Mixing flavors, in an unusual way can be seen as a taboo subject to a large number of people’s palettes, I personally have been noticing that during my life.
The typical way of doing things can sometimes overpower the unusual way, however a good amount of people have been accepting unusual food trends from around the world.
Sometimes I must say that it doesn’t really work, the mix completely misses it and makes you feel that you shouldn’t of taken that bite, however even if it doesn’t completely click with you, there’s always that sense of pleasure that you get because you tried it, that you accepted it, and that you agreed that the typical molds to certain dishes should be rebuilt and played around with.
The final question is…would you be willing to try a roast chicken dressed with chocolate?
This is a scene taken from one of favorite movies of all time, "Chocolat", scroll to 1:12 & you'll see Juliette Binoche bodaciously pouring freshly tempered chocolate on a Roasted Turkey, this scene ALWAYS captured me, & from the first time I saw it, I promised myself to do the exact same thing one day...perhaps a recipe soon?
You'll see how her guests bewilder about the mix she has brought out to them, they are shocked, but highly curious about how it will turn out, I personally think they knew it would be beautifully delicious even before they tried it.
I’ve dived into different topics, excuse me for that, and lets move to todays dish. This is a combination of different elements that I combined to make a breakfast dish. Taken from here and there, the chocolate crumb is actually a dessert element, but adds a beautiful essence to the dish, just a pinch. The sauce is light version of a something that would usually go on top of cinnamon bun, it has been remade in a more “breakfast friendly” way, so don’t worry, no butter & no kilo of sugar. The pancakes are an olive oil agave based mix with grated apple mixed in. and finally since mangoes are the stars of the year, lets make it the star of this dish. It works.
Apple Agave Pancakes:
-1 tablespoon olive oil
-2 tablespoons Organic Agave Syrup
-1 cup milk
-1 cup wheat flour
-1 tablespoon baking powder
-1 peeled & grated green apple
In a big bowl, place all the wet ingredients except the apple and whisk well. Add the dry ingredients and mix, and then follow with the apple and combine.
Drop a big spoonful of the batter on oiled pan heated to medium low heat, when the pancake shows signs of bubbles on the surface, its time to flip. Careful not to cook on high heat.
Cream Cheese Yoghurt with Vanilla bean & Lemon:
-1/3 cup yoghurt
-1/3 cup cream cheese
-Juice of ¼ lemon
-1/4 teaspoon lemon zest
-2 teaspoons icing sugar
-1/2 vanilla bean, beans scraped
Whisk the yoghurt with the cream cheese then add the lemon, icing sugar, and vanilla bean, mix well. Drizzle with a little honey, & refrigerate until ready to use.
-100g butter, cold & sliced into cubes
1 ½ tablespoon cocoa powder
In a processor, process all the ingredients until you get a crumbly mixture that resembles sand. In a baking pan lined with parchment paper, plummet the crumble into the pan and place in a 175C oven for around 15 minutes. Allow cooling completely before using.
*This makes a generous amount of crumble; I personally store it in a plastic container & use it in a vast amount of other recipes as topping. E.g., ice cream, cake, pudding, & even cake. It has no barriers!
When ready to serve, in a plate place three pancakes on top of each other & drizzle a generous spoonful of the yoghurt cream cheese sauce, follow with three thinly sliced mango slices, and sprinkle with the chocolate crumble.
Have a good breakfast & dare to try more offbeat food trends!