Hi there and welcome to 5 Weeknight Dishes. This week we’re doing one thing new: desserts. Final Friday I requested if this was one thing that might curiosity you, and I’ve by no means gotten so many emails. (Should you’re feeling cheated and need your dinner recipes, check out these options for some excellent weeknight choices from my boss, Sam Sifton.)

Choosing this week’s recipes was each very straightforward and really arduous — straightforward as a result of I do know exactly what I wish to bake once I want one thing candy on demand (these recipes could be made inside two hours or much less), arduous due to all the alternatives to agonize over, such is my love for the baking recipes on NYT Cooking. Like Dorie Greenspan’s Swedish almond cake. Samantha Seneviratne’s double chocolate cookies. Susan Spungen’s brown sugar anise cookies. I may go on, and can beneath.

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Listed here are 5 desserts for the week:

3. New Basic Brownies

I actually debated whether or not to offer you a cookie, cake or brownie to satisfy your chocolate wants. However I concluded that nothing beats a brownie, ideally served with a small, very chilly glass of milk. I’m unconflicted about whether or not that brownie must be fudgy or cakey: Clearly it must be fudgy. This recipe, from the cookbook writer Alice Medrich, is my favourite. Different wonderful brownies to think about: maximalist pecan pie brownies; vegan brownies with tahini and halvah; flourless beet brownies.

4. Nutella Banana Bread

Banana bread is one in all my lifelong favorites, and I prefer it finest studded closely with chocolate chips. Yossy Arefi goes a step past that and provides swirls of Nutella. Image your self consuming this on the sofa when you watch “Name My Agent!” (OK, that’s me.) For a extra traditional and really scrumptious chocolate chip banana bread, do that recipe; and this banana bread is a spin on a extra conventional spiced bread.

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