Attempted Raspberry Reduction
Ever since our honeymoon in CA, I’ve been dreaming of a dessert I had there. It was the most delicious dessert I have ever had. Period. The restaurant named it “like water for chocolate”. To give you an idea of how much I loved it… we returned to the restaurant the next night just to have the dessert again. THAT’S how good it was. I even took a picture so that I could remember it forever.
Last week, the raspberries were on sale at Harris Teeter. I picked up 4 little boxes so that I could attempt a raspberry reduction for the first time. I used Emeril’s recipe because it seemed simple enough that I couldn’t screw it up.
I could tell as soon as I strained it that something was just not right. The reduction came out a bit too watery, but it was still yummy so I didn’t care. I think I may not have added enough raspberries? I know what you’re thinking: Did Rocio make that perfect looking angel food cake? The answer is a resounding “NOPE!” I cheated and bought a splenda made cake at Teeter.
I think I’ll try this recipe one more time before I go looking for another one. I just really want to recreate the magic from that dessert. I’ll let you know how it comes out next time!