Desserts, Flambéed

Appears in
Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets

By Darra Goldstein

Published 2015

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desserts, flambéed, make dramatic use of flame to create spectacle for the diner. Whether deftly performed at a restaurant table with a spirit burner and polished copper pan, or rushed blazing from the family kitchen to a darkened dining room, a flambé can create a thrilling grand finale to a meal. Why stop at a few candles when you can set the whole dessert alight?