30 Aug 2011

Great flavors

 I bough the first freesias of the season. Were so cute and colorful that I have to share with you. Freesias are a clear sign that spring is very close

It is no secret to you, my preference for sour tastes. One of my  favorite combinations is combine a sour taste with chocolate
 I love strawberries with chocolate, lemon and passion fruit with chocolate too

After getting a passion fruit, which itself is not an easy task here, expected to mature, and finally
I could give the pleasure of drinking its delicious juice and  also made passion fruit mousse, one of my favorites, for its freshness.

With the mousse  leftovers I bake ​​a chocolate cake using this recipe and I put the mousse as a icing, which is the same recipe that you used for any fruit mousse. The only different thing to do is put the seeds of passion fruit in the blender with a little water and strain.

Another flavor I like, and much, is ginger, I use it a lot, both sweet and savory in. I have wanted to make some gingersnaps, which I tried on my very first time  in London. These are quite similar and are super easy to make

Hope you like it as much as we liked  here at home. Have a wonderful week.


  • 350g flour
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 125 g butter
  • 75 g corn syrup (Karo)
  • 1 egg, beaten


Line a flat pan and heat the oven
In a bowl mix flour icing sugar, ginger and baking soda
In a saucepan put the kero and butter, heat until butter is melted
Add this mixture to the flour mixture to the beaten egg.
Mix well
Make small balls with pieces of dough and flatten
Bake in oven at 160 ° C for 15 to 20 minutes.
Makes 2 dozen medium cookies


Dzoli said...

Fantatsic pic of freesias.I also vcan smell the spring in my garden.It is such an exiting time even on a prospect of lot of work waiting for me;))

Bev Weidner said...

I just love this! Your photography is so beautiful!

Colores said...

preciosas fotografías!! y las recetas uhmm que hambre!!

bellini said...

Here it is coming into my favourite season, the fall, even if it means winter is on the horizon.

Kitchen Belleicious said...

Your pictures are simply stunning! Just gorgeous as well as your blog

Lizzy said...

Your flowers are exquisite! And so is your delicious cake...I'd love to sample passionfruit mousse~

Anonymous said...

Wow, your pictures are absolutely amazing!! Thanks so much for commenting on my blog, I'm glad I found yours!

Helene said...

Stunning pictures. Those flowers are beautiful.

stampedconcrete said...

nice pictures .. such a great shots ..

Mary said...

Your cookies look and sound delicious. They are almost as pretty as your freesias. Your photos are really wonderful. I love to visit here. You've created a special spot for your readers and I always enjoy the time I spend here. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Kala said...

This post is a feast for the senses!