The executive chef at Gautreau's in New Orleans shares a dessert she calls 'nostalgic and comforting'
2012 JAMES BEARD RISING STAR CHEF NOMINEE
2 pints strawberries, hulled and quartered
1 pint blueberries
1 cup sugar (divided)
1 tbsp. cornstarch
¾ cup flour
1 tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. salt
¼ cup milk
½ tsp. vanilla extract
6 tbsp. butter, melted
1. Preheat oven to 375. In a bowl, combine all berries, ½ cup plus 2 tsp. sugar and cornstarch. Let sit for 10 minutes.
2. In another bowl, mix flour, ½ cup sugar, baking powder and salt. In a third bowl, stir egg, milk, vanilla and butter. Add dry ingredients. Stir well.
3. Place six, 6-oz. ramekins on a baking sheet. Divide fruit evenly and top each with a few spoonfuls of batter. Bake 25 to 30 minutes, until tops are golden brown. Cool 5 minutes; serve.
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Jeff Lewis's CHIC GLASSWARE
The designer, remodeling expert and Bravo host reveals his top picks for serving drinks in style
Lewis recommends this "simple and to-the-point" tumbler, which he says is "perfect for everyday-or the hard stuff."
Cooper Double Old-Fashioned, $3.50 each; cb2.com
"It's elegant and sophisticated, a go-to glass for any special occasion," Lewis says of this collection (also far right).
Edge Wine Glass and Champagne Flute, $12.95 each; crateandbarrel.com
This stainless glass is "sure to one-up your neighbors," says Lewis, who suggests keeping a few in the freezer for "icy-cold cocktails."
Stainless Steel Martini Glass, $10 each; surlatable.com
"This sexy, seamless design has a low center of gravity-making it much easier to handle when you're tipsy," Lewis says.
Stemless Martini Glasses, $7.96 for 4; worldmarket.com
For discerning hosts, Lewis suggests this angular highball glass as "a classy way to booze it up."
Schott Zweisel Pure Double Old-Fashioned Rocks Glass, $40.95 for 6; cooking.com
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