I need to tell you a story about how I went about getting the special dish for this entry. It was utterly ridiculous. I was supposed to go out for 15 minutes to get the dish. It took 2 hours 20 minutes. I left dry and I came home soaked, tired with cuts on my legs and very sore arms.
Here is why:
- I left and it was dry
- It poured with rain and soaked me to the bone
- I arrived at “Poundland” where I was to get the dish
- It was shut. It opened an hour later. Damn it.
- Nothing else was open so I waited in the doorway for an hour. I got wetter.
- They didn’t have the dish I needed. FFS.
- I slipped in the doorway and crashed into a box of wrapping paper. It cut my leg.
- I remembered another store, one of those where 90% of the store is on the pavement
- When I got there the rain had stopped so the owner was taking everything out.
- He had the dish I needed. Happy
- It was at the back of the store.
- To get to the back of the store the whole shop needed to be put on the road.
- He told me if I want the dish I help him.
- I did. It was annoying and took ages. It hurt my arms.
- He charged me full price for the dish.
- I went home.
- All for this blog
I’m actually starting to enjoy making desserts. I didn’t like to before, as I much preferred the spicy powerful mains and I always thought delicate desserts tended to make too much mess in the kitchen. I am converted and that is because dishes like this have changed me. This dish is sweet, very sweet and I would recommend it in small portions, but it’s great. I love baked custard desserts and I love coconut this is effectively a light coconut Crème Brule done in a different way. You like Crème Brule, you will love this.
I can’t go into too much detail this week as to how the dish originates but East Timor is a former Portuguese Colony and much of the cuisine is linked back to Portugal.
I used this site to get the recipe. I know it says it is a Brazillian recipe, but Brazil is also former Portuguese etc.
Next time you need to buy a dish. Plan. Better than I did.