Is there anything sweeter than a Valentine's Day treat designed for sharing? This elegant, easier-than-it-looks take on tartufo, the Italian frozen dessert, is made by packing two types of ice cream into a bowl, topping them with a cookie-crumb mixture, then turning the whole thing out and coating it with a chocolate shell. It usually has a maraschino cherry hidden inside--but ours, of course, has two.
In candy-making, the goal is usually to prevent caramel from crystallizing. For this recipe, that's exactly what you want to do to in order to create the grainy, sandy-sugary coating beneath the chocolate. The pralines are also delicious when made with hazelnuts.
These crave-worthy cookies have a kiss of
cherry and make a sweet valentine when sealed
with a personalized cherry-hearts tag. Try swapping the cherries for
dried cranberries, which are
just as tart and a cinch to find.
Looking for a sweet dessert to serve for Passover? This recipe for macaroons offers an intense chocolate flavor without ingredients (bread, wheat, oats, barley, spelt or rye) that are avoided during the Jewish holiday.