WoF 2015: Persiana feast, the desserts

After a lot of mezze, and some superb mains, we had almost forgotten about dessert. What a travesty! Our bellies were so full that we decided to have a wee swadge before attempting to eat any more. This was ideal, as the cigars needed some time in the oven anyway.

Wait, you don’t know what a swadge is? It’s an Orcadian word, and ridiculously relevant to the Weekend of Food (and my life)! Read the definition here.

Syrup-poached apricots with walnuts and clotted cream

How can so much flavour come from such a little fruit? Oh. It’s the poaching liquid of destiny. Cardamom, cinnamon, vanilla… the subtle sweetness just blew me away.

I’d never had clotted cream apart from on scones, but this is the perfect use for it.

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GET IN MY BELLY.

Cinnamon and citrus almond pastry cigars

Slightly Christmassy, and not too sweet, we couldn’t fit more than one into our stomachs, but we saved the rest for breakfast the next morning to go with the plum cake!

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Preparation

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Resident hand model and expert baker

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And a dusting of icing sugar

All in all, the entire weekend was a resounding success. I cannot wait to see what’s on the cards for 2016…

Read about the rest of our weekend here.

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