June 20, 2012

SALSA DE FRUTAS





















This is not as sweet as a fruit jam, just sweet and chewy enough to enjoy that natural fruity flavor. I love it as 'palaman' (spread) to hot pan de sal.
Salsa de Frutas means 'fruit topping sauce'. It is a simple fruit topping served on top of ice cream, cake, flan, pudding or as filling to rolls or as spread to any kind of bread. 

It is originally a Spanish dessert that originally made use of blueberries or strawberries cooked in sugar, and when applied to Philippine tropical fruits taste even better.

Fruits are nature's fast food. They contains lots of water, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals. The carbohydrate in fruits is mainly in the form of fruit sugar (fructose). 


It doesn't upset the body's blood sugar levels or cause the body to store more fat as refined sugars do. That's because of the way fruit sugar enters the bloodstream and the healthy presence of dietary fiber.

While whole fruits are relishable as nature makes them, they can be turned into simple and delicious gourmet desserts such as this one. This is my eggless Basic Butter Chiffon Cake with mango salsa on top. You can use any of your favorite cakes or flans to put salsa de frutas on.

Ingredients:
2-3 c of any fresh fruit such as mango,pineapple, melon, buko (young coconut), strawberry, langka (jackfruit), etc (chopped finely, mashed or shredded)
1/4 c sugar

Procedure:.
1. In a pan combine fruit and sugar. Simmer for 10 minutes.
    Remove from heat. Allow to cool.
2. Serve on top of vanilla ice cream, or any of your favorite cake,
    flan or pudding.


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