Pineapple-Grapefruit salad, Financier

pineapple1 It’s really getting hot here in Dubai; hot and humid. One just does not like to get out of the house that hot it is! In such a climate I do not like to eat too heavy, more fruits and fruit based dishes. Luckily there where some great Pineapples from South Africa in the market, fantastic pink Grapefruits and ripe Bananas. I love bananas, ripe to over ripe yellow bananas. I prepared therefore Financiers with Pineapple, Bananas, ground Almond and burned Butter. Taking those out of the oven the entire house smelled wonderfully of fresh baked Financier. Cooking the Pineapple in a broth of white wine, honey, sugar and lime zest underlined the Pineapple junks with a prickly zest of the wine and Lime. pineapple3 Ingredients for Financier: 400 gram Almond Powder 150 gram Icing Sugar 100 gram Banana Puree 120 gram Pineapple cubes 140 gram Egg white 050 gram Flour 035 gram Baking Powder 110 gram Butter, burned brown Method: Combine the Almond powder with Icing sugar, flour and baking powder. Add the purees and egg white and mix smooth. Fill into small muffin moulds and bake at 180 Celsius until golden brown. Immediately when taking out of the oven pour the browned butter over the Financier until all is absorbed. Set aside to cool completely. Dust with some icing sugar. Ingredients for Salad: 1 ripe Pineapple 2 Pink Grapefruits 1 Lime 300 gram White Wine 200 gram Water 125 gram Sugar 100 gram Honey Vanilla Method: Bring the wine and water to the boil, add sugar, honey and lime zest with vanilla and simmer for 10 minutes. Add the Pineapple junks and simmer for 20 minutes until tender. Add the Grapefruit segments when cold. Serve with Ice Cream
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One Response to Pineapple-Grapefruit salad, Financier

  1. Urs says:

    i have never seen pink grapefruit with such vibrant color and reading your article makes me want to bake this recipe… yummy! on your previous post, Mohrenkoepf und Elmer Citro, potz holzoepfel und zipfelchappae, after all this years abroad, you still are a true swiss-boy. Ps. for me it’s Minorli und Rivella.

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