Truffled Madeira Sauce: Part of a Southern Christmas Dinner


This recipe is part of a Southern Christmas Dinner. It is adapted from Frank Stitt’s Southern Table (Artisan). 4 tablespoons unsalted butter 4 shallots finely minced Leaves from 2 sprigs of thyme About 1 ounce of thinly sliced black truffle 6 tablespoons Sercial or Verdelho Madeira 3 cups chicken broth Kosher salt and freshly …

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Chestnuts: Chestnut and Celery Root Soup

2 tablespoons butter 1 medium onion (about 5 ounces) cut into one-fourth-inch dice 4 ounces leeks, white part only, cut into one-fourth-inch dice 1 green apple, peeled, cored and cut into one-fourth-inch dice 12 ounces fresh peeled or frozen chestnuts 1 rib of celery, cut into one-fourth-inch dice One-half pound …

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Pumpkin Pecan Torte

1 1/2 cups plus 1/3 cup toasted pecans 4 tablespoons sugar 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 egg white 1 1/2 cups cooked pureed pumpkin 1 cup packed light brown sugar 1/2 cup milk 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon each allspice and nutmeg Salt 3 eggs, separated 1 envelope unflavored …

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