Photo: Michael Recchiuti valentine chocolates
The word for this week is FOUR
With the big Hallmark holiday (yes, you know which one I mean) coming up, I just had to do a post on one of my favourite topics... sweets! How about these petit-fours for your sweet tooth?
All the petit-fours featured have asian ingredients in them, in honor of the Lunar New Year.
Kuidaore has some treats here:
Jasmine Tea Macaroons filled with a white chocolate (Valrhona Ivoire) ganache delicately perfumed with jasmine tea.
Mandarin Orange Friand: ground almonds and a puree of gently poached mandarins.
The photostyling is just as lovely as the desserts!
Photo: Pate Eng
Tomorrow is the first day of the Chinese New Year. We celebrate this season for 15 days. Since I have a dinner party to attend this Saturday, I thought I might try making these Asian-style petit fours by Pichet Ong: sesame balls with drunken fig.
Happy New Year all!