No doubt you've had chocolate pots de crème, or a rich chocolate custard before. But has it ever been served with a passion fruit caramel, or a spoonful of candied ginger? How about both, as well as fresh lychees? It's the combination of these diverse elements that makes every bite of this dessert so uniquely delicious.
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Die-hard ricotta cheesecake purists, avert your eyes: this is a cheesecake crafted from Brillat-Savarin cheese, a French triple-crème that's super dense and fatty. It provides an excellent foil for a playful cookie crust and an artfully constructed passion fruit glaze.
The combination of velvety smoothness and intense creaminess of fresh Brillat-Savarin cheese sandwiched between a passion fruit glaze and a thin crumb crust is absolutely gorgeous. Further enhanced by a mango puree, serve this dessert when you're ready to say goodbye to winter.
Passionfruit caramel is one of those combinations you'd never come up with on your own, but when you catch sight of it in a cookbook or dessert menu, you just have to have it. But let's not forget the whiskey glaze on these rich, sweet, cake doughnuts. All the Glazed, Filled, Sugared, & Dipped elements come together to create a real stunner.
We're going to defer to Glazed, Filled, Sugared, & Dipped author Chef Collucci to describe this one: "First you taste the warmth of the whiskey, followed by the tropical tartness of the passionfruit, and finally the smoothness of the caramel and earthy cocoa on the finish." Precisely.
A minty twist on the daiquiri from Ricky Gomez of Cocktalian NOLA in Portland.
The dessert called a parfait in France has nothing to do with yogurt and fruit cups or sundae glasses filled with pudding. The French parfait is infinitely more delicate, a light and airy frozen mousse, rich with eggs and cream. This Perfect Passion Fruit Parfait from Gesine Bullock-Prado's Sugar Baby takes this French model and adds the wonderfully sweet-tart passion fruit.
Not your typical American layered fruit and cream parfait, this is more of a French variation, a light and airy frozen mousse. Passion fruit purée can be a little hard to come by, but you can easily substitute reduced passion fruit juice for that same sweet and tangy tropical taste.
Passionfruit have a semi-hard shell, but when cut open they reveal a gelatinous yellow flesh speckled with edible black seeds. The musky and tart flavor calls out for the herbal qualities of gin. To punch up the herbal nuances, I added some fresh mint, along with a hint of honey. The resulting cocktail allows the bold passionfruit to take center stage, while the mint and honey provide just the right symmetry.
I'm writing this post from Bukavu, a small city on Lake Kivu in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. I'm here helping a friend with some research, but I've also had the opportunity to sample the local cuisine. Pounded cassava and dried fish stewed with tomatoes are delicious, but probably not the best ingredients for an ice cream flavor.
This sorbet doesn't require an ice cream machine, and can be made with just a blender or food processor.
Originally a simple mixture of rum, citrus and passion fruit syrup, the Hurricane has morphed into a noxious red, weird-tasting abomination. There's no need for that; instead, try the original, and see why this iconic New Orleans drink became such a fixture of the exotic drinks scene.