Ad Hoc at Home: Leek Bread Pudding

Ad Hoc at Home: Leek Bread Pudding

The base for this recipe is Keller’s brioche that will now be transformed into what is, essentially, an excuse to eat stuffing as a regular side dish, which is a brilliant idea. Maddeningly, Keller tells you you will need 12 cups of brioche cubes for this but...
Ad Hoc at Home: Brioche

Ad Hoc at Home: Brioche

I forgot for a moment that I am now a food blogger and did not take a picture of the completed brioche so please accept these prep shots in its place. I made brioche a few years ago as part of my attempt to make every cake in The Cake Bible. Although that book has...
Ad Hoc at Home: Braised Oxtail and Mushroom Tartine

Ad Hoc at Home: Braised Oxtail and Mushroom Tartine

Another epic endeavor of a recipe beginning with 5 cups of beef stock. It really is important to make your own beef stock because there is nothing nearly as good as home-made on the market. Chicken stock, on the other hand, you can get very good canned (or boxed)...
Ad Hoc at Home: Cherry Pie

Ad Hoc at Home: Cherry Pie

Cherry, my absolute favorite kind of pie. And this one is amazing. I know many people are intimidated by pie dough, and rightly so. It’s tricky. I’ve probably had more kitchen tantrums trying to make pie dough than anything else. It’s hard to get the...
Ad Hoc at Home: Sweet Potato Chips

Ad Hoc at Home: Sweet Potato Chips

  You’re really going to be sorry I told you how to make these. Because they’re good. And easy. And mildly addictive. Keller recommends slicing your potatoes with a mandoline, which I don’t have, so I used my Cuisinart’s 1mm slicing disc...

Ad Hoc at Home: Hamburgers

Hamburgers are one of my all-time favorite foods. In fact, if I could just have a really good burger, a frosty Cosmopolitan, a reliable supply of Frango Mints and George Clooney I think I could be happy with those simple things for a very long time. Fortunately I can...