I haven't found time to join in the last few Sugar High Fridays; but when I saw that Ruth of Once Upon a Feast had chosen ginger for this month's theme, I absolutely had to schedule it in.
See, Matt is a ginger freak. Seriously. The man loves his ginger.
So, just for him, I've created two entries for SHF: Apple-Ginger Pie, and Ginger-Lavender Ice Cream
The pie recipe came from Retro Pies, from Collector's Press. I omitted the cinnamon, and instead threw in about 1/4 c. finely chopped crystallized ginger. In the final step, basting the pie crust with cream and sugar just before it's finished baking, I used the sugar in the bottom of the crystallized ginger jar.
There's even a crystallized ginger 'apple' on top!
The crust is more like a cookie than conventional pastry. The ginger in the pie is a bit subtle, but replacing it for the cinnamon gives it a lighter, brighter, flavor.
Ginger-Lavender Ice Cream; so simple to prepare. My add-on was to toss in some dried, edible, lavender while the grated ginger, milk, cream and sugar were boiling and steeping.
I also added some lavender while the ice cream was churning, which may not have been the best idea...a little too much texture contrast.
Still, the ice cream is wonderful. Rich, creamy, and very gingery. The lavender is there, mostly as an aftertaste; but it doesn't get completely overwhelmed.
So, Matt has a nice supply of gingered treats, and I got to join in the fun!
Tagged with: Food and Drink + Ginger + Sugar High Friday + SHF + Ice Cream + Apple Pie + Lavender