Tea-Poached Plums, Earl Grey Tea-Orange Ice, Amaretti Cookie Garnish with Tea Syrup

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The Dessert Architect

By Robert Wemischner

Published 2009

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Tea-poached plums, Earl Grey tea-orange ice, and amaretti cookie garnish and tea syrup. Here the brightness of all-year-round citrus pairs with the bergamot orange-scented Earl Grey tea that flavors a granita-like ice. Taking advantage of the abundance of stone fruits and the ever widening array of hybrids throughout the summer, this dessert trumps eating these fruits simply out of hand by poaching them in a tea-scented liquid. Tender but still slightly toothy, the fruit contrasts nicely wi