herbs to apple shortcake

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Hi everyone,

What are some suggestions in changing up an apple shortcake, I was thinking fresh finely chopped rosemary in the shortbread, any other ideas, tips welcomed.

Thanks
 

kuan

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Lavender? I like lavender, and of garnish with candied flowers.
 
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Rosemay and lavender work well, but bayleaf, when you think about it is a very neutural "background" type of herb. Works well with savoury and sweet. Try infusing bay in a creme anglaise, or in a rice pudding.
 
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I made a a blueberry bread pudding with my leftover herb de provence bread. I thought it turned out lovely but the waitstaff didn't sell it. Arrrrrgh! Every piece that got sold were to people I went out and sold it to.
 

pete

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I'm a few days late, but I totally agree with flipflopgirl; sage makes a great accompaniment to apples. Add in a little maple and you've really got something, IMHO.
 
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Calvados is lovely for reinforcing apple flavor, saute the apples in a bit of brown butter and then deglaze... add a touch of dark honey and let the calvados, brown butter and honey glaze the apples.. oh my... for me, that with the bay anglaise foodpump foodpump suggested would be heaven.

Love the sage and rosemary ideas as well.

And now I'm really hungry for apple shortcake and we won't have good cooking apples here for a while. Thanks so much everybody. :(...
 
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