Valerie cake

The best chocolate cake ever A few years back, I went to a Christmas party at a friend’s house, and everybody brought something. Our French friend Valerie brought this French chocolate cake, and it was so extremely delicious that after that party practically every single woman asked Valerie privately for the recipe. So every time […]

Raspberry granita

Like Italian gelato This raspberry ice has a serious raspberry flavor. It reminds me of Italian gelato, very intensely raspberry and not very sweet. How to make Raspberry Granita: Heat one cup of sugar and 1/2 cup of water in a small saucepan until the sugar dissolves, a few minutes, and let it cool. Puree […]

Raspberry meringues

Eggs for dessert! Spring is the season for eggs, and meringues are eggs for dessert. Try to use the freshest eggs possible – which means getting them from your farmer’s market, if not from your own chickens or your neighbor’s chickens. How to make meringues: Preheat the oven to 350 F. Separate five eggs, putting […]