The Gobbler is a great way to use your Thanksgiving leftovers. You can substitute cranberry sauce for the tapenade and day-old green bean casserole for the fried shallots and green beans. But what makes this recipe great is that it gives you the opportunity to celebrate Thanksgiving year-round.
This is for those times you urgently need a brownie, but don’t want to make – or, rather, can’t justify making – a whole batch.
This light olive oil cake can be served alone or accompanied by pears poached in red wine or brandy-soaked cherries or prunes, but the success of the cake depends on using a top-quality olive oil.
Because there’s not much flour in this batter, the crumb is chewy, sort of like a cross between a custard pie and a buttery cake. The cake is very thin but a good platform for the whipped cream and berries.
Chocolate and beets are a natural pair. The earthiness of the beets contrasts with the richness and sweetness of chocolate. The milk chocolate frosting on this cake is laced with orange zest—orange tastes great with both chocolate and beets.