This time, you are lucky. Lena chose her favourite recipe of the book and is sharing the recipe too. It's something sweet with fruits of the season - strawberries. They are cooked with lime and lemongrass and used as a topping for rice pudding (something I would translate to German as 'Milchreis' in this case). The rice pudding is flavoured with ginger and lemongrass, an idea I really like. Usually we serve rice pudding plain with cinnamon and sugar, which can be boring.
I have used the combination of lime and strawberries before - really good for jam or a cake . I was excited how some additional lemongrass would work. When cooking I had to think about a friend of mine who - after beeing pregnant - coulnd't stand ginger or lemongrass anymore. What a pity!
Making the rice pudding and the strawberry 'compote' was easy. I minced the lemongrass in my mortar and added some organic carob gum to the compote for a thicker consistency.
Beatrice says the dish is best when eaten lukewarm, but I had it at work cold from the fridge and it was delicious -especially with this hot and humid weather at the moment. The lime and lemongrass are enhancing the fresh flavour and I can imagine using it as a base for an ice cream.
Roundup: Flavour explosion in your mouth. Perfect summer dish. Can be eaten as dessert or dinner.