Wondering what salt has to do with desserts? An avid baker knows that all dessert dishes have a pinch of salt in them, but that's not what this is about. Many years ago S and I went to check out Pichet Ong's restaurant P*ONG in New York City. I chose this restaurant purely based on some tidbit I had read somewhere mentioning the star pastry chef. I think while I was attending pastry school I felt the need to try out every single dessert venue I could possibly find in our area. (Well, actually still have that need) The desserts here were definitely out of the ordinary. They all had distinct salty tastes. I think this is the first time I noticed the flavor possibilities of adding something a little savory to a dessert dish.
This Monday, I bring to you some recently discovered sources as well as recipes that have to do with combining a little saltiness or spice to your desserts. Test it out...you may be pleasantly surprised.