This is beyond your typical good ol' American fruit bowl stand-by apple, orange, pear, banana kind of stuff.. This is dragon fruit and star fruit. And quince! Yes quince. So pretty and bright and orange! This is what confusion looks like. Come to find out those are persimmons. But I'm sure all you smart people know that.
I began, as I always do, with notions of culinary grandeur that involved the crushing of whole spices, the long gentle simmering of dried fruits and herbaceous bits, even laboriously mashing and stewing, stirring and straining. Yes! I will make a chemistry miracle in a loaf pan! I will make persimmon bread! It's James Beard designed, David Lebovitz approved. How could I not?
Then I ate one while I was looking at the recipe. The recipe calls for four, and I only had three. I may as well eat one to see what it tastes like since I'm going to have to buy another or half the recipe anyway. Right?
I peeled another and ate it too..
It's just as easy to buy two as it is to buy one,
I cut some thin slivers off the last one,
put it on a piece of tomato jam slathered seitan,
slapped it all into a hollowed out piece of toasted ciabatta, and
Persimmon problem put to pasture...
Better living through chemicals. Loaf pan need not be applied.
|Not James Beard's Bread|