Mint Tea Gelatin

My father-in-law has a very nice garden in which he grows many kinds of lettuce, herbs, tomatoes, etc., and he always shares those fresh organic vegetables with us. This year, his mint plants are growing well and so he gave us bunches of them last week, and with them I created this dessert dish. Mint, earl gray tea, cream, and frosted mint leaves finish this dessert wonderfully. Tastes very refreshing.

Mint Tea Gelatin

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(Recipe by:Chef Yasue Siewert)

Times

Prep.: 15 minutes
Inactive Prep Time: 2 to 3 hours

Yield
Makes 4 servings

Ingredients

2 cups water
¼oz fresh mint leaves
2 earl gray tea bags
3½ tbsp sugar
1 tbsp unflavored gelatin
heavy cream for serving

~frosted mint leaves~
4 or more fresh mint leaves
½ tbsp butter
1 tbsp sugar

Directions

In a medium saucepan, put water and mint leaves and boil. Bring just to a boil and remove from the heat. Put in earl gray tea bags. Let it stand for 2 to 3 minutes. Remove tea bags and mint leaves. Add sugar and gelatin and mix well until completely dissolved.
Pour the mixture into any container or bowl, cover it, and place the container the refrigerator until firm.
To prepare the frosted mint leaves, heat the pan over medium high heat and add and melt the butter. Add mint leaves and cook both sides about 15 seconds each side. Take leaves out from the pan and coat them both sides with sugar and place them on the place and set aside.

For serving, crush the gelatin mixture with folk in the container, and transfer to the glass bowl. Serve with frosted mint and heavy cream. Serve chilled.

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