Cherry Hibiscus Dessert Shooters [V]

Hibiscus flowers are used for tea but are also wonderful in mousses and jellies. They have a fragrant flavour which pairs very well with cherries, strawberries, vanilla and rosebuds. I sift through a bag of dried hibiscus to remove any hard, woodsy parts. Then I crush the leaves before using it.
I have to admit, I prefer regular cream with this dessert but as I served them as part of a vegan High Tea spread, I substituted coconut cream.

Ingredients:

  • 300gr pitted cherries (defrosted is fine)
  • 2 tbs dried hibiscus leaves, crushed
  • 1 tbs sugar
  • 1 tsp pectin
  • 100gr coconut cream
  • 1 tsp agave syrup

Recipe:

Combine the cherries, hibiscus and sugar in a thick based saucepan. Bring to a boil.
Stir the pectin with a teaspoon of water until dissolved, then add it to the cherries.

Boil until thickened – do the jam test by placing a little bit on a cold surface and testing the consistency of the cooled mixture. You want it to be close to jam like, but a bit thinner.
Spoon into small cups.

Beat together the coconut cream and agave until a thick cream forms. Spoon this on top of the cooled cherry compĂ´te.
Top with coconut flakes, or if you’re feeling adventurous: aquafaba meringues.

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