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If you were going to serve this Cardamon Orange Flourless Chocolate Cake next month, when raspberries are out of season, how would you garnish it for a dinner party? Thanks so much. ;o)

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asked over 4 years ago
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hardlikearmour

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added over 4 years ago

What about a raspberry coulis made with frozen berries? Candied kumquats would be also be nice, and they'd complement the orange zest in the cake.

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added over 4 years ago

Hi Antonia,

I am happy to hear you are going to make this recipe - we love it. I have re-made it a bit as well - you might enjoy this version too. http://chezus.com/2011...

For winter, I would serve it with candied cranberries or kumquats - this is the recipe I use for kumquats, cranberries can be found at the above link - http://chezpim.com/bake.... Also, as the above message states a raspberry coulis would be nice. If you can find frozen passion fruit puree that makes a great sauce to serve along side this recipe as well. Let me know if you have any other questions. Please keep me posted as to what you decide to do.

Happy New Year!

Denise & Lenny

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added over 4 years ago

Hi Antonia,

I am happy to hear you are going to make this recipe - we love it. I have re-made it a bit as well - you might enjoy this version too. http://chezus.com/2011...

For winter, I would serve it with candied cranberries or kumquats - this is the recipe I use for kumquats, cranberries can be found at the above link - http://chezpim.com/bake.... Also, as the above message states a raspberry coulis would be nice. If you can find frozen passion fruit puree that makes a great sauce to serve along side this recipe as well. Let me know if you have any other questions. Please keep me posted as to what you decide to do.

Happy New Year!

Denise & Lenny

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added over 4 years ago

What about just simple candied orange slices with a few cracks of black pepper?

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added over 4 years ago

I was going to suggest candied orange peel or white chocolate shavings.

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added over 4 years ago

Toasted slivered almonds pressed onto the sides?

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added over 4 years ago

I used pomegranate arils to garnish a similar recipe over the holidays. They worked out very well and were lovely sprinkled around the plate.

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added over 4 years ago

I was going to suggest pomegranate too. You could always make a syrup with the seeds, and sprinkle it over the top, if it's what you wanted. Or as cranberry suggests just put the seed over the top and around the plate!

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added over 4 years ago

I am really loving all the suggestions for the delicious flour cake - the creativity is amazing! Hope you all try out the recipe, it is a favorite of ours.