Some flavors are a match made in heaven by nature. A little salt, for example, enhance the flavor of chocolate or can upgrade a watermelon to be exploding pretty.
Smoke in combination with sweet creates an enhanced flavor. We previously used this type of combinations of food such as through BBQ sauces and Swedish caviar. Smoked combined with sweet creates a natural and vibrant flavor. Smoke flavor becomes just like when you caramelise – a little bitter. In addition to adding flavor,the smell adds another dimension that brings us back to the time when people cooked over an open fire.
Tar leaves like mint, a fresh aftertaste that almost stings the nose. The smell reminds of the old times and adventures.
Does that sound exciting? Try it for yourself and see!
Here are some ideas on how you can flavor your desserts with smoke or tar, and the methods that are appropriate to use:
Some nuts or fruits are good to hot smoke. And cream cheese as well.
Imagine a creamy, sweet cheesecake that tastes like roasted marshmallows by the fire …
To add to the smoky element of desserts do not have to be complicated. There are easier ways, for example by using ready smoky components:
Finnish tar tablet works great with its amazing taste of smoky tar. They can be a little tough but let it air dry a little, they become hard and easier going to crush in a mortar.
Black, smoked cardamom fits perfectly in creamy desserts like panna cotta, ice cream, creme Anglaise and the like.