Broiled Plums with Mascarpone Cream A sprinkling of brown sugar is transformed into a sweet, syrupy topping when the plums are heated under the broiler. Choose fruit that is ripe but not too soft (the flesh should yield to gentle pressure). If you prefer the tart taste of red plums, use them instead of black ones.
From chocolate shops to restaurants, artisanal flavored caramel is all the rage. Enjoy its panache at home with this delectable sauce. Enhanced with lavender and fleur de sel, it's delicious over cakes, ice cream, and other desserts. Before giving it as a gift, dress up the jar with lavender sprigs to hint at the unexpected floral essence within.