Sunday, September 23, 2012

Passionfruit and Orange Sweet Adventures Sauce

So are you feeling saucy? The Sweet Adventures Blog Hoppers led by The Kitchen Crusader are.

I was feeling a little saucy myself. I returned to a long time favorite of mine. Passionfruit and Orange Sauce. Perfect for crepes, pancakes, waffles or just about anything you might like to pour a little sweet sauce on. I poured mine on some Home made Vanilla Ice Cream and fresh raspberries with a little mint.

The secret to this sauce is in the making. I wanted the sauce to be hot against the cold ice cream but still taste fresh. The combination of hot and cold and cooked and fresh makes the dish more interesting to eat.
It's Spring here in Oz and the shops are full of interstate fresh fruit and vegetables and I do try to buy local. I couldn't resist some Queensland Passionfruit and raspberries though.
Nearly everything else came from our local farmers market though so I didn't feel quite so bad for lashing out on the imports.

Passionfruit and Orange Sauce

2 large serves  or 4 reasonable serves.

1 large orange - juiced
6 or 7 passionfruit
1 tablespoon cornflour
60 mls water
60 mls grand marnier or brandy

To Serve
Homemade Vanilla Ice cream
fresh mint

Place half of the juice and half of the pulp from the passionfruit in a small pot.

Blend the cornflour into the water.
Stir the cornflour and water into the juice and heat over medium flame, stirring constantly until it boils and thickens.

Reduce the heat and still stirring cook for 2 or 3 minutes.
Remove from the heat.
Add the rest of the fresh juice, passionfruit and liquer.
Taste and if it isn't sweet enough for your palate add 1 teaspoon of sugar, stirr to dissolve and then taste again.

Spoon some ice cream into a glass or bowl.
Top with the raspberries and sauce and garnish with some mint.



Moya said...

A delicious combination of flavours and I love the taste of anything with passion fruit in it!

Christina @ The Hungry Australian said...

I had the most incredible passionfruit macaron the other day and now your dessert is making me crave passionfruit all over again. Must get my hand on some!

AutismUnited said...

I was thinking a drink, but no it is a sauce, very nice idea over ice cream. Or maybe some plain yogurt.
Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

thanks for sharing.