The success of most any cake depends on the temperature of your ingredients. Too warm and the batter will be thin, which will make a cake that’s gummy and dense. Too cold and the batter will be heavy and curdled, giving the cake a coarse and muffin-like crumb. These problems can be avoided altogether simply by paying attention to the temperature of your butter, milk, and eggs. With those details squared away, it’s easy to whip up a simple three-egg vanilla cake that’s fluffy, tender, and perfectly moist. Get Recipe!
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Brown butter-based pasta sauces are some of the simplest things around. They’re emulsions made with a flavorful fat and pasta cooking water that coats the pasta in a thin, creamy sheen of flavor. Throw in some sautéed squash and some sage and you’ve got yourself a great 30-minute meal. It’s a classic fall and winter dish that can be made right on the stovetop. Get Recipe!