Saturday, December 1, 2012

Fresh As raspberries, lychees and feijoas dipped in dark chocolate






Usually every Christmas I make dried apricots, nuts and other dried fruit dipped in dark chocolate, but this year I am using Fresh As freeze dried fruit. The flavour is really intense, and the texture completely different, crispy and fresh! I used dried raspberries, dried lychees and dried feijoas. I had friends around and everything disappeared in no time. Most people preferred the raspberries, but I preferred the lychees and Max the feijoas. I did the mandarins already here, and I am pondering about the next fruit to try!





Photos and Recipes by Alessandra Zecchini ©

16 comments:

  1. Dried lychees? Would love to tante some ! And ofc the dipping is really worth it:)
    Ciao Ale!

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  2. This looks sensational!! In the past for Xmas I've dipped fresh cherries into chocolate for dessert - and also watched them all disappear. But this looks a bit more portable. I'll have to try and find a stockist, or a similar producer downunder!!

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    1. In theory these should last longer, the raspberries in particular as they are completely covered in chocolate, and being dried they won't get watery or go off... in saying that, impossible to stop eating them, so next loot I will have to hide!!!

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  3. How lovely! I wish the Fresh As was available in the states. Looks so good and perfect for entertaining.

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    1. Maybe you can buy it on the net... not sure if they deliver in the US.

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    Un abbraccio :)
    Bibi

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  6. Litchi deliziosi.. ma per quei lamponi farei veramente follie cara! Li stra adoro!! Un abbraccione!

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  7. Raspberries & chocolate...a match made in heaven :) Love the photos.

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  8. I litchi mi piacciono tanto freschi, essiccati non so come sono, sicuramente con il cioccolato i lamponi ci stanno una meraviglia, comunque il cioccolato è come il fritto, nessuno resiste e potresti immergerci qualunque cosa e verrebbe apprezzata...anche le bababe essiccate ci stanno divinamente!!! ;)

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  9. Non sono sicura di cosa siano le bababe (esistono??) ma è vero con il cioccolato 9sopratutto fondente) ci sta bene tutto!!
    I litchi secchi (con questo sistema che usa Fresh As) hanno un sapore super intenso!

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  10. Feijoas! Such an intense but short season. What a great idea to get freeze dried feijoa for other times of the year. I adore feijoa and chocolate together so I think I'd be on Max's side. Are they sour at all or just sweet?

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  11. A bit sour, so perfect for chocolate! I also freeze (not dry freeze, just freeze) feijoaa, you should try, they are great for smoothies all year round

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