Friday, October 03, 2008

verrine

There are desserts that are popular in Japan now called verrine. I couldn't find much information on this, but have a feeling it is anything layered (sweet or savory) into a glass.

With my leftover haupia and some sweet potato, I tried making a verrine of a sweet potato haupia pie.

For the sweet potato layer, I mixed 1/2 of a skinny sweet potato with 1 tablespoon of plain yogurt in the food processor.

For the mac nut & cookie layer, I whizzed some mac nuts with some vanilla flavored cookies.

This dessert was delicious, not too sweet or rich like the sweet potato haupia pies we have in Hawaii (Satoshi thought it should have been sweeter). Too bad I didn't try making haupia when I had beni-imo (purple sweet potato) from Okinawa, would have made the dessert look more colorful.

Hope you have a nice weekend.

11 comments:

Debinhawaii said...

Even though it isn't as colorful, I like the crisp, clean look of the whites with the golden color of the nuts and cookies. Yum!

K and S said...

Thank you Deb :)

Take care.
Kat

Monkey Wrangler said...

Mmmmmm. You are simply awesome.

Makes me want to make one of those Hawaiian purple cheesecakes, hack it up and pack it into cups with other tasty treats, haupia for sure, tons of mac nuts, and call me crazy, but how about some mocha ice cream?

I'm off to search for purple sweet potatoes (around here they should be just coming on)

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

Wow, that looks like a super yummy dessert! I love layered desserts like this!

K and S said...

ooh mocha ice cream sounds like a great addition, Monkey Wrangler :)

Thanks Jenndz!

Take care you two.
Kat

Phoebe said...

wow!! did you make the sweet potato yogurt? Looks sooo yummy!

Lately, I have been craving for ice-cream!

K and S said...

I didn't make the sweet potato yogurt, Phoebe, just whizzed sweet potato and yogurt together in the food processor :)

Hope you get some ice cream!

Take care.
Kat

Lori said...

Great idea, this sounds so ono!!

K and S said...

Thank you Lori, I hope you try something like this :)

Take care.
Kat

Maggie said...

This sounds delicious and can serve my cravings for pumpkin pie without baking!

K and S said...

I hope you like it Maggie :)

Take care.
Kat