I tried this the other night and it was rich and decadent, the perfect way to end a meal.
The glassware in the picture is vintage Dorothy Thorpe. Dorothy listed among her clients a host of movie stars, as well as Princess Grace of Monaco, the Shah of Iran and Conrad Hilton’s luxury hotel chain. The glass with a stirling silver band is typical of her style and was featured on the Man Men season three DVD, half filled with whiskey of course!
I have been on a bit of a collecting binge of her stuff. Dorothy travelled out to New Zealand 1965 and collaborated with the Crown Lynn potters to create several designs- including the deep blue Pine design, which is where I started and have been collecting for years and we these use as our day-to-day dinnerware. I also bought a suitcase load of glassware (over a hundred pieces) on eBay before I last trip to The States and lugged them all the way home.
The book Crown Lynn, a New Zealand Icon by Valerie Ringer Monk, Tom Clark describes how in the early days of the alliance Thorpe spent a a week or so at the pottery – ‘very much like a gracious American lady visiting the natives’. The book also discusses how her designs that had stylish shapes, clean sweeping lines and smooth curves. He also describes a new addition to the range which was a wide bowl ‘for the tossed salads Americans serve, almost as a matter of course with their dinner’.
5 eggs separated
1 tbs brandy
3/4 cup thickened cream
1 tablespoon caster sugar
jar of sour cherries in syrup
extra brandy to taste