Chocolate Stout Cake
A heavy drizzle of a hearty stout beer makes this cake rich and moist. The touch of reduced beer in the chocolate ganache packs the final punch. This recipe is excerpted from "20 for 20: Twenty Recipes Commemorating Twenty Years of Metropolitan Bakery," our newest cookbook, on sale now.
Pumpkin Custard Tart
This creamy tart is the perfect finale to a holiday meal. Dates are the surprise ingredient, adding an exotic sweetness to the tart and complementing the flavor of the pumpkin.
French Berry Rolls
Our famous French berry rolls sell out practically every day. Now, you can bake them at home. But be warned — to do it right, you'll need to create your own all-natural chef and white starter first. Not for novice bakers.
Our brownies are fudgy, moist and rich. Spiked with espresso powder and toasted walnuts, these are an adult version of the childhood favorite.
Portobello, Swiss Chard, and Goat Cheese with Walnut Pesto
This sandwich is filled with wonderful textures and flavors. The walnut pesto offers a quiet, underlying flavor to the sharpness of the goat cheese and the sweetness of the bell peppers. The portobello mushroom anchors the sandwich beautifully.
You don't have to be a master baker like Metropolitan's James Barrett to make delicious French-inspired delights at home. Here are several favorites—some savory, some sweet—adapted by James for the home chef.