Sifted: Mooncakes, Beer Brownies + More
By: Allison Milam
- In honor of China's Mid-Autumn Festival, give the gift of homemade Mooncakes. A symbol of unity and harmony, these Cantonese delicacies are available at most Chinese specialty stores, but Two Red Bowls has a pretty enticing reason to fill each round, golden cake with your own red-bean or white-lotus paste.
- After a summer of potato chips with lobster rolls and fries with backyard burgers, we wouldn't dare guilt you with the suggestion of kale chips. Instead, Simply Scratch suggests Crispy Baked Basil Chips that pack all that crisp satisfaction we dig about kale chips, but with an unforgettably herby edge.
- As perhaps the last stone fruit confection of the season, Sprouted Kitchen's Nectarine Tart with Rye Cornmeal Crust has a buttery crust with a more unique flavor and texture than if it was made with all-purpose flour. While we wish we could immortalize juicy nectarines forever, this one's best enjoyed straight out of the oven.