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This is an El Rey white chocolate mousse with warm, thickened passion fruit sauce on top. The mousse recipe is from Sherry Yard, and is egg and cream-based. The sauce is simply sweetened passion fruit puree thickened with a little cornstarch. The picture is a wee bit overexposed.

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Sometimes underexposed or overexposed will give a more dramatic feel to the picture. I think the underexposure give the dessert a lightness as if one is trying to convey this is something one has at breakfast.

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No photo because it was not the most visually appealing, but tonights eventual desset was a real winner for taste.

After seeing the Strawberry Bruschetta thread I decided to try it. not the greatest ever since the berries weren't the best, but the grilled pound cake and a a dollop of sweetened sour cream made for a nice enough combo. However we then added a scoop of home-made basil ice-cream & suddenly WOW! the warm berries against the sweet cold basil were plate licking good :raz:

I will have to revisit this later in the summer when we actually have decent berries available.

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Since this is the start of the berry season here in the Pacific Northwest I got an early start on it and made a Fraisier this weekend. The original recipe came form the book Dessert Circus by Jacques Torres. It is composed of: layers of biscuit cake sweetened with a sauce made of strawberry puree, simple syrup, and raspberry liquor; fresh raspberries and strawberries; and held together with a strawberry buttercream frosting. Needless to say a small slice goes a long way.

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I made Filipe's Portuguese Custard Tarts which at every stage I thought was going to be a failure and turned out deliciously.

Got some pics? :)

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I made Filipe's Portuguese Custard Tarts which at every stage I thought was going to be a failure and turned out deliciously.

Got some pics? :)

Since it was my first attempt, they were not worth photographing, but now that I understand what I'm doing better, I'll definitely try again and put more effort into presentation. I'm happy/sad to say that I ate 8 on the first day and the other 4 for breakfast...I'm such a glutton. BTW, I really wanted to add blackberries to the recipe, but didn't to stay true to the recipe this time. I think they would be wonderful in your tarts.

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Little tarts with bittersweet passionfruit ganache and poached apricots.

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summer s'mores!

lemon butter cookies (top half carmelised under the grill), tart lemon cream and homemade marshmallows

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Patrick, your photos are stunning.  :wub:

Thanks, Tweety. You are too kind!

"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced" - Vincent Van Gogh
 

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Gorgeous tarts, Patrick!

Binkyboots...I love those s'mores! What a great idea. Yum!

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thanks guys!

the cookies are somewhat soft, I underbaked them just a little... I think the other way to go would be a flakier pastry type cookie.

according to sources (lol) they are pretty easy to eat, mum tried to keep things tidy by using a fork :blink: but I think fingers might be the right tool for the job.

I thought everything might slide out sideways when bitten, but they held together, leaving them to sit for a while after filling helps.

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celebration cacti cookies with margarita icing! they're for tonight as I have good news for the folks :cool:

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sure,

I used 2tsp tequila and the juice of half a lemon, I boiled these for just a minute... then I added them to icing sugar and whisked till I got a thick goop.

once I'd iced the cookies I sprinkled them with sanding sugar and a little fine sea salt.

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