Friday, March 25, 2011

The Foodie Girls Enter

The March Dessert Wars Challenge

Once again the Foodie Girls put their heads together

and tried to come up with an appropriate and tasty

The challenge for Dessert Wars

this month was to take at least

two green foods,

one traditionally thought of as a dessert ingredient

and one that was not,

and to make a green dessert.

The March prize package includes:

Whisk and cupcake necklace from Moon & Star Designs

Beanilla Sampler Pack of Vanilla Beans

Lenox Personalized Musical Cupcake

1,000 ideas for Decorating Cupcakes, Cookies & Cakes

Organic Valley $50 Gift Certificate

Organic Prairie $50 Gift Certificate

Theme Kitchen $50 Gift Certificate

BEKA Cookware Crepe Pan

We came up with a few possibilities

and went shopping for the supplies that were needed.

Of course, I was flying without a net

so I had to make up my own recipe.

This should be fun.

Ta Da!

May I present our entry?

Kiwi Surprise Sorbet.

The traditional ingredient is kiwi

and the non-traditional ingredient is rosemary.

The rosemary is the surprise, of course.

The ingredients are

6 kiwi

1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, finely minced*

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup water *Rosemary is a remarkably pungent herb and should

be used sparingly, lest it overpowers any dish it is in.

This made about 3 cups of sorbet.

Peel, chop and puree the kiwi. If desired, the mixture could be more finely pureed or even strained. Meanwhile, pour the water in a small pot and place over high heat. Add the sugar and minced rosemary. Bring to a boil and allow the sugar to melt into the water. Swirl as necessary to mix the sugar into the water. Once the mixture becomes clear, turn off the heat and allow to cool. Add to the pureed kiwi before adding the mixture to the ice cream maker. Follow your ice cream/sorbet maker's instructions. The mixture happily churns away. About half an hour later we have sorbet.
Kiwi Surprise Sorbet This is a thing of beauty. The kiwi bursts upon your tongue and then the rosemary whispers to your palate as you finish the bite.


Rosie Hawthorne said...

Looks beautiful.
Congratulations, Foodie Ladies!

Now I need to enter mine tomorrow, if I can figger out what hoops to jump through. I'll keep you on my speed dial.

Rosie Hawthorne said...

BTW, I love bursting and whispering.

Lora said...

Looks delish. And so pretty too!

Suzanne said...

how easy and delicious looking, great job and the dessert wars!

Elizabeth said...


Faith said...

Oh man those flavors sounds intriguing. Good luck with the dessert war!!!

Lisa said...

Looks delicious and refreshing! Good luck!