Hot desserts should not he limited to rainy nights and elegant dinner parties. Stars’ hot desserts are striking in appearance and effect but are not difficult to make. Compotes can primarily be prepared ahead and quickly assembled at the last minute. Contrary to popular belief, it is not necessary to tiptoe past the oven and speak in hushed tones while a soufflé is baking. Soufflés, like big dogs, just need to be treated with a little respect. Egg whites are delicate, should not be overwhipped, and should be folded gently into the soufflé base.