Spanish Ham Croquettes

Makes approximately 24. Recipe can be scaled. 4 tbsp unsalted butter¼ cup olive oil1 scant cup flour (just under one cup)1 medium onion very finely diced¼ gallon whole milk at room temperature.1 pinch nutmeg½ pound jamón serrano diced into small piecesflour for breading2 beaten eggsbread 

Hot Fudge Sauce

Hot Fudge Sauce 3 tablespoons butter 3 ounces (3 squares) unsweetened chocolate 1 cup white sugar ½ cup hot water ¼ cup corn syrup Dash of salt 1 teaspoon vanilla In a heavy saucepan melt butter with chocolate. Add sugar, water, corn syrup and salt. 

Jamaican Curry Dumplings

1 pound ground pork 1 green onion, finely chopped 1 tablespoon minced ginger 2 tablespoons minced red bell pepper 1 small carrot, minced 2 to 3 tablespoons prepared curry paste 1 tablespoon prepared salsa Lettuce leaves 30 round won-ton wrappers Mango Relish (recipe follows) DIRECTIONS 

Compost Cookies

makes 15 to 20 cookies 225 g (16 tablespoons) butter, at room temperature200 g (1 cup) granulated sugar150 g (2⁄3 cup tightly packed) light brown sugar50 g (2 tbs) glucose1 egg2 g (1/2 tsp) vanilla extract225 g (1 1⁄3 cups) flour2 g (1/2 tsp) baking 

Sables Breton

Ingredients 1/2 cup + 1 tbsp granulated sugar, 120 g 1/2 cup + 5 tbsp salted butter*, 200 g 3 egg yolks, separated 1 tsp vanilla extract, 4 ml 2 cups + 2 tbsp all-purpose flour, 280 g, plus more for dusting work surface Instructions 

Sables Chocolat a la Fleur de Sel

From the French by Pierre Hermes . 3 g of fleur de sel. 150 g of butter . 120 g of light brown sugar. 50 g of caster sugar . 150 g of 70 % dark chocolate. 175 g of flour. 5 g of natural liquid vanilla 

Ginger Cookies

 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger 1 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard 1/2 teaspoon fine salt 5 cracks freshly ground black pepper 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room 

Shepherd’s Pie

Makes about 4 servings 1.5 lbs ground round beef 1 onion chopped 1-2 cups vegetables – chopped carrots, corn, peas 2 lbs potatoes 1/2 cup butter (1 stick) 1/2 cup beef broth 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce Instructions: Peel and quarter potatoes, boil in salted water 

Ginger Cashew Caramel Popcorn

Makes about 8 cups of corn 8 cups air popped corn 1 cup brown sugar, packed 1 stick unsalted butter (1/2 cup) 1/4 cup white corn syrup (alternately you can use honey if you don’t want corn syrup in your diet) 3 tbsp dark soy 

European Old Lady Cookies

1 lb unsalted butter 1 cup sugar 8 oz cream cheese 2-4 tbsp vanilla extract 4 egg yolks only 4 cups flour 2 tsp baking powder Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F Blend butter and sugar until smooth Add cream cheese and beat for about