Maybe it is because I love a really good cup of tea or maybe because I have been enjoying the zen-like satisfaction of ganache making, but I have been spending this week immersed in infusions.
An infusion, according to Wikipedia is:
A very simple chemical process used with herbs that dissolve readily in water, or release their active ingredients easily in oil. Boiling water (or water of the appropriate temperature) is poured over the herb and allowed to steep for a time. The amount of time the herbs are left in the water depends on what purpose the liquid is being prepared for. [Read more…]