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Old 05-22-2012, 04:04 AM   #1
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Herbs & spices in puds?

ok so we've had chocolate mint,now what about"unusual" herbs/spices in desserts/candies.we all know about cinnamon/nutmeg etc in puds but what about the less common combo's.as with the chocolate mint herb(same holiday in miami)the first time i tried chilli in chocolate was when bolas & i were off the leash(madge was getting her hair done!)in sawgrass mills mall in sunrise fl.we found ourselves in the lindt store who had an offer on bars of chocolate.bought some of their dark chocolate with chilli & have been hooked since.their sea salt milk chocolate is a winner too.like to sprinkle some chilli flakes(no seeds)in softened ice cream & refreeze too.
has anyone ever candied/crystallised chillies as with ginger? if so how do you do it?
ok,so what's your guilty pleasure?(keep it clean,stick to herbs & spices!)

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Old 05-22-2012, 09:47 AM   #2
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Lavender caramels.

Sea Salt caramels.
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Old 05-22-2012, 09:55 AM   #3
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I had to look up "puds"

I had a dinner party featuring lots of herbs and for dessert, I served a lemon pound cake with basil whipped cream.
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Old 05-22-2012, 12:14 PM   #4
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Lemon balm and lemon verbena, lime basil. All three are great with almost any fruit, very refreshing. If you like licorice at all there are easily a half-dozen herbs and spices to add to deserts. Why are there so many?
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Old 05-22-2012, 12:19 PM   #5
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Oh, I read a lot of British novels, so knew about puds; but in fact, where I first heard the term was a couple in the diplomatic corps in Africa, stationed with a lot of English folk. She frustratingly laughed and told me that the English who were stationed with her all insisted on dressing for dinner, and insisted on "three puds". Can you believe that? THREE deserts? I just joked and told her if she ever visits me, you'll be lucking to get one (most of my friends don't have sweet teeth). Speaking of which, I'm in charge of desert for our next pot-luck!
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Old 05-22-2012, 12:55 PM   #6
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Lime basil sorbet is one of my favorite desserts. Balsamic vinegar on ice cream and black pepper on strawberries are also good combinations.
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Old 05-22-2012, 12:59 PM   #7
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Oh, I read a lot of British novels, so knew about puds; but in fact, where I first heard the term was a couple in the diplomatic corps in Africa, stationed with a lot of English folk. She frustratingly laughed and told me that the English who were stationed with her all insisted on dressing for dinner, and insisted on "three puds". Can you believe that? THREE deserts? I just joked and told her if she ever visits me, you'll be lucking to get one (most of my friends don't have sweet teeth). Speaking of which, I'm in charge of desert for our next pot-luck!
can't believe you're surprised claire...never heard the song"only mad dogs & englishmen go out in the midday sun"? we're all slightly touched over 'ere darlin'.it's what we do.........!

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Lavender caramels.

Sea Salt caramels.
[QUOTE=GotGarlic;1141121]I had to look up "puds"


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Lemon balm and lemon verbena, lime basil. All three are great with almost any fruit, very refreshing. If you like licorice at all there are easily a half-dozen herbs and spices to add to deserts. Why are there so many?
@ hrh pf had lavender creme brulee a few times,stunning,thanks for reminding me pf
@ garlic..cheeky!
@ claire lurrrrrrrve licourice especially the australian soft eating type
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Lime basil sorbet is one of my favorite desserts. Balsamic vinegar on ice cream and black pepper on strawberries are also good combinations.
never had black pepper on strawberries steve,have had balsamic on them tho',delicious.will give the pepper a try,the english strawbs are just starting to hit the shelves
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If you're feeling adventurous, here's a recipe for Strawberry and Black Pepper Ice Cream.
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