Cooking time: 1 hour
Cream butter with sugar. Add lemon zest, vanilla extract, and egg and mix well. In a bowl, whisk both flours together with the minced rosemary. Slowly mix flour mixture into butter until a stiff batter forms. Make two logs and chill to form dough. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees (F). Cut dough and bake cookies until golden at the edges, about 16-18 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle the tops of the cookies with gruyere cheese. Allow to cool completely before sandwiching the ice cream between two cookies.
Make ice cream:
Poach pears in bourbon, maple syrup, clove, cinnamon, nutmeg, and sage. Remove pairs, strain liquid and reduce to syrup. Puree pears. Make a vanilla ice cream base with eggs milk, vanilla, cream. Add puree. Spin in ice cream maker, add syrup last 5 minutes or churning.
Pedro Ximénez should be served slightly chilled, at between 12 and 14ºC, though the younger wines may be served at lower temperatures.
It is a dessert in itself, though combining exceptionally well with desserts based on slightly bitter chocolate, with ice-creams and blue cheeses of great intensity, such as Cabrales or Roquefort.
Serve between 12 & 14º C in a white wine glass.
A perfect way to finish a meal. Pairs perfectly with desserts that aren't too sweet.
In traditional wide rimmed catavinos or in a white wine glass.