Does anybody have any great ideas for using Mugolio (Italian Pine Cone Bud Syrup)?

I've been drizzling it over some deserts: panna cotta, ice creams; serving along a cheese platter, in a cup of tea instead honey and pouring over pancakes. And now my head is clear. Maybe anybody can help me with any more ideas or maybe even some recipes?

Thanks, Egle

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  • June 2, 2011
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hardlikearmour
hardlikearmour June 2, 2011

How about using it in place of the balsamic reduction in this recipe: http://www.epicurious.com...

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Egle
Egle June 2, 2011

Mmm. sounds great! Thanks.
I've also found a recipe of making Mugolio Ice Cream: http://www.bojongourmet.com/2009/09/mugolio-pine-cone-bud-extract-ice-cream.html
Must be a nice desert as well.

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mtrelaun
mtrelaun June 2, 2011

I like it drizzled on ricotta crostini, and as a substitute for fruit liqueurs in kirs, spritzers and cocktails. Market Hall Foods suggests mugolio can be used as a sauce for duck: http://bit.ly/mtkfQ6

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nomnivorous
nomnivorous June 2, 2011

What does this taste like? I'm very intrigued now.

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susan g
susan g June 2, 2011

and where did you get it? I assume that in addition to tasting amazing, it has therapeutic uses.

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Dan Soloway
Dan Soloway June 7, 2011

This product is produced from Mugo Pine Tree buds in Northern Italy. I first saw it years ago before I began importing - I wish I was the first. You can use the syrup as you would balsamic vinegar (aged and of good quality) or dark honey (think chestnut honey). Try it with fruit (figs, maybe strawberries), parmesan cheese, pork or venison. Ricotta, mascarpone and ice cream topping are all great ideas from previous posts.

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Egle
Egle June 8, 2011

Dan, thanks a lot! maybe you have your own truly beloved way to this awesome stuff? :)

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DavidDeckinger
DavidDeckinger June 28, 2011

Dan is spot on for it's uses. Susan G - You can find pine cone syrup at Pike Global Foods.

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Ron Ohlendorf
Ron Ohlendorf December 1, 2013

Go to www.splendidtable.org and search for "Pear Rosemary Pine" marmalade recipe. It could easily be modified to make a glaze for baked salmon.

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