It’s hard to believe that a dessert this elevated is made from such basic ingredients: sugar, egg whites, and vanilla. It is also a lovely study in contrasts: the delicate, crisp exterior; the ephemeral interior; and here, soft, sweet-tart rhubarb and crunchy pistachios. Happy spring.
Cakes, cookies, and brownies are great, but some of our favorite chocolate desserts just don’t fit into those categories. Here, you’ll find our collection of the best recipes for classics, such as chocolate puddings, mousses, fondues, bread puddings, and chocolate-dipped fruit. We also have a few new ideas, such as chocolate creme brulee, pavlova, and tiramisu for the more adventurous.
A pavlova may be a showstopper, but it's also simple to make. Preparing the satiny orange curd and crisp meringue in advance is the secret.Baking a meringue at a low temperature maintains its snowy white color. Leaving it in a turned-off oven overnight helps ensure a completely dry, perfect meringue.
In these individual desserts, disks of meringue are flavored with a mix of walnuts and cinnamon and then used to sandwich ice cream. A warm sauce of honey and cooked apples blends in with a scoop of vanilla as it melts.
Ice cream in a 500-degree oven? As long as it's bundled up in a thick layer of meringue, the outside caramelizes, and the inside (chocolate cake with chocolate ice cream) remains brr-illiantly chilly. Martha made this recipe on Martha Bakes episode 310.