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Chocolate Shell Tartufo

Solid + solid = liquid: Chocolate shell topping for ice cream

When I was growing up, one summer treat I really looked forward to was visits to Dairy Queen. I favoured Blizzards (to this day, I prefer ice cream with mix-ins), but I thought dipped cones were fascinating, even though I never ordered them. How did they put ice cream – upside-down, no less – into […]

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Zabaglione

Sabayon: Egg-yolk foam

Everyone knows you can make a foam out of egg whites; that’s what meringue is. But did you know that egg yolks can foam too? It’s a little trickier, though. Yolks won’t foam without a little help in the form of some added water. And unlike egg white proteins, which can be destabilized by mechanical […]

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Red velvet sponge 3

Red velvet carpet: Microwave sponge cake

Another one from the “I’ve been meaning to try” files, this time prompted in part by a recipe in the latest issue of Lucky Peach. Microwave sponge cakes, pioneered by Albert Adrià, had a brief surge of popularity a few years ago, before retreating back to the relative obscurity of “just another pastry technique.” There […]

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