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Edible Tie

kturner79 Feb 6, 2008 08:50 AM

I am trying to create a sweet "purse" with brie, rasberry preserves and pecans, similar to a thai golden purse that is tied with a chive. I am looking for a tie to create the purse but obviously do not want to use a chive as it will not fit with the flavors I'm using. Does anyone have any suggestions?? Thanks!

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  1. chowser RE: kturner79 Feb 6, 2008 10:25 AM

    Red string licorice?

    1. Peg RE: kturner79 Feb 6, 2008 12:36 PM

      A thin strip of vanilla bean?

      1. Amuse Bouches RE: kturner79 Feb 6, 2008 12:52 PM

        Does it actually need to tie or is it for decorative purposes only? caramelized sugar, piped white chocolate, a strip of orange peel (without pith), fruit leather cut into a long strip.

        1. im_nomad RE: kturner79 Feb 6, 2008 01:01 PM

          would fruit leather work? it's not candy per se....

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            Kelli2006 RE: kturner79 Feb 6, 2008 01:10 PM

            I might try a piece of young lemon grass or the previously mentioned vanilla bean strip.

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              nemo RE: kturner79 Feb 6, 2008 04:27 PM

              Maybe a long thin strip of citrus -- lime, lemon, orange -- cut with a channeling tool, and blanched briefly or even candied. Tangerines or clementines have a softer peel to start with.

              1. Emme RE: kturner79 Feb 6, 2008 09:26 PM

                what if you cook angel hair pasta or spaghetti noodle in sugared water?

                a strand of rhubarb?

                wish there was such a thing as a strand of mint... the stem of a leaf?

                1. mollyomormon RE: kturner79 Feb 7, 2008 06:51 PM

                  Not edible, but what about the stem of a maraschino cherry?

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