21 December 2009

Physalis /Cape gooseberry) dessert for Christmas



Physalis (cape gooseberry) comes originally from the northern part of South America, although it is not a major market fruit there. It is known for its ability to keep well in storage, as it can last for months in a dry atmosphere. The fruits are picked when they are dry so no mold will be able to grow on the plant. The season for physalis lasts differently in different countries. For example, the English plantations harvest their fruits from late summer and on through the autumn. However in Africa the season is usually during the late spring and early summer. So ifyou have access to exported physalis from the right country in the right time of the year
Physalis, when we buy it for eating, is essentially a small round orange fruit, covered by a dry husk. Naturallythe husks are discarded and the fruit is eaten ..
 The physalis plants are not very tall, although they can grow longer than a human being, and a single plant generates about 300 fruits. Their plant physiology requires sunny hot places, plenty of water, and an average soil, but there are also some physalis species that can be grown in colder climates.

The fruits can also be cooked for jams, or for making pies or other filled pastries. Due to their esthetical appeal, they can also be used for decorating desserts, or for making simple desserts, like physalis dipped in chocolate. Physalis can also be dried and eaten on a later occasion.

I think in this recipe beacause I saw in many countries you can buy physalis and is a really pleasure know them.... But if you dont find you can make this dessert with strawberrries  or raspberreies, are nice to this too.
This recipe is adapted from  http://www.deliciousmagazine.co.uk/home


The recipe

Ingredients (6-8 servings)
375 shortcrust pastry (recipe
4 huevos
1 creme cheese (phildalphia)
8 physalis fruits
150 ml double cream
zest 1 orange
2 tablespoon caster sugar
 150 grs. Solid chocolate melted

Shortcrust pastry
http://www.deliaonline.com/home

Recipe from Delia's site (Delia Smith)
If you dont know Delia I have to tell you is one more wonderful chef from England, I begin my blog because I love her site and know many england people like recipes. Visit her site is amazing.

Ingredients pastry

200 grs. plain flour
pinch of salt
75 g. softened butter
some water

Place the flour and pinch of salt in a large bowl. Now add the butter,cut into smallish lumps, then take a knife and begin to rub the fat into the flour using your fingertips only and being as light as possible.
Now sprinkle 1 tablespoon of water, and then with a knife, start bringing the dough together using the knife to make it clean.finally bring it together wih your fingertips.
When enough liqud is added, teh pastry should leave the bowl clean. If this hasn't happened then add a spot more  water.
Place the pastry i a polythene bag and leave at refrigerator for 30 minutes.




Method
When the pastry is ready roll with a roll pin.
Place pastry in flan tins or other tarts pan (about 6 x 9 cm) . Prink the bases, cover the bases with baking paper and top with beans.Bake for 10 minutes to medium heat (180°c)
Remove the beans and baking papers.Transfer a very small amount of egg white to a bowl and brush inside of the pastry cases  to seal them, return to the oven and bake by 2 minutes more.
Reduce the ovean temperature to 160°, slow heat and  take out the cases.
The filling

In a bowl mix slowly  the cheese cream  with the cream and the orange zest and the caster sugar..Mix in the whole egg and the yolks.
In a bowl whisk the eggs white until soft peaks form.Carefully fold into the cheese mixture, a little at a time.
Divide the cream  between the cases and bake for 18 to 20 minutes until golden.Cool for 30 minutes, remove froms de tins and leave to cool completely.

Melt the chocolate in a bowl set over a pan of simmering water.Fill a greaseproof paper cone with the chocolate  and drizzle the chocolate in zig zag over the top of each dessert.Unfold the husk each physalis and twist in one direction. Dip the fruit into the remaining chocolate and lay on a sheet .Chill. Decorate each dessert with a physallis-

EN ESPAÑOL

Postre de Physalis para Navidad





Si no conocen los physalis es una fruta deliciosa con un color amarillo como se ve pero tiene sabor a frambuesas o similar, se usa mucho en respostería sobre todo que es muy hermosa para adornar postres.
Su origen es de América del Sur y de ahí pasó a Africa, pero hoy se cultiva en varios paises y tambien se exporta a Esados Unidos, Inglaterra y parte de Europa.

