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Strange desserts
« on: April 24, 2010, 12:20:02 pm »
Went to a Lebanese restaurant last night. They had Mastic ice cream. I'd only come across Mastic as a bathroom sealant. Turns out is some kind of plant gum. Tasted ok, but would have preferred vanilla. It didn't have egg in it, so was a bit like a creamy mini milk ice lolly in ice cream form. 
Still it's not everyday you get to eat plumbing supplies. When I was young I had a school friend who ate linseed putty from windows, but I think he was a bit strange anyway.  

Re: Strange desserts
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2010, 08:51:57 pm »
We've had several 'arabic-influenced' deserts which fall into this category.

Lemon 'posset' with green pepper.
Spiced pears in red wine where the spicing was bay leaves and black pepper.

Not had mastic (although I think I have a recipe using it somewhere).

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