Wormwood Ice Cream | 72% Chocolate Cake | Quark Chocolate Tile

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Appears in
The Elements of Dessert

By Francisco Migoya

Published 2012

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Why These Flavors Work

The basic flavor profile is comprised of bitter flavors and the way they interact with each other. Wormwood has a flavor reminiscent of Angostura bitters. It is also one of the ingredients in the original absinthe liqueur and is often maligned as a substance that induces hallucinations. Extracts contain a much smaller proportion of thujones (the component that may be toxic in large quantities) and are harmless. The bitterness f