Saturday, May 06, 2006

Dinner with Clarissa & Joe

I went to the Thetford Market this morning. Usually a pretty scary place to shop but worth it because they have a stall that sells great produce from Thailand & stuff. A Thai dinner was what I had in mind, but... what to make for sweets... mmmmmm, I thought maybe coconut icecream seeing as we'd been given a dozen eggs but when we were looking through the recipe books to find the recipe, Richard found a recipe for magnolia petal fritters.
Now I know it's not ethnically in keeping with the rest of the meal, (which is usually a bugbear of mine) but it just sounded so beautiful especially as they are perfectly in season at the moment, as is lilac...... so it's magnolia fritters with lilac icecream. Wow. Let's hope I can pull it off.
So far so good.


skips said...

wow! looks amazing. make sure you let us know how it goes.

JoeyJoJo said...

Ameeeeeeeeee. It went well. Though I think it sounded better than it tasted. The fritters puffed up perfectly in the pan of hot oil but flopped into flab as soon as they were out on the kitchen paper. Tasted like deep fried batter..... The icecream tasted lovely. Very subtle though. Clarissa & Joe were suitably impressed.