I am a lover of herbaceous desserts. They bring pleasant unexpected notes to any dish. The aromatics are heavenly, and their affect on citrus is nothing short of dynamically interesting.
Today, I'm utilizing yuzu and thyme, and one of my all time fave fruits - no,correction - fave ingredients - raspberries! The mashup of flavors is one you will come back for again. You'll soon find that thyme and yuzu dance well together,and raspberry intensifies the beat. Citrus, herb, and sweet probably tops my list for favorite flavor profiles. A cool plus to a dessert like this is how well it pairs with wine. Now me, I'm a Stella girl, but every once in a while, a glass of wine calls my name. With this dessert on my plate, that bottle of Grigio starts talking.
You can make this dessert in one afternoon. Just be sure to make time for proper refrigeration or freezing time. It has to set, or else it could fall apart (get too soft) before you are done eating it. Also, the flavors need to mature a bit.
This dessert recipe was designed for yuzu. It's a powerhouse for flavor. It's subtle yet strongly acidic. It tastes like mix between an orange, meyer lemon, and a wee bit of vinegar. There's a savory element that lends itself nicely to this dessert. The thyme highlights it, but the sweet raspberry mellows it. Nevertheless, orange, grapefruit, and lemon will all do similar work.
In case you go looking for yuzu juice, and wish to know why it costs what it does, it's because the yuzu fruit doesn't yield much juice. You're paying for more fruit per bottle than most other types of fruit juice, thus more labor, and so on.
As you can see, I have used a mold. I mention this in my notes section, but molds are not required. This would actually make a beautiful wine glass dessert (notes section). If you want, order a mold from Amazon, or from ME! For anyone interested, I expect to have my molds ready to go within the next 2-3 weeks. Just stay tuned. I'll be sure to mention it here on the blog as well as via email.
In the meantime, I want to encourage you to make these delicious cakes, especially for folks you love. I hear these really intensify loving bonds. That's not true. Not entirely. I just want you to try them.