Being a passionate cook often involves giving and receiving food related gifts. I love seeing the look on someone’s face when they try something that I have created and really enjoy it. The gifts I have received over the years have been many and varied.
Items such as Vanilla and Port Chocolate Sauce, Chilli and Lime Mayonnaise and even a bottle of Truffle Oil are all gifts that did not stay on my shelf very long before finding their way into my kitchen. One thing that I do seem to have received several jars of are (edible) Wild Hibiscus Flowers in Syrup. They are a great to add to champagne for that special occasion but I always tend to forget to put them out when we serve champagne to guests. So when I recently cleaned out my pantry and found three jars that needed to be used I knew that a little creativity was required.
We had friends coming for dinner and I knew they loved cheesecake. I decided to use my delicious classic lemon cheesecake recipe and add a little embellishment of my own.
prep time: 30mins.
cooking time: No cooking required. Chill for a minimum of 1 1/2 hours.
total: 2 hours.
taste: 10/10. This is the score the original post was given and our guests agreed that the addition of the flowers and syrup was a great twist.
would I make it again: Yes it is an old faithful.