Con los physalis se hace tambien mermelada y se rellenan tartas o se comen bañadas en chocolate. De todas maneras si no encuentran physallis perfectamente se pueden hacer con frambuesas o con fresas.
Ingredientes (6 a 8 tartas)

375 grs. masa para tartas (shortcrust pastry) (receta más abajo)
4 huevos
1 queso crema Philadelphia (un paquete)
8 physalis
150 grs. nata o crema espesa
ralladura de una naranja
2 cucharadas de azúcar glass
150 grs. chocolate sólido para derretir

Masa para las tartas (shortcrust pastry)
Esta receta de masa es de Delia Smith una prestigiosa Chef de Inglaterra.Sus recetas son muy buenas. Visiten su sitio http://www.deliasite.com/
Ingredientes masa
250 grs. harina normal
1 pizca de sal
75 grs. mantequilla suavizada
1 cucharada de agua

Método: En un bowl unir la harina y la pizca de sal. Agregar la mantequilla de a poco, uniendo.con un cuchillo unir bien finalmente unir con la punta de los dedos, la masa debe quedar como grumosa, ahora agregarle de a poco una cucharada de agua y seguir uniendo hasta formar una masa en forma de bola,
cuando está bien de líquido la masa, el bowl estará limpio de masa, sino agregarle un poquito más de agua para terminar de unir.
Envolver la masa en un film plástico y dejarla en el refrigerador por unos 30 minutos.

C uando la masa ya esté lista, estirarla con un rodillo no muy delgada. Preparar unos molde de tartalestas u otros cortar del tamaño de los moldes, acomodarlos (prender el horno a 180°c)  poner encima de las masa unos círculos de papel mantequilla, y arriba unos frijoles o garbanzos.
Llevar a horno por unos 10 minutos.
Retirar, sacar el papel mantequilla y los frijoles y con un poco de clara de huevo batida sellar las masas.
Colocar nuevamente en el horno por unos 2 minutos más. Bajar el horno a suave (unos 160°) mientras se prepara el relleno. (Dejar las tartas fuera del horno)

Relleno
E un bowl unir el queso crema,la ralladura de naranja,la nata o crema y el azúcar.
Agregar un huevo entero y las yemas restantes, reservar las claras.
Unir suavemente toda la mezcla.
En un bol con una pizca de sal batir firmes las claras. Agregarlas suavemente a la mezcla de queso y nata.
Incorporar todo bien.
Repartir la crema entre las tartas y llevar a horno por unos 18 o 20 minutos hasta que estén dorados.
Dejar enfriar por unos 30 minutos antes de desmoldar.



Calentar el chocolate en un bowl sobre un sartén (baño María) y hacer dibujos (hacer un cono con papel mantequilla) sobre las tartas. Sumergir los physallis en el chocolate y reservar, despues que estén listos colocar en las tartas..

44 comments:

  1. In Colombia they are called uchuvas. I love them .....Delicious dessert, Gloria!

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  2. Thanks Erica I know a new word! I love learned new things , Gracias y que tengas una hermosa Navidad, besoos

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  3. These are what we call ground cherries or cape gooseberries. I have seen them in one particular store at one time buth thought they were a type of lychee. Thanks for this delicious dessert and have a wonderful Christmas holiday!!!!

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  4. I have never tasted this fruit but it sure looks very poetic !
    Love the photos and dessert.
    Happy holidays!
    Joumana

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  5. I have never tasted this fruit but it sure looks very poetic !
    Love the photos and dessert.
    Happy holidays!
    Joumana

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  6. I've never heard of that fruit- but it looks beautiful!

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  7. Aquí en España es muy dificil conseguir esta fruta. Solo el Lidl la vende creo. Gracias.

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  8. No la conocía.
    Está muy apetitoso.

    Besos.

