I love chocolate omelets because so many people seem so startled by the idea. A chocolate omelet might seem odd, but eggs take beautifully to chocolate, as anyone who has ever had a chocolate cake or chocolate pudding or a chocolate mousse or a chocolate custard—or a chocolate soufflé—knows.
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This is Connecticut author John E. Finn’s favorite omelet (and it’s dessert!). He says he likes it more than he likes his wife, his kids, and almost as much as he likes his dog. We hope he’s kidding! Fun fact: this boozy omelet is one of the oldest of dessert omelets, simple to make and spectacular to serve.
Meringue is really one of the easiest things in the world to make if you just know a few tricks when preparing. Robyn Stone’s mile-high version makes for a showstopper of a pie.
A spin on her mother’s classic meringues, Leah Koenig’s version dips them in melted chocolate and finely chopped almonds for a treat that satisfies after the seder meal, or anytime.
When you’re gluten-free, you want flavor and texture, so we’re passing on a very good pie crust recipe from Saveur’s New Classics Cookbook. Whether you fill this shortbread-like crust with berries, stone fruits, or chocolate cream, every guest, gluten-free or not, will enjoy this one.