Seriously, have you ever seen anything that looked more exquisite? This recipe has been translated from a Catalan website – any errors in translation are all mine (or more accurately, Google Translate’s). I remember loquats from my grandmother’s garden when I was a child, I was intrigued and would eat them with abandon. I haven’t seen them in the years since but am now, having spotted this recipe, curious to seek them out.
- 4 loquat (aka Chinese Plum or Japanese plum, if unavailable use persimmons)
- 500ml water
- 250g honey
- 5 g agar-agar
- lemon juice
- flowers (for garnish)
- 7″ Brioche Molds
- plastic bowl
- plastic film
- Peel the fruit, cut in half and deseeded.
- Set aside in a bowl with water and lemon juice to prevent browning
- In a saucepan, boil the honey. When it starts to smoke, it incorporates water slowly, then the agar
- Stir until boiling, stirring constantly
- Remove the loquats (set aside for later) and boil about 4-5 minutes.
- Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly
- Meanwhile, line the mold with plastic film then into each it place a loquat and spoon over the cooking juice.
- Seal the film, forming a bundle and refrigerate 1 hour until set