Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Lazy Dayze = Papaya Craze :P

I CAN BE quite lazy at times well allot of the times lol on this particular lazy morning I couldn't even rouse my self into making my Fav go-to breakfast dish French i decided to eat the nearest thing which was a papaya fruit even though it looked to be a little on the green side.. suffice to say IT WAS!! hence guilt induced cooking ensued : partially due to getting caught in the act of disposing of my green evidence by a very irate mother (mothers have a radar for lazy movements) XD any-whoo it turned out to be quite The TREAT :D                                                                                                         
----- Candied Papaya in Syrup -----  ¡Muy delicioso! and very simple to make *see recipe below.

 Difficulty Level: EASY
  Time: 35 minutes

Candied Papaya in Syrup

 PaPaya Syrup  Recipe
2 cups brown sugar
1 cup  water 
2 semi ripe papayas (1 fruit can be used with this recipe)
1 teaspoons cinnamon powder (2 cinnamon leaves )
1/3 teaspoons grounded nutmeg
2 grounded dried clove berries
1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon lime juice (can substitute with lime concentrate)

Wash and peel the papaya then cut the fruit in half.
Remove the seeds and dice the halves into bite size pieces.
Bring the cup of water to boil on a medium flame while stirring in the brown sugar and lime juice. 
Add the spices and leave to simmer on low flame with pot covered. Continue to stir at frequent intervals for 20-30 minutes.
Allow fruit mixture to cool then Enjoy!! 


The consistency will be like honey

Serve warm or chilled!! garnish with lime leaves or in my case I used young orange leaves-Teehee ;)  the choice of citrus is not only for the colour contrast but also because the citrus and spiced fruit flavour is ohh soo divine!!
Banana Pancake :)

Enjoy on top of Banana pancakes, on dohnuts, toast, ice-cream, drizzle on cake, in a glass of milk, in sweet and spicy sausage.. ANYWHERE you want the sweet and subtle papaya flavour with a hint of spice :D
 I have done all of the above and its a real hit at home.
.. keep refrigerated between uses and enjoy the fruity goodness :D

Until next time remember'Eat to Live and Live to Eat'

Your syrup should look like this after 25
minutes of boiling...the fruit is candied on
the outside and soft in the middle  :)  

 Be sure to taste test ;)

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