quarta-feira, 25 de março de 2009
Imagine the best dessert in the world today
Imagine the best dessert in the world. What color will it have? Mine is red and white... just the one in the picture.
Imagine tapioca pearls cooked in milk, coconut milk, granulated sugar and scraps of a Tahitian vanilla bean.
Imagine the best South African red plums you can eat in this life;
Grab these sweet plums and make the best fruit sauce in the world with them.
Let the sauce cool for a while...
Cover the tapioca pudding with the plum's sauce.
Do you think the dessert needs more color?
Add some crunched pistachios to give it more contrast. Now eat it. Tell me, isn't it the best dessert in the world? Today vanilla tapioca with fresh plums sauce is my best dessert in the world.
Vanilla tapioca pudding with fresh plums sauce
800 ml milk
200 ml cooknut milk
1/2 cup tapioca pearls
3 tablespoons of granulated sugar
Scraps of one vanilla bean
In a saucepan over medium heat cook the tapioca with milk, coconut milk, sugar and vanilla seeds whisking it until the mixture boils. Reduce the heat to low, keep whisking the mixture and let it cooks for 15 minutes or until the pearls are soft and transparent.
Divide the mixture in ramekins or glasses and let it cool. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.
Serves 6 to 8, depending on the size of your ramekins.
Obs. If you prefer you can add the vanilla bean to the mixture and remove it once the milk boils. Wash the bean, let it dry and use it again or store it in a sugar pot. The sugar will absorb the vanilla flavor.
3 red plums cut in small pieces
3 teaspoons of granulated sugar
6 teaspoons cold water
In an small sacucepan over medium heat cook the plums with sugar and water. Remove from heat once it boils. Let it cool and serve with the tapioca pudding.
You can serve the tapioca in different pots or ramekins and prepare more than one type of sauce. I made passion fruit sauce too and I found the combination of yellow and red sauces incredibly beautiful.