Going back to my roots – Saffron Yogurt With Spicy Honey, Candied Ginger and Pine Nuts

Saffron Yogurt With Spicy Honey, Candied Ginger and Pine Nuts

I am sometimes amazed that I have readers who has been following Lucullian almost since the start. Merisi from Merisi’s Vienna For Beginners is one of them. She is a really nice human being, one of the kind who leaves real comments, not the hastier type, but comments that really come from her heart, that she actually has thought about or something that was triggered by something I wrote in the post. I happen to know that this is one of her favourite recipes here on Lucullian and when I saw all the lilac Wisteria we have now in our garden, I thought of both her and this spicy yogurt dessert/snack and decided to re-post it in her honour because she deserves it (a great person and a great photographer too) and because it is pretty nice dessert as well. I first posted it almost exactly four years ago, on the 18th of April in 2007 and to be honest, I think I like the photos then better than the ones I made today, simpler yes but the sunlight and the shade is nice! I have made a few changes to the original recipe.

Saffron Yogurt With Spicy Honey, Candied Ginger and Pine Nuts

I know I have been absent a lot lately but things are a bit crazy here right now, work opportunities coming and going, some won, some lost but I always learn something new and useful so I don’t complain. I do have some exciting (for me at least) news but I prefer to wait and tell you when it is finalized. I think I am a bit superstitious. I really will try to get back to blogging more because I have lots of ideas but maybe not enough time to realize them on!

Saffron Yogurt With Spicy Honey, Candied Ginger and Pine Nuts

SAFFRON YOGURT WITH SPICY HONEY, CANDIED GINGER AND PINE NUTS

Yogurt, I used my favourite one which has 4.2% fat in it
Saffron powder, add as much or little as you like, you don’t need much in any case
Mild, runny honey
Cinnamon power
Cardamom powder
Candied ginger, finely chopped
Pine nuts or some other type of nut that you like, finely chopped

 Mix the yogurt with the saffron, stir until it’s all yellow. Add cinnamon, cardamom, ginger and pine nuts to the honey. Put the yogurt in small bowls and top with the spicy honey.

 Serve. It is just so simple to make.

Saffron Yogurt With Spicy Honey, Candied Ginger and Pine Nuts

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