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  9. Thanks a lot dear Vall, have a beautiful Christmas too and nice Holidays!! xoxoxo gloria

    Thanks Tasteof Beiruth and thanks for coming. have anice holidays! gloria

    Thanks Peachskins! you are nice! gloria

    Thanks Buffalo Dick, weel you know if you see at Super, you can make this. xx gloria


    Gracias Jose Manuel pero si la encuentras, comprala es deliciosa, gloria

    Te encantaría Toro, tiene un sabor parecido a las frambuesas, además de linda, es muy rica!! cariños.

    Thanks Blonde duck! is nice, gloria

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  10. Veo que sigues aportando una variada colección de postres para saborear esta Navidad. Y cada uno supera al anterior; este tiene una pinta bárbara. Y la presentación te ha quedado genial, aprovechando las vainas de los frutos, con esos muñequitos, los adornos navideños, las rayas de chocolate sobre el postre, los platos... ¡perfecto!
    Besos

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  11. Gracias gato, no sé si tan perfecto pero hecho con mucho cariño, gracias, gloria

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  12. Happy Holidays Gloria. I don't think I've heard of this fruit before, but it looks lovely. Then again, I'd eat any fruit with fresh baked crust :)

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  13. I've had them a long time ago when I was young. I would so love a taste of your delicious cakes!

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  14. Gloria! que belleza de receta! hoy regrese del supermercado con mi esposito... los dos muertos! hemos estaod comprando todo el dia para la cena navidena! en cuanto este la lista hecha le tomare fotos a los potajes que Dios quiera salgan bien! y te los envio! jeje nunca hemos cocinado este tipo de comida navidenia pero andamos con fe que es lo importante!

    muyyyyy Felices fiestas! muchas bendiciones en tu hogar y a tu amabilidad =D

    besos!

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  15. Que delicia tu postre!!, Amiga soy fans del physalis, me encanta su sabor ácido y este postre sin dudas me lo hago.
    Gracias y muy felices fiestas, que disfrutes de un rico buffet al aire libre.
    Besos mil!

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  16. Gloria that looks so special, perfect for Christmas. Merry Christmas. Feliz Navidad.

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  17. Thanks a lot Adam, have a nice and happy Christmas with your family and friends, huggs friend!! gloria

    Thanks a lot 5 Star Foodie have a nice Christmas, gloria

    Soleil te deseo una muy feliz Navidad junto a tu esposo y tus papas, que todo salga estupendo, besoossss gloria


    Kako ami tambien me encanta el Phisalis es delicioso y además tan lindo verdad Kako?? ahora lo cultivan acá sabías? es como comprar arándanos o frutillas, eso si no hay en todas partes. pero en los Super si.

    besoooss y feliz Navidad, gloria


    Thanks a lot Sylvie have a nice Christmas and delicious Holidays, thanks for stopping by, gloria

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  18. Si quieres un año de prosperidad, siembra trigo. Si quieres diez años de prosperidad, siembra árboles frutales. Si quieres una vida de prosperidad, siembra amigos. Te deseo que siembres muchos amigos.
    FELIZ NAVIDAD.

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  19. Gracias Javier, te deseo lo mismo mucha prosperidad y felicidad, Gloria

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  20. Your cakes look amazing, Gloria! I have never had Physalis--thanks for the introduction. BTW, the salmon in puff pastry looks gorgeous, too!

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  21. I've seen this fruit in one market in Floirda but had no idea what it was! Thank you for introducing me to yet another delicacy!
    Next time I see it, I'll get some and try your recipe!
    Merry Christmas to you Gloria!

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  22. Ay, Gloria, pero qué maravillas has cocinado últimamente!!!! Y ahora, que aquí son las dos de la tarde (estoy en el trabajo y aún no he comido), qué hambre me provocas!
    Debía estar delicioso ese strudel salado, no? Y vaya stollen que te ha salido! Se ve bien apetitoso. Yo lo he hecho alguna vez. Leí en el libro donde cogí la receta que la forma viene dada como para recrear la colcha del niño Jesús en la cuna.
    Los phisallys los he visto alguna vez en algún mercado de Barcelona, pero nunca los he probado.

