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Scooped: Raspberry, Hibiscus, Lavender and Rose Sorbet

Serious Eats Ethan Frisch Post a comment

The key to a great Valentine's Day dessert is lightness. The lush, raspberry base is balanced beautifully with tart hibiscus, light rose sweetness and a hint of lavender at the finish. Sweet and clean with an underlying complexity, it's incredibly easy to make and the final product is a bright and beautiful pink. More

Cherry Chocolate Brownies

Serious Eats Carrie Vasios Mullins 4 comments

Adapted from How To Be A Domestic Goddess by Nigella Lawson.... More

Raspberry Liqueur Chocolates

Serious Eats Lucy Baker 4 comments

These easy homemade candies are reminiscent of fancy dipped chocolates. They may not look as pretty, but they are filled with the fresh, pure flavor of dark chocolate and sweet, boozy raspberries. Gussied up in paper liners and arranged in... More

Chocolate Ganache Truffles

Serious Eats Kumiko Mitarai Post a comment

Cakespy: Conversation Heart Cream Pie

Serious Eats cakespy Closed

Believe it or not, letting those sugary-chalky lumps steep in milk before making a cream pie custard filling actually does yield a surprisingly toothsome (if slightly tooth-decaying) pastry product. More

Cinnamon and Orange Pudding

Serious Eats Max Falkowitz 4 comments

[Photograph: Max Falkowitz] An unusual take on a classic dessert. Ceylon cinnamon takes on an almost chocolate character when paired with bright orange. I like this best with a generous plop of freshly whipped cream and, if I'm feeling especially... More

Cook the Book: Caramelized Orange Cheesecake

Serious Eats Caroline Russock 2 comments

Super creamy with a great graham crust, lightly orangey filling, and an almost stained glass-like caramelized orange topping, this cheesecake was almost as good to look at as it was to eat. More

At Home with The Culinary Institute of America: Chocolate Truffles

Serious Eats Caroline Russock 10 comments

[Photograph: Robyn Lee] As much as I'd like to believe that Valentine's Day is a day to celebrate love, for many of us, it's really all about the chocolates. Whether it's the big box of Godiva or a Whitman's sampler... More

Seriously Italian: Almond Olive Oil Cake for Valentine's Day

Serious Eats Gina DePalma 17 comments

Chocolate on Valentine's Day seems like too obvious a choice. Can we give some love to the almond instead? The nut's flavor profile teases, going from subtle and sweet when raw to deep, warm and toasty when baked. More

French in a Flash: Sweet Valentine's Coeur a la Creme with Strawberry Sauce

Serious Eats Kerry Saretsky 11 comments

They say absence makes the heart grow fonder. I say cream and cream cheese make the heart grow creamier. Sugar makes the heart grow sweeter. Some people have funny valentines, but I have French ones, and this year, I am... More

Cook the Book: Baked Hot Chocolate

Serious Eats Michele Humes 10 comments

Photograph from kevinmarsh on Flickr Today's Cook the Book recipe comes to us from Heidi Friedlander, contributor to Scharffen Berger's The Essence of Chocolate, and pastry chef at Cleveland's popular Moxie. Baked in mugs or cups and dolloped with whipped... More

Melt Hearts with Frozen Wine

Serious Eats Lucy Baker 3 comments

Valentine's Day is less than 24 hours away, and wine shops everywhere are busting out the Champagne. But before you blow a wad of cash on an expensive bottle of bubbly, why not consider a carton? That's right: a... More

Baking with Dorie: Chocolate-Dipped Linzer Hearts

Serious Eats Dorie Greenspan 8 comments

If you haven't already whipped up something wonderful for the sweetheart(s) in your life, here's a recipe for a cookie that makes any day sweeter. It's a linzer cookie—made with flour and ground nuts and spiced with cinnamon and cloves—cut out with a cute little heart-shaped cutter and dipped in melted chocolate. More

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