WARNING – not for the health/diet conscious or faint hearted – this dessert is simple and can become addictive.
My culinary forte has been mainly in the savoury domain and I have dabbled a little in the dessert making arena. Off late between the two of us, Anna has taken a greater interest in making desserts – she is into baking and has pulled out some tasty treats with some stunning gluten free recipes. One dessert I am fond of which came about through a stroke of luck and is simple to make is a rich passion fruit with marscapone cheese and honey concotion served on a bed of crushed meringue. Think of it as an Eton mess with passion fruit – not exactly a visual treat but irresistibly tasty.
Growing up in Zambia we had a passion fruit vine in our back garden and back then I thought of it as a sour fruit with little value. Boy was I wrong – if I knew then what I know now I would have experimented a bit more with this fruit and desserts in general.
What do I need to make it?
- 4 passion fruit – cut and scooped out
- 250 gm marscapone cheese
- 2 -3 tbsp Greek honey
- 4 meringue nests
How much will I make?
How do I make it?
Whisk the marscapone cheese in a bowl. It takes a bit of effort as the mixture can seem a bit stiff and will loosen up when the other ingredients are added. Add the passion fruit and honey and whisk further till you get a nice smooth mixture. Check the mixture for sweetness and add some more honey if needed. Crumble a meringue nest in each bowl and add a dollop of the mixture and enjoy.