Note: These recipes have been adapted from "Desserts by Pierre Herme," by Dorie Greenspan. Copyright 1998 by SOCREPA and Dorie Greenspan. Reprinted by permission of SOCREPA. Published by Little, Brown.
The word affogato means "drowned" in Italian. Complete any meal with this elegant -- and easy-to-make -- dessert.
This recipe comes from Everyday Food, and was also featured on the January 16, 2007 episode of "The Martha Stewart Show."
We garnished these sophisticated desserts, which are very easy to prepare, with chocolate shavings. To make your own garnish, use a knife or vegetable peeler to scrape a 4-ounce bar of semisweet or bittersweet chocolate into thin strips.