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    Herbs in desserts and sweet treats.

    I was browsing Pinterest and saw a recipe for rosemary and salted dark chocolate chunk cookies. It got me to thinking of some other treats I've heard of before such as the lavender lemonade someone posted recently and chili powder in hot cocoa. What are some other herb and sweet pairings?

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    Re: Herbs in desserts and sweet treats.

    Mint and lemon balm both pair well with fruit and other sweet dishes.

    I made some sugar coated nuts once with rosemary. The recipe involved sauteeing the nuts in butter, brown sugar, and rosemary. They were tasty.

    Aniseed is great in cookies. Lavender works well in cookies and cakes, especially when paired with lemon.

    Basil tastes good with berries. I like it with strawberries and raspberries.

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    Re: Herbs in desserts and sweet treats.

    Basil and orange sorbet
    Lemon and thyme
    Rosemary and grapefruit
    Chocolate and cayenne

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    Ohhh ohh I have a rosemary and olive oil cake that is AHmazing.
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    Aniseed cookies sound delicious! When it warms up, I'll have to make frozen pops out of strawberry basil and orange basil; both sound tasty.

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    Re: Herbs in desserts and sweet treats.

    lavender shortbread with rose icing is a favorite of my mom
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    Re: Herbs in desserts and sweet treats.

    Alright do I have to stay with herbs? Because I can come up with way more savory items to make with dessert if I don't have to stick with dessert.
    Like balsamic strawberry swirl brownies, sweet corn ice cream, bacon caramel corn, chocolate gnocchi, apple cheddar galette, and good lady just peddling around I found a beet root cheesecake. Its more savory then sweet but its fun and pretty lookin.

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    Oh and I must add that I like tea a lot. So I have made an Earl Grey chocolate turtle, and would love to make an Earl Grey Ice Cream. Chai tea is also one of those thats super versatile and can be used with many desserts.
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    Re: Herbs in desserts and sweet treats.

    Quote Originally Posted by kalynraye View Post
    Alright do I have to stay with herbs? Because I can come up with way more savory items to make with dessert if I don't have to stick with dessert.
    Like balsamic strawberry swirl brownies, sweet corn ice cream, bacon caramel corn, chocolate gnocchi, apple cheddar galette, and good lady just peddling around I found a beet root cheesecake.
    List whatever you like; I'm open to all kinds of treats. Balsamic strawberry swirl brownies sound very interesting!

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    Re: Herbs in desserts and sweet treats.

    Nutmeg or ground almond in Hot chocolate.

    Cinnamon in coffee - (sometimes - needs to be the right coffee - never works well with instant.)

    Basil with lemon butter (I think some people call it lemon curd)

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    Re: Herbs in desserts and sweet treats.

    Quote Originally Posted by Marradin View Post

    Cinnamon in coffee - (sometimes - needs to be the right coffee - never works well with instant.)
    We often put cardamom in our coffee.

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    Re: Herbs in desserts and sweet treats.

    Quote Originally Posted by Odahviing View Post
    We often put cardamom in our coffee.
    I do that sometimes. Otherwise, i drink it 100% black.

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