Servings: Serves 4
Whisk together 1 1/4 cups sugar, cardamom, anise, and lime zest in a medium bowl. Add lime juice and plums; mix well to combine. Let marinate 15 minutes.
In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, cook plum mixture and 1/2 cup water, uncovered, until plums are soft, about 18 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool slightly, about 10 minutes. Transfer a third of the soup to a blender and puree until smooth; return to pot. Cover and refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour.
To serve: Stir together remaining 1/4 cup sugar and yogurt. Place a dollop of yogurt in 4 bowls. Spoon soup over yogurt and drizzle each serving with 1 tablespoon rose water or syrup. Garnish with cardamom.
From the August 2010 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
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