Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Heavenly Dessert - Creamy Durians

Now it is durian season again and this thorny fruit is the family's favourite fruit. Rich in protein and good for the brains but bad for diabetic patient for it is rich in fruit glucose. We had this for dessert last Sunday after a half stomach fulled lunch . We purposely kept a little space in our stomach for this King fruit. I thought of keeping some for making durian puffs but in the end I rather eat it fresh  :)) the oomph is terrific.

The strong sweet aroma filled the whole house and if you think you want to hide it from your neighbor , think again for this is a fruit that you can't hide from your neighbor :p  The aroma will reveal the fruit  :p We bought some for Piggy Jo before she leaves for UK.  The fruit was creamy and bitter sweet...yum yum yummy...will buy more for making pie and tarts and puffs and cake if possible...I think durian cake would be great. Click here if you want the durian cake recipe . 

I have seen many westerners eating this fruit at road side stalls :))

this fruit can be used to make ice cream, puffs, tarts and cakes
beautiful scent to some but to others it may be horrible...I have known of
locals who can't stand the smell of durian...strange coz it is such
a beautiful fruit God has ever invented...God has good taste :p

A delicious and soul satisfying dessert....mmmmm I want more.......but for health reason I have a few seeds...that's all...self control is the best prevention ever !!!!  Will share more on this when I next buy the fruit for making cake. Will make one for Jo before she flies off to a land where she might not find any of this fruit there :))

 Enjoy drooling at this durians for the time being :)

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  1. When I saw the picture of the durian on my dashboard, I know it must be from you. Just had my lunch, drooling over this dessert!

  2. Your photos are lovely. We had durian last year when we were in Laos. This is my first visit to your blog. I had planned only to say hello and then move on. I, instead, started to read your earlier posts and stayed far longer than I intended. I really like your recipes and will return as often as I can. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

  3. Mary left the exact same comment on my blog a couple of days ago. Word for word!

    Crafty old bird!

    Anyway, I was going to say that We tried Durian in China last year and I can still taste it! I know it's supposed to be a delicacy, but it tasted like rotting meat and onions to me!

  4. Cheah....I bought those durians in Ipoh Garden..near post office. Can't wait for our regular one near the Genting Coffee Shop, the chinese man that comes in a light blue van. This is just okay compared to the one in GCS :)

    Mary...thanks for dropping buy and leaving me encouraging comment..I will be sharing more after my gal leaves for UK :)

    Girl Foodie.... not many westerners likes durians just as some asians can't stand cheese :) I am lucky cos I loves cheese and durians :) But at least you have tasted it and know how it taste like. To us it is sweet and yummy lol!

  5. Just last week I tried my first durian...It was frozen, but the I have never seen a fresh one here. I can't say that I liked it, but people have told me fresh is better.

  6. Hi Bo...thanks for dropping by. Of coaurse the fresh ones are great in taste. The texture being creamy and the taste are either bitter sweet or totally sweet. It has strong fragrant smell...we grew up with it so we are used to the fragrance and we love it. Frozen ones are not so good ..it lost its flavor and scent. But chilled ones are like ice cream. Oh if you have a chance to try the fresh one from the fruit itself...you may like it. I heard they sell them in chinatown in NY :)

  7. Just jumping back in to thank you for your visit to my blog. I hope you'll come often. Blessings...Mary

  8. I just had once, maybe twice, and it's ages ago..Miss this great stinky fruit!

  9. Lovely photos. I've never seen a durian, but I would love to give it a try. They look very interesting.

    Thank you so much for stopping by my kitchen. It's a pleasure meeting you. See you soon.

  10. Gosh..... it's killing to look at these! If I go back, I'm going to buy 100 and enjoy it all...haha! Thanks for sharing. MaryMoh at http://www.keeplearningkeepsmiling.com

  11. Oh Elin, I love durian ~~~ this reminds me I've to start to make durian desserts... ;DD

  12. Mary...thanks for dropping by again...hope you will drop by more often:)

    Angie...ohh...you too say this is stinky? hahaha but at least you had tried thembefore :)

    My Carolina Kitchen...thanks and it is my pleasure to drop by your blog for you have a beautiful blog :)

    Mary Moh....do come back to Malaysia for your holidays then you will get to taste this fruit gain :)

    Anncoo...I am looking forward to your durian dessert :))

  13. Elin, you are killing me with the pictures of durian. I miss this fruit so much :(

  14. Hi Gert....sorry..it's season now so just drool from here for the time being :p

  15. Elin, I like durian esp Cat Mountain, it's my favourite yummy!

  16. How did I miss this post!!!!?? I LOVE fresh durian. Seriously, I can eat the whole thing myself.