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Monthly Archives: May 2012

Dried fruit compote

I found myself with several half-empty packets of dried fruit, not to mention brandy syrup (in the fridge, ‘natch) leftover from winter dessert parties. I thought a compote would nicely accessorize other sweet dishes, not to mention easily frozen until needed. You can serve this warm or cold with yogurt, rice pudding — especially good […]

Elderflower & crème fraîche ice cream

I’m a fiend for elderflower-flavored goodies — the aroma reminds me of British gardens, not to mention the lushness of spring, and relief from the heat of summer. The weather is getting hot over here, so I find it high time to make an ice cream with this most refreshing of floral extracts.