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Sweet flavour combinations

Musie Aug 18, 2012 06:27 AM

What flavour combinations do you like to use in baking sweet items?

I'm after a little inspiration!

  1. Hank Hanover Aug 18, 2012 03:32 PM

    It just needs a trip to the candy isle at the grocery store. What are the most popular candy bars?
    Milk chocolate and almonds (Hershey bar)
    Chocolate and coconut (Mounds and Almond Joy bars)
    Chocolate and peanut butter (Reese's cups)
    Chocolate and cherries
    Chocolate and raspberries
    Chocolate and hazelnuts (Ferrero Roche I think)
    Chocolate and marshmallow
    Chocolate and caramel
    Peanut butter and marshmallow
    Cream (vanilla) and cherries
    Cream and Peaches
    Cream and strawberries
    nougat and anything What's a nougat taste like?... I can't describe it.

    Visit the local bakery for inspiration or look at some cookbooks

    Strawberry and Rhubarb
    Chocolate and banana and nuts
    Brandy and vanilla

    Lots more available

    1. Cheese Boy Aug 18, 2012 02:52 PM

      Chocolate and Cinnamon
      Lemon and Blueberry
      Pineapple and Coconut
      Mango and Mango Rum

      1. gingershelley Aug 18, 2012 12:07 PM

        apricot and ginger
        peach and raspberry
        butterscotch and nectarine
        grilled nectarines and earl grey tea (sorbet)
        dark chocolate and salted caramel
        black pepper, pear and blue cheese
        blueberry and cardamom
        blueberry w/ lemon

        I am on a fruit with flavors kick with all the summer produce; in tarts, ice cream, sorbets or bar cookies, frozen lemon/blueberry pie... YUM!

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        1. re: gingershelley
          kubasd Aug 18, 2012 02:41 PM

          In the same vein...
          Strawberries and black pepper (I like cream cheese or mascarpone with it too).

        2. blue room Aug 18, 2012 11:42 AM

          Peach is nice with just a little lemon and orange.
          Burnt sugar and caramel with almost anything.

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          1. re: blue room
            janeh Aug 18, 2012 11:58 AM

            Chocolate and cinnamon - even a hint (1/8 tsp) in chocolate chip cookies. Also, chocolate and chili, especially in brownies - I usually soak a dried morita or ancho, remove stem, seeds and veins, and blend with the eggs.

          2. hotoynoodle Aug 18, 2012 09:20 AM

            with chocolate i always add a little espresso powder and often bourbon.

            rum with bananas.

            with berries or stone fruits i like some almond, so will often sub out some almond flour for the white and always sub out some brown sugar for the white.

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              ChiliDude Aug 18, 2012 07:08 AM

              Blue Agave! I assume that it is a byproduct from tequila distillation.

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                wyogal Aug 18, 2012 06:41 AM

                I love cardamom and almond.
                Also a touch of nutmeg and mace.

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