France & Maman (Francoise)

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 A mother-daughter cooking duo from Paris to Brooklyn. Maman & France live 3,626 miles apart but connect everyday over yummy & mostly French recipes. Bon appetit!

 PEPPER & CACHACA FLANS (by Maman)

PEPPER & CACHACA FLANS (by Maman)

Pepper & cachaca flans

Maman loves Brazil... I suspect she loves it so much because of its native cachaca. This is a creative recipe she came up with recently. It mixes boozy cachaca with bright-colored peppers and a Japanese all-natural seaweed gelatin. Give it a try and let us know how it tasted. Bon appetit!


Serves 2  l  Difficulty: high  l  Prep time: 15min  l  Total time: 35min


INGREDIENTS

4 red peppers, washed and sliced

1/2 cup water 

1/2 cup white wine 

1/2 cup creme fraiche 

Healthy pinch of salt & pepper

2 tablespoons cachaca (Brazilian spirit)

1 tablespoon agar agar flakes (a natural seaweed gelatin)

STEPS

1. Mix all ingredients (but creme fraiche & cachaca) in sauce pan for about 20 minutes until peppers are tender. 

2. Blend all ingredients (included creme fraiche & cachaca) into a runny smooth coulis.

3. Pour coulis into sauce pan. Add agar agar and mix until it boils. 

4. While still hot, pour mix into small volcano-shaped molds. I used these - and they worked great.

5. Store in the fridge for a minimum of 1 hour so that the mix hardens in the molds.

6. Take molds out of the fridge and take the hardened flans out from their molds. Serve on a dark-colored plate (for biggest visual impact).

 

 
 

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