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21 Magical, One-Pan, 3-Minute, Really Good, Extremely Moist Genius Recipes

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Let's call it successful recipe branding. So many of the most beloved and memorable Genius Recipes on Food52 sell themselves with a short, compelling descriptor in the title—one-pan, 3-minute, really good, no-knead, extremely moist (almost regardless of your predisposition toward that word).

Are the names what make them genius? No. But would Dan Leader's "4-Hour Baguette" have caught your attention if it was simply called "Baguette"? Probably not.

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The one rule is: They have to live up to the promise of their names—and (great news!) these 21 magical, adjective-lovin' recipes do just that.

Lady & Pups' Magic 15-Second Creamy Scrambled Eggs
Lady & Pups' Magic 15-Second Creamy Scrambled Eggs
Jessica Fechtor's Five-Fold Challah
Jessica Fechtor's Five-Fold Challah
King Arthur Flour's Never-Fail Biscuits
King Arthur Flour's Never-Fail Biscuits
Nigella Lawson's One-Step, No-Churn Coffee Ice Cream
Nigella Lawson's One-Step, No-Churn Coffee Ice Cream
Martha Stewart's One-Pan Pasta
Martha Stewart's One-Pan Pasta
My New Roots' Life-Changing Loaf of Bread
My New Roots' Life-Changing Loaf of Bread
Dan Leader's 4-Hour Baguette
Dan Leader's 4-Hour Baguette
Nigel Slater's Really Good Spaghetti Bolognese
Nigel Slater's Really Good Spaghetti Bolognese
Alice Medrich's Best Cocoa Brownies
Alice Medrich's Best Cocoa Brownies
Caroline J. Beck's 6-Minute Meyer Lemon Olive Oil Custard
Caroline J. Beck's 6-Minute Meyer Lemon Olive Oil Custard
Nigel Slater's Extremely Moist Chocolate-Beet Cake

Nigel Slater's Extremely Moist Chocolate-Beet Cake by Genius Recipes

Jim Lahey's No-Knead Pizza Dough + Margherita Pie

Jim Lahey's No-Knead Pizza Dough + Margherita Pie by Genius Recipes

Barbara Kafka's Simplest Roast Chicken
Barbara Kafka's Simplest Roast Chicken
Melissa Clark's Really Easy Duck Confit

Melissa Clark's Really Easy Duck Confit by Genius Recipes

Anne Dimock's Straight-Up Rhubarb Pie

Anne Dimock's Straight-Up Rhubarb Pie by Genius Recipes

Josh Ozersky's 3-Minute Hash Browns
Josh Ozersky's 3-Minute Hash Browns
The Kitchn's One-Ingredient Ice Cream

The Kitchn's One-Ingredient Ice Cream by Genius Recipes

Shirley Corriher's Touch-of-Grace Biscuits

Shirley Corriher's Touch-of-Grace Biscuits by Genius Recipes

Maria Speck's Shortcut Polenta
Maria Speck's Shortcut Polenta
Michel Richard's Glazed and Glistening Haricots Verts
Michel Richard's Glazed and Glistening Haricots Verts
Ovenly's Secretly Vegan Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies
Ovenly's Secretly Vegan Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies

Got a genius recipe to share—from a classic cookbook, an online source, or anywhere, really? With a really cool name or otherwise? Please send it my way (and tell me what's so smart about it) at [email protected].


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