Rogue Baking Tips with Alice Medrich

Alice's Top 5 No-Bake Desserts

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Every week, baking expert Alice Medrich will be going rogue on Food52 -- with shortcuts, hacks, and game-changing recipes.

Today: Five desserts that keep the oven firmly turned off. 

Beer for Dessert

While the delight of laying out a freshly baked pie or sheet of brownies on the counter is a palpable one, that thrill is often countered by the climbing (read: stifling) temperatures we get the pleasure of experiencing in the summer months. But, just because it's sweltering out, doesn't mean your sweet tooth is taking a vacation. Good thing these five recipes preclude pre-heating.

Strawberries and Cream, 5 Ways

How To Serve Strawberries and Cream


Crazy-Good No-Temper Chocolate-Dipped Cherries

Crazy-Good No-Temper Chocolate Dipper Cherries


Beer Floats

Beer For Dessert


Grilled Chocolate Sandwiches

Grilled Chocolate Sandwiches


Sensational Strawberry Sorbet

Sensational Strawberry Sorbet

Get excited about Alice's forthcoming book Flavor Flours: nearly 125 recipes -- from Double Oatmeal Cookies to Buckwheat Gingerbread -- made with wheat flour alternatives like rice flour, oat flour, corn flour, sorghum flour, and teff (not only because they're gluten-free, but for an extra dimension of flavor too). 



Photos by James Ransom and Mark Weinberg

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about 1 month ago RON SAMBRANO

Love it. I used to work in a natural food store, and did some raw stuff. Thanks for your articles. Foodies gotta stick together.


about 1 month ago Laura415

Love the idea of the beer floats. I know it's not GF but I still love the chocolate stout with Vanilla ice cream. The best! Instead of grilled chocolate sandwiches with bread; I make (or buy) fresh made corn tortillas and fill them with chopped chocolate and a sprinkle of crunchy turbinado sugar. Grill on the stovetop until melty. They are divine and GF:)