Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The best fruits salad in the world ;)

Tonight, we're invited. Here, it's very hot and I have to make the dessert.

No will of chocolate or "heavy" dessert.
The fruits salade is what we need !

Step 1 :
Take all the fruits you love ! Make the mix you prefer, with the quantity you want.
I know, it's not very precise but the important, even if the fruits are, is the syrup.
So, for us, it was :
  • Bananas
  • Peaches
  • Strawberries
  • Oranges  I took it on the pictures and I decided to not use it.
  • Kiwis. I didn't have kiwis, that's the reason why there're not on the pic, but my husband went to buy me some of them ... Cute ;)
  • Pears
  • Apples
  • Apricot
  • lychees in can
  • Pineapple in can (if you can use fresh one, do it, but that's good too with pineapple in can)
  • A lemon, to make the bananas and the pears stay clear.


Step 2 : the syrup ! ... Which will make all the difference, with normal fruits salad.
  • 400 ml of water
  • 300 grammes of brown sugar
  • 2 pod of vanilla
And if you like, but it's not obligatory (I don't use it) : 2 star anise.


Step 3 : 
Begin by this, before the fruits.
Put water and sugar together and make them boil.
Cut the 2 vanilla in the sens of 
When it boils, add the 2 vanillas cut in the lengthwise and let them boil slowly, for 10 minutes (add the star anise, if you like too).
When it's done, let it cool totally.

Ugly to watch, but terrific to eat ;)


Step 4 :
Cut all the fruits !
The worst part is that you'll need to peel them (pear, peach and apple ... And banana, of course !!... :D)


Sprinkle it time to time with the lemon juice.


Step 5 : 
When the syrup is totally cool, pour it on the fruits.
In the fridge for one hour and it's ready.

Believe me ... I never met ONE person who did not like this salad ... !


Bon appétit ;)








46 comments:

  1. Hello, I'm popping in from Quiet Life. My name is Susan and I live in Zurich. We're practically neighbors ;-) The fruit looks lovely. It is so warm right now over here, isn't it? Last night for a sweet after dinner it was just vanilla ice cream with blueberries. Yum! Thanks for blogging and I hope to visit you again soon.

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    1. Hello Susan, my brother in law lived in switzerland, actually, close to Zug ;)
      I'll put a recipe of salted butter caramel who go divine with vanilla ice !

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    2. Hello Axelle! My husband works in Zug, that's what brought us to Switzerland -- his job. We live on the side of the lake of Zurich that is in the shadow of Uetliberg, our "mountain". Salted butter caramel sauce sounds divine! thanks for the reply :)

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  2. This sounds so delicious! And you are so right, who needs something heavy in the summer? This looks refreshing : )

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    1. I didn't know if "heavy" was the right word ;)
      Sometimes, my translation is a little bit "with feeling" !

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  3. That looks delicious! We usually use whipped topping as the sweetener for fruit salad. I'll have to try this next time. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Looks lovely! I need a dish to bring to a Bar-B-Que on friday night, I may try this one.

    Thank you, and I will be back for more.

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    1. If you're numerous, don't hesitate to double the quantities of syrup.
      You're welcome and I'll wait for you ;)

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  5. Janice, miz booshay's sisAugust 21, 2012 at 6:52 PM

    Visiting from Quiet Life! This recipe looks delicious (so does the chicken dish) it will be fun to follow you!

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    1. Welcome Janice, I'm very happy to read you here ;)

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  6. This looks (and sounds) delicious! Will give it a try!
    (found you through Quiet Life)

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  7. Fruit Salade looks so good : )

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  8. Bonjour, mon ami! Ca va?

    I took a whopping 2 years of French in high school and delightedly visited Paris in the 10th grade. That was over 30 years ago and my greeting above is about the extent of what I remember. So sad.

    Welcome to the blogosphere! I’m glad Donna shared your link with us. It will be fun to visit your site from time to time and see how a real French family cooks and eats… I imagine it’s not all Julia Childs’ style!

    At my blog, you’ll find a bit of purely American comfort food (more fattening than healthy).

