Thursday, 11 November 2010

Yoghurt Cream with Strawberries and Rooibos Syrup

What a delight it is when you spend days dreaming a dish in your head and then producing something that comes so close to perfection, it sends your entire body into raptures.

I now know the satisfaction that Albert Einstein must have felt when Arthur Eddington proved his theoretic observations in reality, going against much of which was accepted science in it's day.

Okay, so I certainly haven't found the answers to the speed of light or the made a giant leap for mankind in solving the mysteries of the universe. I can't do calculus, almost failed trigonometry and still have algebra nightmares - but I have discovered a fusion which is more in touch with the day to day life of the average family than \scriptstyle m/(1 - v^2/c^2) and \scriptstyle m/\sqrt{1 - v^2/c^2}

I also happen to think my discovery is much prettier than anything Albert, Isaac or even Stephen Hawkins have come up with, but that's just my point of view - you're welcome to yours.
Yoghurt Cream with Strawberries and Rooibos Syrup

100g Puff Pastry
1 Egg Beaten (for egg wash)
1 Teaspoon Icing Sugar

2 Cups Fresh Strawberries (washed and hulled)
1 Cup Water
1 Cup of Sugar
3 Rooibos Tea Bags
2 cups of Plain Yoghurt (strained overnight through muslin to thicken)
2 Tablespoons Icing Sugar

Preheat your oven to 200ÂșC
Roll out the puff pastry and cut into 4 disks and 4 hearts (with a cookie cutter)
Brush the pastry with egg wash and bake for 15-20 minutes until puffed and golden.
Allow to cool.
Dust with icing sugar once cooled.

In a sauce pan boil the sugar, water and rooibos tea until reduced by 1/3.
Remove from the heat, add the strawberries to the hot syrup and allow to cool.

Add the icing sugar to the thick yoghurt and combine.

To plate the dish :
Place 2 spoons of the yoghurt cream on a plate.
Top with the strawberries and drizzle with the syrup.
Decorate with the a puff pastry disk and one heart.
Serve and delight!


Anonymous said...

Very pretty.
(Comment from Cin)

Anonymous said...

so glad this worked out as you had planned :)

Nina Timm said...

You have some wicked ideas with cream and strawberries, Rose. I like it!!

Marisa said...

What a beautiful dessert! The rooibos syrup sounds divine.

Kimberly Peterson said...

Definitely WAYYY prettier!!! :)

Kit said...

I like the idea of the rooibos syrup. I've just been dreaming up strawberry ideas too, trying to think of some way of presentig fresh strawberries for a school cake sale. Ended up making strawberry tartlets with a glaze. They look pretty too but I'll have to photograph them tomorrow , as it's now way too dark. Hope they stil look as good in the morning.

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This is really a delicious treat! I love it! This is going to be the nicest breakfast ever!

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