Recipes

All of Gale's recipes that are available on the site are listed below. Or, you can choose to filter by cookbook by clicking on one of the following links:

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  • Pea and Garlic Dip
    June 25th, 2014

      This is a perfect spring and summer dipping dish. It smacks of the first produce of the season and … Continue reading


    Irish Coffee
    August 22nd, 2013

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    This cocktail is always served in an Irish coffee cup, which is clear to show off the light cream against the … Continue reading


    Chocolate Irish Whiskey Cake
    August 22nd, 2013

    Chocolate Irish Whiskey Cake

    This impressive cake can be made ahead. Wrap the layers in plastic and keep them at room temperature for 1 day. The assembled … Continue reading


    Raspberry Rhubarb Pie
    May 8th, 2013

    Raspberry Rubarb Pie

    To make Myrna’s crust: 3 cups flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon sugar 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut up and … Continue reading


    Almond Ciabatta French Toast
    April 6th, 2009

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    At Osteria di Tramonto, the Italian restaurant I owned with my partners we always had table bread left over at … Continue reading


    Watermelon Gazpacho
    April 6th, 2009

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    The first time I hosted a dinner party in my own apartment was when my parents came to visit me … Continue reading


    Quick Pear Streusel Coffee Cake
    April 6th, 2009

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    My grandma Elsie on my mother’s side was a great baker in the Austro-Hungarian tradition. Strudels, poppyseeed cakes, coffee cakes, … Continue reading


    Plum Crostata
    March 20th, 2008

    Under the name of tarte aux quetsches, plum tart is a favorite dessert all over Alsace, especially in the fall … Continue reading


    Chocolate-Almond Upside-Down Cake
    March 16th, 2008

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    Who says upside-down cake has to be a vanilla cake with pineapple rings and maraschino cherries? This chocolate cake with … Continue reading


    Vita’s Ricotta Doughnuts
    March 16th, 2008

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    My Sicilian-American mother-in-law, Vita Seidita, taught me how to make these tender-on-the-inside, crisp-on-the-outside doughnuts, which she often made for her … Continue reading


    Buttermilk Panna Cotta with Strawberry Mash
    March 16th, 2008

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    My husband Jimmy stops reading the dessert menu when he reaches panna cotta, a creamy, easily-made custard sometimes flecked with … Continue reading


    Mint Chocolate-Chip Meringues
    March 16th, 2008

    Meringues are an absolute classic in the grand tradition of petit fours. But you’ll never see a mint chocolate-chip meringue … Continue reading


    Cool Raspberry Lime Terrine
    March 16th, 2008

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    In high summertime, a cool, tangy, quivery dessert is just the ticket. Fragrant lime and juicy raspberries combine in this … Continue reading


    Towering Apple Tarts
    March 16th, 2008

    Apple tart is a dessert that I never get tired of making – or eating. Chunky ones, thin ones, fancy … Continue reading


    Crunchy Chocolate-Almond Toffee
    March 16th, 2008

    I have recently discovered (and become totally addicted to) the marvelous Marcona almond, the favorite of Spanish chefs and tapas-lovers. … Continue reading


    Chocolate-Malted Semi Freddo with Chocolate Bergamot Paint
    March 16th, 2008

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    This recipe is all about my childhood love affair with Fudgsicles combined with my abiding affection for the flavor of … Continue reading


    Honey and Lemon Tea Lollipops
    March 16th, 2008

    Ingredients 30 pansy petals 1 cup sugar 6 Tbs honey 2 Tbs glucose 1/2 cup brewed Darjeeling or black tea … Continue reading


    Pleasant Ridge Reserve with Organic Honey and Pan Forte
    March 16th, 2008

    I tasted a similar pan forte in Italy a few years ago in a little restaurant in the walled city … Continue reading


    Toasted Coconut Risotto with Pecans
    March 10th, 2008

    This dense, creamy risotto studded with nuts and orange zest is not your usual rice pudding! The recipe borrows from … Continue reading


    Roasted Fruits with Cinnamon-Red Wine Glaze and Toasted Almonds
    March 9th, 2008

    Poaching fruit in wine is a French dessert tradition, but we’ve found that oven-roasting brings out more sweetness and taste … Continue reading


    The Best Banana Cream Pie
    March 9th, 2008

    If you’ve only ever tasted diner versions of banana cream pie, you must make this recipe before another day passes. … Continue reading


    Pavlova
    March 9th, 2008

    Easy, pretty, light, and summery, Pavlova has recently become the national dessert of both Australia and New Zealand (the kiwi … Continue reading


    Blackout Cake
    March 9th, 2008

    New Yorkers are famously argumentative, and there’s nothing they like better than an argument about something that doesn’t exist – … Continue reading


    Lydia’s Austrian Raspberry Shortbread
    March 9th, 2008

    When we were taking our baby steps as chefs, one of our favorite teachers was Lydia, queen of the soup … Continue reading


    Chockablock Chocolate Cakes with Warm Macadamia Nut Caramel
    March 9th, 2008

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    Hands down, this is the most popular chocolate dessert I’ve ever served. German chocolate cake – mild cake layered with … Continue reading