"I can't believe it's been almost a year already since we had such a Great time at the Walnut Grove!! The rest of my compadres also left Germany and they are all living in the Washington DC area, I hope to get together with them soon, do a little Walnut Grove reunion!!
Til next time..."
Kathy Anderson

Walnut Grove Recipes

Passion fruit& Clementine Syllabub

Serves 3

  • 3 clementine's
  • 7 passion fruit
  • 250ml double (thick) cream
  • 200ml white wine
  • icing sugar to taste
  • brandy to taste


1. Using a sharp potato peeler, carefully peel the clementine's. Cut the peel from one clementine into fine strips (julienne) and blanch them in boiling water for 20secs, then refresh them in cold water.

2. Put the white wine into a saucepan and add the rest of the clementine peel. Squeeze the juice from the peeled clementine's and add to the wine. Bring to the boil and reduce to one quarter of the original amount. Strain and chill the liquid.

3. In a large mixing bowl semi-whip the cream.

4. Scoop out all the flesh from the passion fruit. Reserve apron 1 tablespoon of the passion fruit (for a garnish). Fold the rest of the passion fruit gently into the whipped cream, then fold in the wine/clementine syrup.

5. Sweeten to taste with sifted icing sugar, and balance the flavours with a small amount of brandy (1 to 2 tsp's).

6. When you are happy with the final taste, spoon gently into cocktail glasses, dribble the reserved passion fruit over the top, then place the zest on the top and garnish with a sprig of mint. They are now ready to serve.

Serving Suggestions

This is a great light pudding, which can be made very very quickly, even to order. It is nice served with some kind of biscuit, perhaps shortbread - to add some crunch.

Advanced Preparation

This can be made in the morning, but only put in serving glasses and add the garnish at the last minute.

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