If you’re like me, something sweet as a reward for a good run is always nice. I have just made a batch of lavender pudding with rhubarb compote. As I was making it, it struck me how easy and quick this recipe was. It would easily be made first thing in the morning and enjoyed after your afternoon run. And to boot, it has all the things you would like to have after a run. Milk protein, fruit, and as I said, just the right amount of sweet reward. Feel free to swap out the flavourings for things you have around the house. No lavender flowers, substitute vanilla. No rhubarb, substitute cherries, or raspberries. The recipe is pretty easy to change. Try out your favourite combinations and let me know how it went.
2 cups 35% cream
1 cup full fat buttermilk
1 tbsp Lavender flowers
1/3 cup honey (wildflower or lavender honey if you have it)
1 tbsp gelatine powder (or 3 sheets)
1/4 cup water
Mix gelatine and water in a small bowl and set aside to bloom. Combine cream, buttermilk, honey and lavender in a pot and bring to a boil. As soon as it boils, remove from heat and stir gelatine mix into cream to dissolve. Strain through a fine strainer and pour into small ramekins or glasses. Allow to sit at room temp for about 1/2 hour, then cover and place in fridge till set.
Fruit compote (easily switched to fruit you have on hand)
1/2 cup orange juice
3 cups rhubarb or other fruit. Cut into 1/2″ pieces. If using berries leave whole.
3 tbsp honey (again wildflower or lavender honey)
Lemon juice to taste.
Place all ingredients in a pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and cook down till syrupy. Taste and adjust with a little lemon juice.
This can be spooned on top of the pudding and served. It could also be spooned over ice cream or even granola, it’s that good.
I hope you go out and get ahold of some fresh rhubarb while still around. Lavender flowers can be found in most health food shops. Just be sure to buy edible lavender, even if you strain it out. Let me know what variations of this sweet treat you opt for. And enjoy a little indulgence after your next run. And remember don’t eat them all yourself.