Saturday, March 13, 2010

A red-hot treat (or kind of red)

message from Oct. 11th, 2009 :
To end a meal in color and to tickle a bit more your taste buds, nothing is better than red fruits fondants. The slightly acid taste of fruits mixed with the sweetness of white chocolate creates one last smile on the table. With a flute of champagne, it's downright divine. It's so fast and easy to do that you really have no reason not succumb!

Ingredients for 4 people (1 serving each) :
200g of berries (frozen works, I recommend raspberry and blackcurrant)
2 eggs
60g flour
60g sugar
1 teaspoon rosewater
8 squares of white chocolate
and coarsely crushed pistachios for decoration

Preheat oven to 200 ° C.

Beat eggs and sugar in a bowl until mixture whitens. Mix the berries with a blender and pour into a saucepan. Heat a few minutes to thaw the fruits. Add the fruits to eggs and sugar and blend together, followed by flour. Lastly, add the rosewater.

Divide the dough into four moulds (the color reminded me flowers so I opted for floral ones, but buttered and floured ramekins are very good as well) and drive two squares of chocolate in each. Mine were not deep enough so they were visible after cooking!

Let's all get colourful from cheeks to tongue!

Extract from Matisse's painting, La Desserte rouge, 1908.

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