Grapefruit pearls, who knew!

No blog post about drawing today, we’ve been baking.

Two of my best friends have invited themselves over for dinner tonight, I suppose that’s how you know they are your best friends.  I’m making a mixed vegetable, slow cooked pie and couldn’t decide what to make for dessert.

I get a veg box every week and sometimes have things left over that I’m not quite sure what to do with. This week I had four grapefruits which were too much for me to eat on my own so I searched for grapefruit desserts and came across some grapefruit and watercress baked doughnuts. I happened to have everything already, including only one egg, just one teaspoon of vanilla paste left and (can you believe it) my other veg box loner, a bag of watercress!

I messed up the batter slightly, it didn’t seem runny enough so in my infinite wisdom decided to add more grapefruit juice, I THEN remembered the butter was still in the microwave. I’m going to blame the distraction of baking them with a two year old.


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I don’t have a doughnut tray so I improvised. The first half went into mini muffin cases, the second half I added chia seeds and used a yorkshire pudding tin. Both are delicious, but I had to add more sugar over the top of the glaze and grapefruit pearls because they are pretty tart due to my previously mentioned idiocy.


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Absolutely LOVED the revelation that soaking grapefuit segments in olive oil separates the grapefruit pearls.  It’s a bit fiddly but such a wonderful addition to the recipe.  I’ll definitely remember it for future culinary adventures.

Great recipe though and a lovely rainy day activity.   It managed to distract the toddler from watching another Pixar movie for a couple of hours too.

You can view the full recipe here …

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