Dionysia: Mignardises

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End of the Empire Mignardises

Ancient Greece ended when Christianity became widespread, so the close of the meal needed a hint of Christianity. I thought about serving wafers and wine, but chose instead to close with this little candy made from the passion fruit, the tart, pulpy fruit at the bottom of a beautiful flower that, if you are inclined to see it, looks a little like The Passion.

Ingredients

  • Passion fruit syrup
  • 1 lemon
  • salt
  • Water
  • 2 packs gelatin
  • Powdered sugar

Preparation

  • Combine approximately 1/4 cup of the syrup and a cup of water with a squeeze of lemon and a pinch of salt, and adjust these amounts to taste before proceeding with the next step
  • In a pot over medium heat, whisk together the passionfruit liquid until piping hot
  • Pour the liquid over the gelatin and whisk briskly to combine
  • Pour into a square container (I used a Chinese food take-out container) and refrigerate overnight
  • Pull out, cut into rectangles, discarding any edge pieces or bits where the gelatin clumped
  • Dust in powdered sugar before serving
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