Guide to spices for sweets
The world of spices for sweets is a true universe of taste that manages to transform even the most traditional recipe into a surprising dessert.
In addition to cinnamon or vanilla, in fact, there are many aromatic plants that can enrich the flavor of any dough.
In powder, whole or infused in hot liquids: each spice has its own use. Let’s find out together!
Ginger biscuits and aromatic tarts with the right mix of spices for desserts
The easiest way to add spices to sweet preparations to make them even more fragrant is to use them already in powder form.
If ginger biscuits are now a classic even in our kitchens, more rare but no less tasty are the shortcrust pastry tarts scented with nutmeg or cloves.
But for spicy and delicious desserts it is also possible to flavor the creams or jams that fill them. Are the combinations sure to be successful? Orange and star anise, chocolate and chilli or, for an even more exotic touch, Jamaican pepper.
Cakes, creams and puddings: sweet recipes with the spices used in infusion
Soft cake mixes and spoon desserts can be made with flavored milk, coffee and tea: just let them cool by adding spices to infuse for a few minutes.
In this case, if you use whole spices, in grains or seeds, you just need to remember to filter the liquid before adding it to the preparation.
With this method it is possible to create a thousand recipes: a margherita cake with nutmeg milk and vanilla, a soft tea donut with cloves and ginger or, why not, flavor the coffee with cardamom seeds for a refined tiramisu that will leave the guests open-mouthed.
RivaReno’s saffron and sesame ice cream
Among the spices suitable for the preparation of spoon desserts we have chosen the most precious, which not only gives an unmistakable flavor but gives a spectacular color to our ice cream: saffron.
But you know, we at RivaReno are always looking for the most exquisite combinations and so we have added the crunchy note of caramelized sesame seeds to our saffron ice cream.
A refined and surprising taste, all to be discovered, perhaps combining it with hazelnut or extra-dark chocolate.