Tag: Hillary Reeves

Classic French Crêpes

Classic French Crêpes with Jam

What hot dog stands are to New York, crêpe stands are to Paris. They’re everywhere! With this simple recipe, you can bring these iconic Parisian crêpe stands home. Plus, the batter keeps well in the fridge for several days, so you don’t have to make them all at once.

French Macarons

French Macarons with Charles Antona Fig Jam

Even with a perfect recipe, getting the finicky French macaron right depends on technique. That said, everyone claims to have the trick to making the perfect batch, whether that be letting the piped-out morsels rest and form an outer shell, or letting eggs sit out for several hours so that they come to room temperature. This French macaron recipe is a great introduction to the beloved French pastry.

Swedish Pancakes

Pannkakor: Swedish Pancakes

Despite their namesake, pannkakor are actually more like crêpes than pancakes. Thin and delicate in flavor, they’re a great base for a variety of toppings, including butter and powdered sugar, jam, or the lingonberry preserves from the Sweden Box.

Swedish Kladdkaka

Swedish Kladdkaka

Kladdkaka (a literal translation of sticky cake in Swedish) is one of the most popular accompaniments to the traditional fika coffee break. True to its name, kladdkaka is crisp on the outside and almost runny on the inside.

Lingonberry Buns

Lingonberry Buns

Kanelbullar, or cinnamon buns, are one of the most popular pastries in Sweden. This recipe incorporates fruity lingonberry jam into the filling, making these pastries a delicious addition to breakfast or brunch. Feel free to swap the filling and experiment with your favorites: chocolate chips, fresh berries, nuts, or cinnamon-sugar are all great options.

Portuguese Baked Eggs

Portuguese Baked Eggs

An excellent breakfast or brunch dish, these baked eggs are delicious with crusty bread for sopping up the leftover sauce and creamy egg yolk. While the recipe works with standard finishing salt, the sea salt and lemon from the Portugal Box adds bright notes to this rich and satisfying meal.

Portuguese Icebox Cake

No-Bake Icebox Cookie Cake

A typical, summer-time cake made with digestive biscuits and a whipped cream and condensed milk mixture, bolo de bolacha is rich and filling, but not too sweet. Plus, it’s easy to make and calls for just a few ingredients that you may already have in your pantry!

Thai Iced Boba Tea

Thai Iced Bubble Tea

This variation on Thai iced tea incorporates the same gummy tapioca pearls that bubble tea is so famous for. Sweetened with Chiwadi’s coconut flower syrup, it makes for a sweet and refreshing drink. Look for tapioca pearls at Asian grocery stores.

Coconut Custard Cakes

Thai Coconut Custard Cakes

Hillary Reeves creatively combines Chiwadi’s coconut flower syrup and Virgin Coco’s crispy rolls (both from the Thailand Box) to create simple, satisfying custards. Make sure to plan on making these in advance, as they require 3 hours chilling time in the refrigerator.

Green Curry Fried Jasberry Rice

Green Curry and Crab Fried Rice

Hillary Reeves updates basic fried rice with crab meat and curry paste from the Thailand Box. Jasberry rice (also from the Thailand Box) lends a beautiful purple-black hue to the dish. It makes for a satisfying main or side, and is great enjoyed cold or the next day for leftovers.