These vanilla chai muffins highlight a wonderful blend of spices: cardamom, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, star anise, vanilla. With a perfect texture and crunchy sugar topping, the muffins have a slight richness to them that begs for a slather of mascarpone or a drizzle of honey. Feast on one (or two!) alongside a tea you love.
So, I saw this recipe on Pinterest and immediately knew I wanted to try it. But I took awhile to get around to it. However, the other day, my friend Angie asked me if I'd tried it yet. When I told her that I hadn't, she told me that I must, must try it as soon as possible.
Gnocchi alla Romana These Roman-style gnocchi aren't the usual potato, ricotta, or squash kind. The recipe for these flat semolina gnocchi is an adaptation of one in David Downie's Cooking the Roman Way (HarperCollins, 2002). We featured this dish as part of Anya von Bremzen's feature about Rome's classic dishes, "Eternal Pleasures," in our April 2010 issue.