f you wish to treat yourself or your special someone to a delicacy that is fancy and expensive, exotic, full of fruits, yet tangy and sweet at the same time, you will, believe me, reach for pâtes des fruits [pɑt d fʁɥi]. And if you happen to be in France at the time, you’re in luck because you can find this little gem in every self-respecting pastry shop over there!
So, How to Make Pâtes des Fruits?
For starters, you need to pick your fruits. I love to use berries, but also citrus fruits because they are acidic and that compliments high quantity of sugar in pates des fruits. When you decide on your fruits, you need to make fruit puree – take off the skins, the pits and other hard parts, and puree the pulp. If you wish, you can buy ready-made fruit puree in the supermarket.
The other important ingredient, besides granulated sugar, is . Pectin is a thickener that gels the fruit puree with a help of sugar and an acid, so you will find tartaric acid or citric acid in most pâte de fruit recipes. If you can’t find either, feel free to put lemon juice instead.
Once cooked to the right temperature, you should pour your mixture into a pan lined with parchment paper and leave it to set. After a couple of hours, cut your pâtes des fruits into cubes and roll them in caster sugar.
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