Cook's Illustrated Annual Edition 1993 by Cook's Illustrated Magazine

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  • The best pumpkin pie

    • ashallen on November 23, 2019

      This is an excellent pumpkin pie that I've made many times. I've had pumpkin pies with a range of flavors - some are "brighter" and kind of fruity and others are darker-flavored with spices and brown sugar. This is one of the latter ones, which I love - in fact, I often add a teaspoon of molasses to the custard to bump up the dark flavors a bit more (particularly if I'm using light brown vs. dark brown sugar). The custard's rich and very smooth. Sometimes I replace a few tablespoons of heavy cream with whole milk to dial back the richness a bit. The crust specified in the recipe is a bit fiddly, but you can probably use any crust you like for partial blind-baking. The filling has also baked well in individual custard cups without a crust - I've used a water bath when making them which worked well. Also, I once forgot to add the milk to the custard (though I did remember the cream), and the pie still turned out OK!! [Cross-post for Annual Edition/Magazine.]

  • The best buttermilk waffles

    • ashallen on November 06, 2019

      Good waffles! I think these seemed a bit heavy when made in a Belgian-style waffle maker and might seem lighter as a thinner-style waffle - need to try them again to confirm. [Cross-post for Annual Edition/ Magazine.]

  • The best angel food cake

    • ashallen on October 15, 2020

      This is a very good and very dependable angel food cake recipe. I've made it many times over the years, and it has always come out light, tender, and moist. This is despite the fact that I've strayed from the recipe instructions at times, e.g. substituted all-purpose flour for cake flour (somewhat heavier texture, but still very good), skipped sifting the flour, reduced the sugar by 1/4 c, and/or substituted lime juice for lemon juice. [Cross-post for Cook's Ill. Magazine/ Cooks Ill. 1993 Annual Edition / Cook's Ill. Cookbook / Science of Good Cooking]

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  • ISBN 10 0964017903
  • ISBN 13 9780964017900
  • Published Dec 31 1993
  • Format Hardcover
  • Language English
  • Edition Collector's edition
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Boston Common Press

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Cook's Illustrated 1993 is one of a unique series from the cooking magazine renowned for fanatically testing the best ways to cook the foods we love most. Each elegantly hardbound volume in the Cook's Illustrated Collector's Edition Series includes an entire year's content from the magazine for each year since 1993. We include the often surprising results of countless hours of hands-on kitchen testing along with foolproof master recipes and numerous variations. They appear alongside hundreds of step-by-step, hand-drawn illustrations of useful cooking techniques. You will also find the winners and losers in blind tastings of popular food brands and unbiased tests of kitchen equipment. Build your own essential cooking reference with one or more volumes from the Cook's Illustrated Collector's Edition Series.

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