Monday, December 26, 2011

Ho Ho Ho Berry Christmas!

December in the southern hemisphere is in the summer.

Stone fruits, being the fruity flavour of the season, commonly end up in our holiday period dessert dishes.

A friend's Christmas BBQ saw us arrive with a plate of custard tarts topped with these colourful season’s offerings.

Like snowflakes, each piece was different thanks to the puff pastry taking whatever shape it pleased in the baking process. But no worries, they were charmingly rustic and tasted fine. Silky custard dotted with vanilla, whipped cream, roasted almond slices, raspberries and blueberries topped these crispy puffs of pastry and then subjected to a small blizzard of icing sugar.

The cherries did not make it onto the tiny mountains of whipped cream (cue satisfied borborygmi).