Category: Seasonal Herbal Desserts: Springtime Fantasies Come to Life

  • Chocolate Mint Pudding

    Serves 6-8 Ingredients 1½ cups sugar ¼ cup cornstarch 12 ounces high-quality bittersweet chocolate 3 cups milk (infused with fresh mint, recipe follows) 3 egg yolks 1 teaspoon vanilla Salt Directions In a heavy bottom saucepan, whisk together sugar and cornstarch. Add chocolate, and melt down, whisking well. In another bowl, beat eggs with milk, […]

  • Raspberry Lemon Thyme Granita in Herbed Pavlova Cups

    Serves 6-8 (Makes 3 cups of granita) Ingredients For pavlovas 1 cup sugar 1 tablespoon cornstarch 1 tablespoon lemon thyme leaves, chopped 3 egg whites 3 tablespoons cold water 1 teaspoon distilled white vinegar For granita 2 cups water 1 tablespoon fresh lemon thyme leaves, chopped 1 tablespoon lemon zest 2 tablespoons lemon juice ¼ […]

  • Blackberries with Mint & Honey-Crème Drizzle

    Serves 6 Ingredients 3 cups fresh blackberries ½ cup heavy cream ½ cup crème fraiche ¼ cup honey ¼ cup fresh mint, chopped Maldon salt Mint leaves, for garnish Directions Arrange berries in 6 single serving bowls. In a medium bowl, whisk together heavy cream, crème fraiche, honey, and mint until thick and creamy. Spoon […]

  • Strawberry-Basil Galette

    Makes 1 large galette Ingredients For the pastry 2½ cups all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon salt ¾ cups (1¾ sticks) unsalted butter, cold and cut into chunks 1 large egg yolk ½ teaspoon vanilla 2 tablespoons orange liqueur For the filling: 6 cups strawberries, stems removed and cut in half […]

  • Thyme Cream

    For serving with Rhubarb-Thyme Crisp Makes approximately 1 cup Ingredients 1 tablespoon sugar 2 tablespoons fresh thyme, chopped 1 tablespoon orange zest ¾ cup heavy cream Directions Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and whisk together until thick and creamy.

  • Earthy, Grainy Rhubarb-Thyme Crisp (Chock-full of Nuts & Seeds)

    Serves 6-8 Ingredients ½ cup all-purpose flour ¼ cup whole wheat flour ¼ cup buckwheat flour 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves, chopped ½ cup rolled oats ¼ cup quinoa, toasted ½ cup brown sugar ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cold and cubed ¼ cup pecans, chopped ¼ cup almonds, chopped 3 tablespoons pumpkin seeds […]