Honey rosemary ice cream
I want to make this for dessert for a dinner party next weekend but since it's no longer summer, I do think it needs to be served "with" something, rather than alone. What would you serve it with? The ice cream - which I made during the summer - is drop dead delicious. Rosemary infused cream, sweetened with honey - much better than it even sounds. Something appley? Peary? What? I'm stumped.
Maybe fig compote, a lemon tuile, and a light dusting of powdered olive oil to finish the plate if you are feeling adventurous (super easy to make if you have the right stuff)
pears and rosemary are a natural and any sweet corn meal or masa cake or cookie.
Personally,as good as your ice cream sounds,it stays the star and anything with it I would keep subtle,non compete,complimentary,minimalist.
baked pears,lynnlato's Nigella recommendation
"Gialletti" Cornmeal Cookies of Verona...drop cookies
3/4 c fine cornmeal
1.5 c AP flour
1.5 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp salt
1 c butter
1 c sugar
1 tsp EXTRACT vanilla or almond or orange or lemon you pick the flavor profile
OPTIONAL ADDITIONS scant 1/2 cup finely chopped nuts
whisk flour cornmeal,salt and baking powder in bowl
cream butter and sugar,light and fluffy
add eggs one at a time,add extract,stir in dry ingredients
stir in nuts if using
drop heaped teaspoons of batter onto greased sheets about 2" apart
350*f oven 7-8 minutes,edges will be dark gold
if you have time for more work,hassle,Amaretti would also be excellent