1 Suzie the Foodie: Raspberry Blossoms

Monday, February 15, 2010

Raspberry Blossoms

Raspberry Blossoms

My experimenting with wonton-inspired desserts continues! This time I wanted to try making wonton cups. I found the idea here. I personally created the raspberry cream filling to go along with it and topped the treat off with a fresh raspberry. I had bought them for my husband for Valentine's Day, they are his favourite!

Raspberry Blossoms

The following is the filling I made for the blossoms and it was OK but I would recommend making a classic raspberry fool filling instead. I used four and a half ounces of cream cheese which is about 1/2 cup and the flavour was too strong. I creamed the room temperature cream cheese with 1/4 cup of whipping cream and added 1 1/2 cups of icing sugar. I had this raspberry syrup to give the filling its pink colour and flavour it but it was not strong enough. Next time I would reduce the syrup significantly. I added 1/4 cup of the syrup and 1 tsp of vanilla.

Raspberry Blossoms

Very pretty colour but it did not have that strong raspberry flavour I wanted. I firmed it up by putting it in the fridge to chill.

Raspberry Blossoms

In the meantime I got out my mini muffin pan, folded in a wonton and brushed with melted butter. I put them in a 375F oven. The original recipe says for 1-3 minutes but I had to keep mine in for at least five minutes for them to completely cook and brown up so they would be nice and crunchy:

Raspberry Blossoms

So pretty! I kept thinking they looked like flowers which is why I am calling them blossoms. Make sure to let them cool completely before adding the filling.

Raspberry Blossoms

I put in a little of the raspberry cream and topped with a raspberry. Although it is not crispy it is very crunchy and quite delicious. A very clever way to finish off my leftover wonton wrappers and make a pretty Valentine's Day treat for my husband.

Do not be afraid to play in the kitchen! Pretty things can be created with leftovers if you just open up your imagination.


Debra She Who Seeks said...

You've become the Wizard of Wontons!

Olivia said...

How creative! And it shows how oftentimes you have to work with a combination of ingredients to get things to work right. Kudos, Suzie! Blessings, O

AvaDJ said...

These are adorable, very creative.
We made Wonton Parcels yesterday with strawberries and nutella and they disappeared in seconds. Delicious! Everyone requested more and had many ideas on fillings. We'll definitely try them again.YUM.

Country Girl said...

I love simple things like this. Wonderful!
Found you on DessertStalker.

Tien said...

They look like a lovely flower. I can not wait to try this soon. -Tien

oneordinaryday said...

They do look like flowers. How pretty!

Tori said...

Those are so pretty! I bet they taste great, too.

Megan said...

These are too sweet and pretty! Just looking at them has got me ready for Spring :)

Rachel said...

Can you refrigerate them after they are made and still have some crunch when you serve them?