What could make a well-spiced, perfectly moist, crunchily-topped pumpkin bread even better? Why cranberries, of course. If you happen to have an extra bag of fresh cranberries lying around after Thanksgiving, this recipe is for you. The addition of the cranberries balances the sweetness of the cake with little bursts of tart flavor, and they make the texture even richer and moister than before. A crunchy raw sugar and pumpkin seed topping rounds it all off.
Makes 1 loaf. Adapted from Tartine.
Are you sick of pumpkin-flavored things yet? Yes? No? Either way, this tea cake is for you. Rather than the standard mix of spices that linger in the background and provide a general warmth to a pumpkin-flavored treat, this tea cake goes big and bold with the spices, incorporating a whopping 5 teaspoons of Vanns Ground Cinnamon, 2 tsp.
Subtle hints of classic pumpkin pie spices complement the sweet squash undertones of this perfectly-sweet pumpkin cheesecake.
This banana bread recipe uses a perfectly balanced blend of spices to enhance the banana flavor, as well as the power of whole wheat flour to create an uncommonly moist loaf.
Both of these recipes are kind of magical -- they take super simple ingredients like water, flour, butter, salt, and Vanns Smoked Spanish Paprika and turn them into beautiful, impressive golden brown focaccia and a deeply orange-red, perfectly flavored smoked paprika butter to be spread on top. It makes a great appetizer for any occasion, but be careful that your guests don’t fill themselves up on it! It’s a little bit addictive.
This is our go-to cake. It looks humble -- just one layer, no icing, the fruit on top kind of burst open and starting to get jammy -- but once people take a bite, they’re hooked.
These falafel sandwiches are straight-up amazing. The falafel is flavorful, crisp, and light, so good that even by itself it’s a wonderful thing.
Making dessert for a crowd can be difficult. Something like a pie is almost big enough, but you'll have to carefully dissect it into tiny slivers to really make it work. A layer cake looks spectacular, but presents the same slicing problem.
This is it, folks. This is the perfect, unexpected, amazing vegetable soup, adapted from Michael Solomonov’s beast of a cookbook Zahav. This recipe is the perfect example of his brilliant and unusual use of commonplace spices and other ingredients.
A perfectly spiced cake from writer Laurie Colwin makes for a simple dessert at the end of a meal or a perfect accompaniment to tea or coffee.