With a little thinking you can turn something ordinary into something extraordinary and if you think a little harder you can go ahead and hit it right out of the ballpark. Black Star Gourmet sent me some truffle honey and I wanted to use it a little different than I normally would.
Typically I like it with grilled fish and chicken.
But today I wanted to have it as dessert, so I candied some rose petals and nasturtium leaves and I made some sugar ornaments. (lets not forget that I am still using my POS cell phone to take pictures) For the sugar swirls you simply melt some sugar by itself in a small sauce pan until its liquid and then you drizzle it in what ever shape you want, it hardens and its ready.
For the candied flowers you need a little time on your hands, the petals and leaves get brushed with egg white and then dusted with fine sugar and then they are left to dry for anywhere between 4 and 8 hours.
You can make ice cream or you can simply purchase some good quality vanilla ice cream and arrange everything on the plate, drizzle with truffle honey and enjoy.
A nice dry champagne would go great with this.
In fact, pretend like you have already had a few whiskeys and a couple glasses of champagne when you look at these pictures and they will seem just fine.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Posted by Christo Gonzales at 3:30 PM