Quenelles have the ability to dress up any dish: These small, football-shaped scoops of ice cream, crème fraîche, or even goat cheese make any cake, pie, or soup look restaurant-ready. The process is simple, but mastering it takes a bit of practice. Today, Katie Delogu, pastry chef at Eataly, shows us how to make quenelles at home — with just one spoon!
The success of your quenelle depends on the details — like heating the back of the spoon with your hand so that the quenelle can slide off with ease. Next time you serve pie à la mode, you’ll be able to show off your new, refined plating technique — and it will be just as beautiful as it is delicious.