Recipe: Champagne Gelée

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Valerie Gordon opened Valerie Confections in South Silverlake with her partner Stan Weightman Jr. back in 2004. The couple also recently opened Valerie Grand Central Market and Valerie Echo Park. And now Valerie can add a cookbook to her list of accolades. This recipe for Champagne Gelée comes from Sweet, her new cookbook that celebrates dessert and confections.

If you aren’t lucky enough to have gold-rimmed Dorothy Thorpe glasses and a gold spoon like the ones in the photo, Valerie suggests serving it in a similar see-through vessel so you can capture the beautiful champagne color. While it can be made ahead, you want to take it out of the fridge right before you serve it as the structure of the dessert will begin to wilt at room temperature.

An interview with Valerie Gordon about her book will air on this week’s Good Food.