Picture this: You’re at a dinner party and the hostess places a fruit salad on the table, or you’ve brought one to a friend’s house as your healthy contribution to the night and all of a sudden you hear a sound. What is that? It kind of sounds like a stifled yawn. I’ll tell you what it is, it’s the sound of eyes rolling at the thought of another boring-ho-hum-who-really-wants-fruit-for-dessert-but-I-have-to-pretend-to-like-it fruit salad.
The recipe I am about to share elevates the usually completely average dessert to a whole other level and it really couldn’t be easier. It’s basically a tricked out (dare I say sexy) simple syrup that works gorgeously on mixed berries, melon, sliced oranges, grapefruit, pineapple chunks, even kiwi. So you know the peeled and prepared fresh fruit you buy at Whole Foods? Pick any of them, put them in a pretty bowl and pour this concoction over the fruit. Done.
Flycakes Fancy Fruit Salad Syrup
1 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp grated ginger
grated orange peel of one orange
1 cinnamon stick
Put all ingredients in a small sauce pan and cook on medium heat until all the sugar has dissolved and the mixture reduces and thickens a bit – about 20 minutes. Remove cinnamon stick, pour into a container and refrigerate prior to serving.
PS if you have left over syrup, it works beautifully in a cocktail. Add fresh lime juice, mezcal, pour over ice and prepare to have your mind blow.
PPS the fruit salad tastes even better the next morning over Greek yogurt
Enjoy and always let your taste buds soar!