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.
Our brownies are fudgy, moist and rich. Spiked with espresso powder and toasted walnuts, these are an adult version of the childhood favorite.
Lemon Thyme Crisps
Fresh ginger brightens the lemon-thyme flavor in these rich, crisp "biscuits." This recipe came to us from Anne Marie Lasher, an old friend and colleague from our White Dog Cafe days. Along with Stephen Wood, Anne Marie now owns Picnic, a terrific take-out cafe in West Philadelphia.
Our lemon bars are a wonderful combination of sweet and tart. The crisp, buttery crust complements the tart filling.
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.