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Day 28 - Physalis
Day 28 - Physalis

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Collection: Whatever dec'2008
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM
Location: At home
Date: Dec 28, 2008
Aperture: f/16.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200 s
Date Uploaded: Dec 28, 2008

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Didn't know the name of this one, luckily there was a small text on the box. Saw it sometimes in a restaurant as decoration of a dessert! Officially it's called "Physalis peruviana". According to the Wikipedia it's a Cape Gooseberry (Kaapse goudbes in Dutch). Didn't know what to do with it, but found a nice dessert recipe. Most ingredients were available, so here it is. Kind of chocolate cake.

Recipe for 4 persons:( a quick translation)
150 gr. chocolate + 100 gr butter (very slowly melted, au bain marie). Add 1 tablespoon of (orange) liqueur, 6 almond cookies (crunched), put it on a quiche plate (18 cm). Divide 8 berries in a circle and put it 2 hours (covered) in the fridge. Cut the "cake" in 8 pieces and put them on (4) plates with some cacao powder. Bon appétit!

After dinner: the fruit was wonderful, the chocolate heavy (but nice).

Tip: I had some problems getting the chocolate out of the plate. Put the bottom of the plate for a few seconds in hot water and it's a lot easier.

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01/03/2009 01:23:06 PM
I think this is one of your best. Those berries are beautiful still in their "leaves".
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01/02/2009 11:37:44 AM
Wow, another great shot .... I'm going to have to get myself another slice of christmas cake now :)
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12/31/2008 02:22:35 PM
I do think you could do a recipe book. One page is the photograph, the facing page is the recipe.
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12/30/2008 09:05:50 AM
How interesting! Yet another fantastic food shot.
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12/29/2008 04:06:27 PM
Yep! Henk, I agree with the three comments below. You have a real talent for these food and fruit shots. This is another excellent image. Love the black background.
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12/29/2008 01:33:31 AM
Perhaps you should put out a recipe book with these gorgeous photos to illustrate it. I'm not familiar with that fruit, but golly it looks gorgeous against the black. That dessert looks so yum.
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12/28/2008 06:04:06 PM
I agree with Roz, you should approach a local Restraunt and offer to do some shots for menus and such. Your work is very good.
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12/28/2008 02:27:02 PM
another amazing food shot .. that fruit looks almost like the yolk of an egg ... you have a gift for photographing food and making it look extremely tasty ... :)
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