|Try exotic flavours this Ramadan, |
it is Summer after all!
Throughout Ramadan, I will be posting many recipes to help you with the vision, assist you with variation, and most importantly help you prepare heart felt meals for your family and friends. I will be sharing some secret family recipes too !! Yes, so make sure to keep on checking and try out these tasty all time favourites of mine. As always, I will post appetisers to include soups and salads. I will also post recipes of side dishes, main dishes, and desserts. I would love to hear from you, your feedback is really appreciated, so do please let me know if you would like me to write a specific recipe, recipe variation...etc also let me know if you have specific dietary needs, and I will try and help you prepare the meals accordingly. I would love nothing more than hearing about how the recipes work out for you, and would love to receive some pictures of your creations to share with others :)
PS check out the "LABELS" side bar for categorised recipes. I will add all Ramadan recipes under "Ramadan Recipes" label, but you can also find "soups" "Salads" "Main Course" "Desserts"...etc
I thought to start this Ramadan's Recipes on a sweet note. Since it is still summer, and you are probably still on vacations, I chose to start with this summery, very light yet exotic dessert. Nothing says summer and exotic destinations better than coconut! Both puff pastry and Crema di Mascarpone give this dessert its light impression. When combined with the coconut, they create a light and airy dessert that will tickle your imagination, and take you to faraway places! This perfect summer dessert will delight every one.
Making Puff Pastry can be complicated. It is labour intensive and time consuming. The focus in this recipe is not on making the puff pastry, I will hopefully dedicate a post on puff pastry soon. For now, there are many good quality ready-made puff pastry in the market today. For convenience and ease, buy these ready-made ones, which are usually frozen. Allow time to thaw first before rolling and cutting into shapes.
Super easy, Super delicious!
|Cut Puff Pastry using a round cutter, place rounds on lined cookie sheet|
Roll puff pastry sheets and using a round cutter, cut into circles. Each sheet, should be enough to make 10 rounds. Place over lined cookie sheet about 1 inch apart. Dust generously with sifted icing sugar to cover the whole top of the puff pastry rounds. This will help in caramelising the puff pastry and sweetening its taste.
|Dusting with icing sugar helps in caramelising the tops, |
and adds the sweet flavour to the pastry
Place in preheated oven for 18 minutes or until fully puffed, caramelised and golden in colour. Remove from heat, and cool completely on a wire rack.
|Bake till golden brown|
To Make Crema Di Mascarpone
To assemble, Place Coconut Crema di Mascarpone in a large piping bag and pipe a swirl over each puff pastry round. Repeat till all rounds are iced. Sprinkle toasted coconut on top of each swirl. Serve cold.