To many people's surprise - desserts and extra virgin olive oil are a fantastic duo!
However, olive oil as an ingredient in desserts has been handed down in dessert recipes for generations in the Mediterranean.
Extra virgin olive oil will add extra freshness and a bit of extra moisture to your dessert, whether it is in a cake, cookie, chocolate mousse or a simple drizzle on ice cream.
Unlike butter, extra virgin olive oil is good fat. So using it in your dessert-making instead of butter, you will cut down on cholesterol and saturated fats.
Feel free to substitute it with extra virgin olive oil in recipes that require melted butter or other liquid fats.
The rule of thumb is 50 g of butter = 3 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil.
Some of our favourite dessert combinations with extra virgin olive oil are:
- A drizzle of orange flavoured extra virgin olive oil on top of chocolate ice cream.
- Unmistakable apple pie with extra virgin olive oil for a perfect lazy Sunday.
- Aromatic, soft and delicious Greek melomakarona cookies with honey and extra virgin olive oil will become your whole family favourites!