Friday, February 15, 2008

Soothing Desserts

About cardamom--there is nothing like cardamom! Not mild, but very soothing~

Solid yogurt with cardamon and cranberry honey sauce..
I added my own twist by pouring cranberry honey sauce on top. :)


Gelatin can make yogurt solid. It tastes quite different..



Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup plain whole-milk yogurt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon unflavored gelatin (from 1 envelope)
  • Pinch ground cardamom
  • dried cranberries
  • 1 tablespoon mild honey (preferably orange blossom)
  • Small pinch cinnamon
    Special equipment: a 1-cup ramekin (4 inches across and about 2 inches deep)

Preparation

  1. Whisk together yogurt, sugar, and vanilla in a small bowl until sugar is dissolved. Put water in a very small saucepan and tilt pan so that water is on one side, then sprinkle gelatin and cardamom evenly over water. Let stand 1 minute to soften. Heat mixture over low heat, stirring, until gelatin is dissolved, about 30 seconds. Whisk hot gelatin into yogurt until combined well.
  2. Pour yogurt into ramekin and chill, covered, until set, about 1 1/2 hours.
  3. Bring dried cranberry, honey, and cinnamon to a simmer in cleaned very small saucepan, stirring, then simmer about 1 minute. Cool to room temperature, about 10 minutes.
  4. Run a thin knife around edge of ramekin to loosen pudding, then dip ramekin into a bowl of hot water 30 seconds and invert pudding onto a plate. Spoon syrup over pudding and arrange orange around side.

Yam"cream" with almond, mint and champaign grapes

The yam was baked, mashed and mixed with port wine. Good match!



2 comments:

RecipeGirl said...

I've recently discovered cardamom... it's a great added spice for cakes too :)

cheese puff said...

I totally agree. Cardamom is a great spice that has been overlooked by so many people. I will try cardamom spiced cake later and it sounds like a great idea! Thanks for your visit!!