Cook's Illustrated Annual Edition 2006 by Cook's Illustrated Magazine

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  • Ultimate turtle brownies

    • Jane on July 25, 2011

      Good for when you want a brownie that's extra special. The instructions for the caramel were very good and the results were perfect. Though the brownies should be served cold from the fridge as the caramel runs off in heat. The brownie was quite dense, almost fudge like, which I like. the combination of chocolate. pecans and caramel made this very special.

  • Applesauce snack cake

    • Analyze on March 12, 2019

      This is SO good! The base cake has a wonderful apple flavor and a great texture. I tried both this recipe, and the Oat-Nut Streusel variation. My husband, who doesn't normally like oat streusel or sweet quick breads, loved the streusel variation. I actually preferred this original version with the cinnamon-sugar topping, as in my opinion it complements the apple flavor in the cake better, and actually makes the cake taste more apple-y. You can't go wrong with either version, or try half and half like I did :) I already have several apple cake recipes that I love, and didn't think I needed another, but I did! I'm excited to try the ginger-cardamom version next. Personally, we had it for breakfast, but this would be great with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream too.

  • Well-done hamburgers on a charcoal grill

    • ashallen on October 12, 2019

      My husband prefers his hamburgers well-done and I prefer mine pink. After a few sad hockey-puck episodes, I found this recipe which makes everyone happy. These are very forgiving hamburgers, tender even when well-done, and deliciously flavored with a bit of garlic and steak sauce. Original recipes specifies making 4 hamburgers from 1.5 lb ground beef - making 3 burgers from 1 lb ground beef works nicely, too. [Cross-post for Annual Edition/Magazine/Science of Good Cooking/Cook's Ill. Cookbook.]

  • Key lime bars

    • ashallen on November 26, 2019

      Very tasty with strong lime flavor. Lime filling had a smooth, creamy texture and the crust had good thickness and firmness. Really good! [Cross-post for Annual Edition/Magazine/Cook's Ill. Cookbook.]

  • Glazed meat loaf

    • ashallen on September 09, 2019

      After some hauntingly bad childhood experiences with meat loaf, I never thought I'd say this, but...this meat loaf is delicious!! I initially made it only because my husband loves meat loaf sandwiches and now he has to share. Great savory flavor, delectably sticky and tangy glaze, and a coherent yet tender texture that works great for sandwiches. Recipe handles modifications very well - I've left out one or more of the mustard/garlic/paprika/tomato juice at one point or another and it's still been very good. Tomato paste whisked in water or extra chicken stock has subbed for tomato juice. Quick oats or fresh toasted bread crumbs have worked fine in place of crushed saltines (bump up salt/soy sauce a bit). Freezes very well - I usually pre-slice it so my husband can easily grab a single slice for a sandwich or meal. [Cross-post for Annual Edition/Magazine/Cook's Ill. Cookbook.]

  • Glazed pork chops

    • ashallen on November 04, 2019

      Great recipe. I can be picky about strong sour flavors in savory dishes, but the large amount of vinegar in the sauce for these pork chops cooked down into a deliciously tangy sauce. It's also worked well with a mixture of half red wine vinegar + half sherry vinegar as a substitute for cider or white vinegar. Relatively quick/easy to pull together, too. [Cross-post for Annual Edition/Magazine/Cook's Ill. Cookbook.]

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  • ISBN 10 1933615117
  • ISBN 13 9781933615110
  • Published Dec 31 2006
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 192
  • Language English
  • Edition Collector's edition
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Boston Common Press

Publishers Text

Eureka! In 2006 our test cooks developed a method for a great pepper-crusted filet mignon recipe that adds a bold punch of flavor without a blast of painful heat. Our rating of grill pans uncovered a $40 winner, while some of its competitors cost more than $100! Our test kitchen staff developed an invaluable, reliable guide to knowing when food is done - cookies, for example, should be slightly undercooked when pulled from the oven, as they continue to bake when cooling. Did you know that the best place to store carrots and ginger is in a pot of sand How about using your old hot-air popcorn popper to toast nuts


Perfect for long-term reference, the Cook's Illustrated 2006 Annual contains all six of the 2006 issues, in their original form, and bound along with a 2006 Master Recipe and Article Index. The sturdy cloth cover is durable and kitchen-friendly - sure to keep your favorite recipes safe and sauce spatter free for years to come - and its distinctive gold stamping make it an attractive addition to your cookbook library.



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