herbs to apple shortcake

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  1. smitties009

    smitties009

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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
     
  2. kuan

    kuan Moderator Staff Member

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    Lavender? I like lavender, and of garnish with candied flowers.
     
  3. foodpump

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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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  4. peachcreek

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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.
     
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  5. cronker

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    Maybe basil? I really want to love lavender, but it always reminds me of an old lady's toilet.
     
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  6. flipflopgirl

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    Sage.

    mimi
     
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    pete Moderator Staff Member

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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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  8. cheflayne

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    tarragon
     
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  9. richjonesy

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    Try candied apple blossom as a garnish to.
     
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  10. Eatmore

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    Even a splash of Cognac or Cointreau would go nice with the apple/rosemary.
     
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  11. flipflopgirl

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    Booze is always a welcome addition to a fruit based dessert.
    ;)
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  12. chefwriter

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    fresh chervil? If you can find it.
     
  13. azenjoys

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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 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. :(...
     
  14. DonovanP

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    I'd go with Lavender.