Lilac Ice Cream | Mini Violet Macarons | Mint Pound Cake | Rhubarb and Elderflower Gelée

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The Elements of Dessert

By Francisco Migoya

Published 2012

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Why These Flavors Work

The main flavor in this dessert is the lilac, which is a pronounced floral flavor. It is similar to the elderflower and violet in this regard, and the tartness of the rhubarb helps enhance these floral components. The herbal flavor of the mint helps round out the floral notes.. The verbena flowers are meant to resemble small lilac flowers and are not necessarily contributing heavily to the flavor. The macarons add a textural co