For a quick and simple yet elegant dessert, consider a platter of sliced oranges. In this recipe, a drizzle of orange flower water, honey, lavender, and mint gives the fruit a sweet, floral character that's especially nice when you want a light finish to a meal.
Although we call for Mandarin oranges here (we generally use medium-sized Satsuma or Page varieties), feel free to try any other sweet orange. The recipe is easy to double, triple, or increase as needed. It's also lovely with cake!
2 teaspoons orange flower water
2 teaspoons honey
1/8 teaspoon dried lavender buds
3 medium Mandarin oranges
1-2 mint sprigs
Combine orange flower water, honey, and lavender in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer over low heat, stirring to dissolve the honey. Remove from heat.
Peel and cut the oranges into 1/4-inch thick slices and remove any seeds. Arrange on a plate and drizzle the syrup on top.
Garnish with mint and serve.
(Images: Emily Ho)