I decided it was time to invent something for the weekend so I came up with a dessert called "Cream passionel".
Based on cheese cake and those creamy cold cups, the main part is represented by an immaculate white shape in the form of a reversed Paulina Borghese cup (molded after her breast). On top there is a perfect strawberry like the stopper of Amour Amour fragrance by Jean Patou. It is served in a "bloody bath" of cherry syrup (with some gelatin) with several drops on the white sphere and some cranberry + blueberry confiture. On one side a small butterfly made of caramelized sugar (dentelle caramel) like in the representations of Amor and Psyche.
Inside the simple white shape there are several "hidden" layers: puffed rice (riz soufflé), cheese cream - mousse, a cherry and a amaretto icecream, just a hint of hot spices (to contrast the cold icecream). It is served cold and it should suggest the almond note used in poisons (like in the perfume Borgia).
When served, you should wear a rose perfume like Rose absolue or Rose de Nuit. The red ocean like the blood of love can be flamed with some liqueur.
Photo - Erté, Ruby
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