I’d love to travel to Amsterdam to experience a full-blown tulip season. However, the second best thing is to bring Amsterdam home, and then, once harvested, have multiple uses of the beautiful flower. In a vase, on a plate…
IMPORTANT: If you have any form of a skin reaction or allergy when touching Tulips, do not consume them.
Tulips are not only edible flowers, but they also come in different tastes. I’ll get to that after the recipe.
Today’s inspiration is to fill Tulip flowers with chocolate mousse. And this is how you go about it…
It will be almost unbelievable to chocoholics, but not everyone loves chocolates. Therefore, we have an alternative to the chocolate mouse. We’ve published a recipe for a lovely light Guava dessert, which you may want to try. It’s a lot easier than making chocolate mousse and it’s a quick 3-ingredient recipe.
Serve with Style!
Generally, tulips taste like crisp iceberg lettuce, cucumbers, and snow peas, with a slightly peppery finish.
Despite the many recipes using the bulbs of this beautiful flower, I strongly advise against it. It is simply too risky because the bulbs can cause serious discomfort. Like, abdominal pain, dizziness, nausea, and in rare cases even convulsions and death. This is due to the concentrated alkaloid and glycoside compounds in the bulbs.
Many years ago it was indeed used to replace potatoes, which was in great shortage during World War II. However, today we have a sufficient and consistent supply of potatoes. Fresh or frozen.
Keukenhof is known for its amazing display of flowers. They have a variety of no less than 800 different Tulips!