    Bueno, guapa, que sobre todo venía a desearte unas muy felices fiestas; que estéis muy bien toda la familia, y que sigamos disfrutando de tu compañía aquí, que gente como tú hace muchísima falta en el mundo para modelarlo mejor.
    Un BESAZO!

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  23. Dear Catherine, thanks a lot I hope you have a really wonderful Christmas, huggss. gloria

    Barbara Thanks a lot I whish you a happy and wonderful Christmas, huggs. gloria

    Rosita, que alegrúa verte, muchas gracias Rosita te deseo una Maravillosa Navidad y gra ias por ser tan buena amiga, muchos besooss y siempre me alegra verte, gloria

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  24. What wonderful tartlets! very unusual that filling!

    happy Holidays and all the best for 2010!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  25. Your pictures are so beautiful! This looks like a great dessert to serve for Christmas!

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  26. Thanks Rosa, Hava a nice Holidays, cheersss, gloria

    Fresh Local and best, thanks a lot and thanks for stopping by, have a nice Christmas, gloria

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  27. I think that never tasted physalis fruit and it suits so perfect for this dessert.

    Happy Holidays Gloria!

    Cheers,

    Gera

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  28. This looks delightful Gloria. I have never heard of these fruits before, but they sure are interesting.

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  29. Thnks dear Gera, I have to say is not only a beauty fruit, is really yummy too, the kids love with chocolate, Happy Christmas Gera, have a wonderful time, gloria

    Thanks a lot Saveurs et Gourmandises, you are welcome to my blog, cheerss!! gloria

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  30. Thanks a lot Cake law, is a nice fruit, really, and so delicious too! Have a nice Christmas! gloria

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  31. I have never heard of these but the dessert looks beautiful... and all of your pictures are great.

    I just dropped by to say hello and wish you Merry Christmas.

    I have posted Christmas greetings on my last 2 posts I would like to share with you. Drop by when you can. Hugs, Lura

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  32. I've never tasted physalis before either. Thanks for the interesting info on it. The dessert looks so pretty, I would love to try it with another fruit!

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  33. Gracias por acompañarme todo este año. Que tengas unas felices fiestas y el nuevo año venga cargado de cosas buenas, que no falte la salud y el trabajo.
    Un abrazo grande.

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  34. Dear Grammt, Lura, thanks for stopping by , thanks by your feelings, love, prayers and all you share, have a lovely and Christmas with all your lovely family, Huggsssssss! gloria



    Thanks a lot Lindsey, you are so nice, thanks for stopping by!! Have a nice Christmas, gloria

    Gracias Kako, lo mismo para tí, no es el mejor regalo tener salud y trabajo, y amor por supuesto, gracias por ser mi amiga, gracias por compartir conmigo, te deseo mucha felicidad en estos días y siempre, see you soon!! un fuerte abrazo, gloria

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  35. un délicieux dessert j'aime beaucoup
    à bientôt

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  36. Querida Gloria te deseo pases una inolvidable Noche Buena en compañía de tu adorable familia, y tanto a ti como a todos los amigos de todos los rincones del mundo que visitan tu blog os deseo: ¡¡¡FELIZ NAVIDAD Y PRÓSPERO AÑO NUEVO!!!

    Dear friends of this blog, I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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  37. Que tengas una noche mágica, acompañada del recuerdo del nacimiento de Cristo.

    Feliz Nochebuena! Feliz Navidad!

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  38. Such pretty fruits in their little paper coats. Looks delicious as always Gloria.

    May you have friends at your fire, blessings in your home, and joy in your heart.

    Merry Christmas

    Brenda x

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  39. Merci beaucoup et merci de venir
    sur mon blog,Joyeux Noël!!! Aux delices des gourmets, gloria

    Gracias Gato, muy Feliz Navidad para tí tambien! x gloria

    querida María Jesús, una preciosa Navidad y que tengas un maravilloso año nuevo, besooss gloria

    Thanks a lor dear Brena so nice words,Blessings to you my dear Brenda, xxx gloria

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