Blog: Other Sweets

When you’ve got a serious sweet tooth like Julia, you don’t limit yourself to cakes and cookies. Here, she’s gathered for you her favorite “other sweets” recipes, including ice creams, sorbets, mousses, modeling chocolate, and more!

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Maine Blueberry Pancakes

Most visitors to Vacationland busy themselves with swimming or hiking or sailing. And me? Well, truth be told: as much as I subscribe to the virtues of physical fitness, my favorite summer pastime remains on the extreme energy-conserving end of

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Lemon Pavlova

By the mid-1920s, Russian prima ballerina Anna Pavlova had become such a superstar that one ardent chef-admirer created the world’s most airy dessert and named it after her. (Some say the chef was inspired by the dancer’s fluffy tutu worn

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White Chocolate-Basil Panna Cotta

Pretty soon basil will be flooding farmers’ markets, overstuffing fridges . . . and launching most home cooks into pesto overdrive. Sure, you can freeze the zesty green stuff, but why not turn the herb into a dish that’s really

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Rhubarb-Strawberry Granita Parfait

Though granita, sorbet’s icier cousin, is most often consumed mid-meal as a palate cleanser, its lightness (no fat!) makes it an ideal summertime dessert. Here, I’ve eased up on the zero-fat restriction with a study in crunchy-creamy contrasts: a tart

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