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PLATE LIKE A PRO!

It’s that month of love and the pressure is on. We can help you.

PLATE LIKE A PRO!

It’s that month of love and the pressure is on. We can help you.

PLATE LIKE A PRO!

It’s that month of love and the pressure is on. We can help you.

How many people does it serve?

This should be an easy question to answer, but in South Africa, it’s complicated, due to our colourful multi-cultural rainbow nation.

  1. In an Anglo Saxon household, each pizza/meal should feed between 4 to 6 guests.
  2. In a Mediterranean, Ethnic or African home it could feed as little as 1 to 3 people for a single meal as food needs to be experienced in large quantities.
  3. If you’re of Scandinavian extraction, each meal could last you a month!

Then we need to look at your emotional state, as that is a determining factor when dealing with quantities.

  1. Have you had a terrible day with your boss?
  2. Did you fight with your spouse?
  3. Are your kids driving you insane?
  4. Is your wi-fi slower than the Groot Trek?
  5. Is the lockdown getting to you?
  6. Did that hot guy from the gym eventually whatsapp you?
  7. How are you doing with those skinny jeans?
  8. Is your mother-in law doing what mother-in laws do?
  9. What season of Game of Thrones are you watching?

All these contributing factors could influence the amount you will choose to eat; Ranging from “just a slice/bite” to “call in the kitchen Calvary we’re going down babies”!

How many people does it serve?

This should be an easy question to answer, but in South Africa, it’s complicated, due to our colourful multi-cultural rainbow nation.

  1. In an Anglo Saxon household, each pizza/meal should feed between 4 to 6 guests.
  2. In a Mediterranean, Ethnic or African home it could feed as little as 1 to 3 people for a single meal as food needs to be experienced in large quantities.
  3. If you’re of Scandinavian extraction, each meal could last you a month!

Then we need to look at your emotional state, as that is a determining factor when dealing with quantities.

  1. Have you had a terrible day with your boss?
  2. Did you fight with your spouse?
  3. Are your kids driving you insane?
  4. Is your wi-fi slower than the Groot Trek?
  5. Is the lockdown getting to you?
  6. Did that hot guy from the gym eventually whatsapp you?
  7. How are you doing with those skinny jeans?
  8. Is your mother-in law doing what mother-in laws do?
  9. What season of Game of Thrones are you watching?

All these contributing factors could influence the amount you will choose to eat; Ranging from “just a slice/bite” to “call in the kitchen Calvary we’re going down babies”!

FOR THIS EASY DESSERT IDEA YOU WILL NEED

SHOPPING LIST

  • Patisserie Chocolate Cheesecake
  • 20 blueberries
  • 6 strawberries
  • 8 mint leaves
  • 130g – 150g raspberries (blitzed)
  • 6 cherries
  • 8 – 10 shavings from a slab of dark chocolate (40g)

QUANTITIES OF INGREDIENTS

  • Patisserie Chocolate Cheesecake
  • 20 blueberries
  • 6 strawberries
  • 8 mint leaves
  • 130g – 150g raspberries (blitzed)
  • 6 cherries
  • 8 – 10 shavings from a slab of dark chocolate (40g)

METHOD

  1. You’re going to need two large plates so that we don’t cramp the garnishing.
  2. Place your two thawed chocolate cheese cake slices on to the centre of your plate.
  3. In a small bowl blitz your raspberries. Set aside.
  4. Slice your strawberries in half after removing leaves and stalks.
  5. Now slice the cherries in half, cutting around the pip and keeping one half with the pip.
  6. At this point grate the chocolate shavings over each slice of cake. If shavings fall on to the plate, dust them off with a cloth or a brush.

Now let’s plate.

  1. To achieve best results we advise that you decant the raspberry coulis into a squeeze bottle. If you don’t have a squeeze bottle, you can use a spoon.
  2. Now carefully squeeze the raspberry coulis in a circle around the plate. Think of squeezing tomato sauce.
  3. And now start placing a small mound of the fruit onto the one side of the cake as per the video. Get creative, but don’t overkill, we don’t want it to look like a canteen fruit salad! Final step – garnish with mint leaves.
  4. And repeat with the second plate.

Delicious, sexy, more-ish. A great evening is now guaranteed (provided you don’t say something stupid!).

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