10 Recipes from Our Latest #f52contest It Just Wouldn't Be the Holidays Without (2024)


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We're partnering with our friends at All-Clad to bring you our latest #f52contest—Your Favorite Holiday Dish—and an amazing holiday prize for the winner.

Our latest #f52contest asked you to share the foods that make you feel like it's the holidays—the sweets, special breakfasts, leftover sandwiches, and those things that it just wouldn't be the holidays without. And did you ever! Here are some of our favorite submissions:

A big congrats to our winner, who made the Mexican sweets mazapan de sabores:

Sweet potato and squash make for an update on the classic latke:

@pinchofalex demanded healthy latkes this holiday season. We worked our magic and gave this batch a twist with a mix of sweet potatoes and squash. 1 medium sweet potato 1/2 butternut squash, peeled 1 shallot, minced 3 eggs 3 tbsp flour (you can use g-free) Cayenne, salt, pepper to taste Ghee and olive oil for cooking Grate potatoes and squash in food processor. In large bowl, whisk eggs, shallot, flour, and seasoning together. Mix in grated potatoes. Heat oil or ghee in cast iron over medium heat (you want a thin layer over bottom of pan). Scoop batter in 1/3 cup portions and drop into oil. Cook for a few minutes on each side, until golden brown. You can keep the latkes on a sheet pan at 200 in the oven to keep warm until you serve. I topped mine with Greek yogurt and chives. #f52contest

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A nut-and-chocolate brittle makes a great holiday gift (if you can bring yourself to share):

...As does super-aromatic vanilla sugar, which makes everything it touches special.

A white hot chocolate gains a floral note when made with coconut milk:

Candied cranberries make everything—from co*cktails to cakes to your morning yogurt—feel festive:

Nothing is better at the holidays—or at breakfast—than pie, and this apple one is especially beautiful:

Have had a bunch of people ask me for a recipe so since I do not have a blog here is how to make a simple apple tart in time for the holidays/your face. 🍎 French cooking for the most part isn't complicated but about time, putting in the work (nothing pre-made or instant), and ingredients (we're not talking the crazy complicated pastries and custards here). The most simple pastry dough you can make is 2 parts flour to 1 part butter. So if you have half a cup of butter you use a cup of flour ... but I highly recommend investing in a scale as cups are inaccurate when it comes to something as fickle as flour. You can add a little sugar (no more than a few tablespoons) if you don't want to make a big batch and use the dough for quiche or something. Make sure all your ingredients are cold and mix together using a tiny bit of ice water to make the dough come together. Let that sit overnight in the fridge or, if you make ahead of time, in the freezer letting it defrost in the fridge the day before. 🍎 When you decide to make the tart preheat your oven to 375 and using a Mandoline, slice your apples. I find the easiest way is to cut the apple lengthwise, core it with a paring knife and just slice them that way so you have even slices.Making everything the same size is important, it'll cook evenly. 🍎 Roll out your dough so it's completely even (that way it doesn't burn) and you can make the crust a tad bit thicker so it doesn't burn (or get some tin foil out in case it browns more quickly than your dough and apples). 🍎 Arrange the apples in concentric circles, sprinkle a handful of sugar over the top, and pop in the oven checking at the 30 minute mark. It will most likely need another 15 minutes depending on your oven. 🍎 While the tart is finishing off take some jam (apricot is the best!) and heat it until it becomes liquid. When the apples on your tart have begun to caramelize take out the tart and with a pastry brush glaze the tart and you're done 😊. 🍎 if you've read this far (it's too late) and want me to post more recipes let me know! 🍎🍎🍎🍎🍎🍎🍎🍎🍎🍎🍎🍎🍎🍎 #eeeeeats #devourpower #dailyfoodfeed #feastagram #buzzfeast #f52contest #f52grams #feedfeed

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That goes for savory pies and galettes, too. This one is simple enough for a weeknight and special enough for the holidays:

A close up of the sweet potato and beet galette. It's super simple to make, and no real recipe is needed. You just need to know the method. You can make this galette as big or small as you please. It's perfect for the holidays! Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Thinly slice peeled sweet potato and beets (I used red, chioggia and golden beets). Roll out galette dough and transfer to a parchment-lined sheet pan (store-bought pie dough works fine). Lightly grate Gruyere cheese over the dough. In a circular pattern, arrange the sweet potato and beets leaving 2 inch border. Lightly brush the sweet potato and beets with oil, and season with chopped thyme, salt and pepper. Fold in the edges. Grate more cheese on top. Bake for about 45 minutes until golden brown. Before serving, drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and garnish with thyme sprigs. Can be served warm or at room temperature.

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Chamomile and rose make homemade marshmallows even spiffier—and even more likely to end up in our hot cocoa:

What's Christmas morning without a special breakfast? These cinnamon buns also have carrots, cranberries, and walnuts in them (sacrilege to the classic, or a reason to have two?):

We're partnering with our friends at All-Clad to bring you our latest #f52contest—You Favorite Holiday Dish—and an amazing holiday prize for the winner. Yep: The winner will receive a holiday-ready All-Clad cookset.

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