Friday, July 20, 2007

Sugar High Friday 33

Well, ladies and gentleman, consider my first Sugar High Friday... COMPLETE! Mary, from Alpineberry (link in the blogroll to the left), chose Tropical Paradise as this month's theme, and it couldn't have come at a better time. It was a tough challenge, but I'm glad I decided on this one to be my first cooking/baking challenge before I really delve into the tougher ones later on this month.

I decided on something a little off the beaten path when it comes to "Tropical" foods. Since I recently returned from a vacation in Mexico, I decided to go with something I ate while I was there. To me, since Mexico has palm trees (and I got a rawkin' tan there as well), then it's tropical enough for me. I decided to try replicating these delicious little "cocadas" I had my first night there. While mine didn't quite turn out the same as far as texture goes, the taste was spot-on.

When I was at work the morning I decided to make these, I thought the cocadas would look a little... lonely, on the plate. So, I popped on over to my local Asian food market and picked up some canned jackfruit, and made some jackfruit frozen yogurt to go along with it. I had some extra yogurt, so I made up some mixed berry frozen yogurt for the guys, which they thoroughly enjoyed. I made some dulce de leche to drizzle on top, and that added touch made all the difference. It's funny, because it looks like gravy and the jackfruit frozen yogurt looks like mashed potatoes, and the cocada looks like a potato pancake.
One thing I need to learn how to make better is frozen yogurt. I don't have an ice cream machine, so the only time the frozen yogurt was really yummy was the night I made it. After that, it was more like jackfruit-frozen-block-of-ice. But, oh well, live and learn, as they say.

The results were wonderful, my younger brother even went so far as to say, "It feels like my tastebuds are having an orgasm". Not quite sure how to take that... but, needless to say, I was flattered.

Well, folks, there you have it! Mexican cocadas with jackfruit and berry frozen yogurt and a dulce de leche drizzle. I'm going to try to work the kinks out with this recipe before I post it in detail. I don't want everyone who reads this to have to subject themselves to the streamline of expletives I was emitting in my kitchen while crafting these babies (trust me, when a recipe doesn't turn out, I tend to cuss like a sailor). Anyways, thanks for stopping by! Stay tuned for more cooking challenges from this crazy girl.


1 comment:

Mary said...

Just when I thought it couldn't get any better, you added that dulce de leche drizzle! Thanks for participating in SHF.