• Light Your Desserts on Fire

    4 monthes ago - By Eater

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    Flambeéing desserts at home is easier than you think - and guaranteed to make you feel something For me, it started this summer, when I was flipping through the 1961 edition of The New York Times Cookbook .Pears were in peak season, and I had just bought half a dozen from my neighborhood fruit stand. I came across a recipe for pears a la Bordelaise, which called for poaching pears in a spiced red wine syrup, then dousing the plated dessert in rum and lighting it on fire. It seemed an appropriate way to end a dinner in this trash fire of a year.
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