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America's Test Kitchen From Cook's Illustrated: Desserts With An English Accent

The best shortbread and a cup of coffee from the episode titled "Desserts With An English Accent"
Carl Tremblay WGBH
The best shortbread and a cup of coffee from the episode titled "Desserts With An English Accent"

Airs Saturday, January 22, 2011 at 2 p.m. on KPBS TV

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This season, the "America's Test Kitchen" cooks Julia Collin Davison, Becky Hays, Bridget Lancaster and Yvonne Ruperti, prepare 52 all-new recipes, including ultimate chocolate cupcakes, old-fashioned beef pot roast, bread pudding, indoor pulled pork, Chicago-style deep dish pizza, cherry pie, easier fried chicken, hands-free risotto, foolproof grilled tuna and more.

In this episode, test cook Yvonne Ruperti shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the ultimate classic bread pudding. Chris then discusses the virtues of stale versus dried bread while baking with science expert Guy Crosby. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals the best small appliances in the equipment corner. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to the best shortbread.

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