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Season 6 episode 10: The Winds of Winter
Confessions of a Mad Queen
With the Night King and his army destroyed, it's time to turn our attentions back to King's Landing and focus on our girl Cersei Lannister, Queen of the Seven Kingdoms. "When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die," said Cersei back in season 1 and here we are almost at the end of our story, and she is sitting her beautifully couture-d self on the Iron Throne. Cersei's revenge list too long to recount, but let's just remember Cersei watching from her tower as the Great Sept of Baelor explodes with wildfire, taking out most of her enemies. She smiles. She takes a sip of that wine. Delicious. Hold my wine, Night King, now that is cold.
This week we honor the Queen with something sweeter and more delicious than you'd expect - a Red Wine Sorbet sweetened with raspberries. Because for Cersei Lannister, Queen of the Seven Kingdoms, revenge is very sweet, ice cold, and tastes like wine.
What can we say about this sorbet which uses just 4 ingredients to make a beautiful and sophisticated treat - it's the genius brainchild of David Lebovitz, from this book Ready for Dessert, one of our favorite and most often used cookbooks. It's the brightness of raspberries and the headiness of red wine married in a shameless, indulgent dessert. If you don't have an ice cream machine, this recipe can easily be made into a lovely granita - either way, this dessert would be perfect on warm afternoons during the long summers, especially when a little plotting is in order.
But when things get a little too hot, do as the Queen would do - sit back and enjoy the sweet, sweet taste of revenge which, as we know, is best served ice cold. It's wicked good. So good it might even make Cersei smile. Enjoy.
Red Wine Sorbet
by David Lebovitz
Makes about 1 quart (1 liter)