11 Recipes that Require a Leap of Faith

What would you do if you had an extra 24 hours? Would you take a risk? Cook with reckless abandon?

Please ferment, please ferment, please ferment.

Please ferment, please ferment, please ferment.

This year, we’re facing our fears under the rational presumption that, with an extra 24 hours this year—Leap Day!—any failures don’t count. Bring on the recipes that give no indication of whether they’ll actually work until the ninth hour. We’re talking slow-cooking braises (Will there be succulent ribs or a dried-out carcass once five hours are up?), fermentations, soufflés (Still holding our breaths.), and all those dramatic in-oven transformations.

See you in March, real life. We’re filling our kitchens with 11 foods that take a leap of faith:

For dinner:


Pimento Cheese Soufflé

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Pimento Cheese Soufflé by Mary Catherine Tee


Maple Braised Rabbit And Carrots

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Maple Braised Rabbit And Carrots by aargersi


Braised Short Rib Tacos

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Braised Short Rib Tacos by Phyllis Grant


Beef Vegetable Soup Bourguignon

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Beef Vegetable Soup Bourguignon by Waverly

For dessert:


Croquembouche

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Croquembouche by Camille Becerra


Chocolate-Almond Croissants

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Chocolate-Almond Croissants by Mei Chin


These Sky-High Popovers Might Make You Believe in Magic

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These Sky-High Popovers Might Make You Believe in Magic by Erin McDowell


Puff Pastry

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Puff Pastry by Camille Becerra


Chocolate Soufflé

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Chocolate Soufflé by Yossy Arefi

After-dinner drinks:


My Adventures in Brewing Kombucha (& How You Can Do It, Too)

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My Adventures in Brewing Kombucha (& How You Can Do It, Too) by Sarah Jampel


How to Brew Beer at Home (Especially if You've Never Brewed Before)

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How to Brew Beer at Home (Especially if You’ve Never Brewed Before) by Leslie Stephens

What would you make if you weren’t afraid it wouldn’t work? Tell us in the comments below!

This article was written by Leslie Stephens from Food52 and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network.


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