(Not) A Tale Of Two Persimmons
Someone gave me these heart-shaped persimmons a while back. These are a different breed and unlike the flat-bottomed and more popular fuyu, they need to be soft and fully ripe to be edible. So a plan came to mind. I was going to bake a pound cake with it and some fuyu to make a crostata. And then my post will be entitled "A Tale of Two Persimmons" ha ha very Shakespearean!
So I left them in our fruit tray alongside the apples and other fruits to wait for the perfect time. I learned that placing them beside apples and other citrus fruits will hasten the ripening process. But why does it take forever when waiting for something? And then to make things worse, after the long wait- someone beat me to the lot and thought the heart-shaped hachiyas are rotting; trashed them like it was a very noble and heroic deed (soggy fruits attract gnats; something's leaking blah blah blah); no use crying over it and so my baking plan went ppft!
I made two from my homemade pie crust which were rolled out first and spread with softened cream cheese and frangipane.
So much for Shakespearean inspiration ...