Dessert Microcresses?

Discussion in 'Professional Pastry Chefs' started by passthetalc1908, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. passthetalc1908

    passthetalc1908

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    We've all seen microcress on savoury dishes with common favourites like peashoots etc, but does anybody know of any that are sweet and readily available to compliment to a dessert?

    thanks

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  2. jcakes

    jcakes

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    I know one of my accounts uses micro mint sprigs to garnish some of the desserts they buy from us; I think there are several varieties of micro greens you could get from a wholesaler; you could also use candied flowers or rose petals - but candied flowers are expensive to buy and time-consuming to make and store.
     
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    petalsandcoco

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    I use chocolate mint.

    Looks like mint leaves, but when you bite the leaf , its a cross between chocolate and mint. Great for plating.

    On another note (for those who may not realize) , there are many plants that pair nicely in a dessert.

    Lavender, lemon verbena, lemon grass...Kaffir

    Lemon/basil cake

    Lemon/rosemary

    Basil ice cream

    Terragon ice cream

    sage sorbet with peaches.....

    Basil & pineapple

    Sage & pear

    Rosemary & apricot sorbet.
     
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