Vegetable Garden

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Bon Bons

Spice... Fennel-Lemon... Passion Fruit... Espresso

We spent the past 2 days making bon bons, which was a lot of fun.  Once you get the technique down, it's really not that difficult.  The "Spice" version has cardamom, cinnamon, anise and orange blossom water.  I think the orange blossom water was key in mellowing out the strong cardamom flavor.  The "fennel-lemon" was made with cream infused with dried fennel, reduced lemon juice and white chocolate.  I would have liked the fennel flavor to be a little more forward, which could have been achieved by letting the fennel steep a little longer in the cream... but I ran out of time.  C'est la vie... 

Throughout the day, we went around the class to try each other's creations.  By the time 2pm came around, I must have eaten over 10 bon bons!  My favorite was Mickie's peanut butter banana with dark chocolate.  Elvis would have been proud of her :) 


  1. Looks very yummy! Did you come up with the idea for the ingredients? Hugues

  2. Exotic flavors. Sounds like you're having fun with it.

  3. If I had been let loose in that environment, I'd have eaten more than 10. I'd probably have eaten bonbons until I exploded.