Tropical sweet potato faux fool (faux because a veggie is pureed and not a fruit!)

  • Preparation Time25 mins
  • Cooking Time10 mins
  • Serves4
  • DifficultyEasy
225g chilled tinned sweet potatoes (non-syrup), well drained
1 tbsp orange blossom honey
125ml chilled guava nectar
60ml coconut milk, unsweetened, first pressing
1 tbsp orange liqueur, such as Grand Marnier
1/4 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
1/8 tsp salt
4 large ice cubes
250ml chilled double cream
2 tbsp caster sugar
30g sweetened desiccated coconut
1 medium navel orange, sliced
4 trifle sponges, optional
1) Mash the sweet potatoes, then place in a blender. Add the honey, guava nectar, coconut milk, liqueur, nutmeg and salt. Turn on low to puree. Using a small rubber spatula, transfer to a glass bowl and stir in the ice cubes. Place the bowl in the freezer.

2) With a chilled metal bowl and beaters, whip the cream on high until soft peaks form. Then add sugar and beat until blended. Set inside in the refrigerator.

3) Preheat the oven to 180C/Gas 4. Evenly distribute the coconut flakes on a baking tray and toast 5 to 10 minutes until lightly brown. Watch carefully and stir often. Set aside to cool.

4) Whilst the coconut is toasting, reserve whole slice of orange for a garnish. Remove the pulp sacks with a paring knife being careful not to include peel or white membrane. Chop into small pieces and place in a colander to drain.

5) After the coconut is toasted, remove the ice cubes from the sweet potato puree with a slotted spoon and stir. Mix in the drained orange pulp. Using a large rubber spatula, gently fold the puree into the whipped cream leaving swirls of both ingredients visible.

6) Divide the faux fool into long stemmed martini glasses. Sprinkle 1 tbsp of toasted coconut on each then garnish with a quarter slice of orange. Serve with 1 trifle sponge finger per person.

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