    So, it was nice to pay a visit. I’ll be back again!

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    1. Bonjour Pam, je vais très bien, merci et toi ? ;)
      Langages is like ride a bicycle : even years after, we don't forget it ! Just need to practice.
      You're totally right, this is not the Julia's Child style, because I don't have time and patience and talent, I suppose ;)
      I'll visit you site too, because in away, my blog is comfort food too.
      Thank you for your visit.

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    2. Hourra! J'ai lu et compris la présente. Je suis bien.
      (And I used google translate to help me write that response!) ;-)

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  9. Oh, and my finnish uncle used to raise and train race horses somewhere in south france, but I couldn't tell you exactly where. ;-) I hear it's absolutely gorgeous there. He's back in Finland, now.

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  10. This looks very yummy! I will have to try it! I'm glad I read about your blog on Quiet Life. Good luck to you!

    Mary Z

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  11. Hi Axelle! Welcome to the world of blogging. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I'll look forward to learning more about your culinary adventures in France.
    Linda

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    1. Hi Linda,
      thank you for stopping here, I hope you'll like it.

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  12. Looks and sounds delicious!! Donna B sent me your way and I am glad I stopped in. I'll check back regularly. and Oh I love France!!

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  13. Stopping by from quiet life. Your blog is beautiful and love fruit salad. Isn't Donna the best?
    Will be coming back for a visit.

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    1. Donna IS the BEST !! YEAH !!
      Give me a D, give me a O, give 2 N, give me a A !!!!

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  14. Hi Axelle!
    I found my way to your blog via Quiet Life / Donna. I like fruit salad, but I've never tried it with a syrup - I will try that next time!
    The French Cuisine is w-o-n-d-e-r-f-u-l ... A part of my family comes form France, and we're being spoiled with all the lovely dishes when we're visiting them :-)
    I'm happy you will share French recipes with us on your blog!

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    1. I hope I won't deceive you because my blog is for simple cook, daily cook.
      When I receive friends, I make more. Bit daily, it's simple dishes.

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  15. Hi Axelle! Donna sent me over. :)

    I always see your comments on her blog. :)

    This looks like fun!

    Two questions: What does convivial mean in your subtitle? and

    What is a lychee in your fruit list?

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    1. Hello Robin, how are you ? yesterday, my husband asked me for how many time did I posted comments on Donna's blog. I don't remember but I think a couple of years, now. Maybe more.
      I see your comments too ;)
      So, convivial mean "user-friendly". I watched in the dictionary before, but tell me, please if it doesn't mean nothing in english. I'll change the title.
      And a lychee is a litchi, orry, I thought the word was the same for everyone ;)

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  16. Another visitor from Donna - your fruit salad looks SO good! I need to buy vanilla pods. I will add you to my blog list to visit again!

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    1. You don't need to take the more expensive one, but I always have vanilla pods in my cupboard.

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    2. I think they will be a good addition to my cupboard as well. My husband will like the good flavor.

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  17. Hello from Canada EH....but what is "2 star anise"?

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    1. Hello Theresa, I would adore to visit Canada, one day... When I won't be terrified by plane anymore... !!! :D
      I don't know how to describe star anise, I put you a link to a picture :
      http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Badiane_chinoise

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  18. Interesting. I will have to try this. I have some vanilla beans I need to use!!

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    1. When your fruit salad will be eaten, keep the beans vanilla, rinse them, make them dry and put them in your can of white sugar.
      It will perfume it, you'll have vanilla sugared.

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  19. Hello. I am another visitor from Donna's blog. This fruit sald looks wonderful. I bet even my 4 yearold would love it. :-)

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    1. My first child don't eat everything, and I'm always trying to find recipes that children like. With fruits and vegetables.
      I hope your little boy will like it. Tell me, please.

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  20. What a wonderful idea for a blog and some great and simple recipes, too. Thanks for sharing them, I look forward to seeing more. :)

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  21. Thank you, Carrie, for your words, truly ;)

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  22. I am going to make this for part of our dinner tonight -- it has been very hot here as well.

    I love the beautiful colors in a fruit salad.

    Di

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