Rich dark chocolate infused with fresh ginger. Buttery, crumbly shortbread with a hint of cardamom. Tangy creme fraiche infused with cardamom pods.
Super easy way to please the crowds with a decadent dessert after some apple picking. Even better with a scoop of Mt Tom’s vanilla ice cream.
For more sweetness, drizzle a little honey over the top. For more nuttiness, toast some pine nuts and sprinkle those over the top.
What we have here is a shortbread type of crust which uses pretzels, rather than nuts, for a bit of texture. The filling is a basic ganache, and it’s topped with simple creme fraiche.
I used local peaches from the Open Square Farmer’s Market in Holyoke. I baked them into the pillowy love of a goat cheese custard and it was a marriage made in heaven.
Super easy, individualized desserts that at least one person in everyone’s family knows how to make for parties.