Pineapple doughnuts with gingerbread ice-cream

Pineapple doughnuts with gingerbread ice-cream

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PS Desserts
Serves
6-8
Photographer
Mark Roper

This is my play on the old corner-store classic. The spicy candy aromas of the syrup and the luxurious gingerbread ice-cream elevate the humble doughnut to new heights.

Spiced syrup

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
1 perfectly ripe pineapple
50g butter
2 tablespoons chopped fresh ginger
1 vanilla bean, halved and seeds scraped
1 cinnamon stick
100g caster sugar
50ml passionfruit juice, (pulp from 3 passionfruits pushed through a sieve)

Method

  1. For the spiced syrup

    Using a very sharp knife, peel the pineapple and remove the “eyes”. Cut lengthways into 8 pieces, remove the core and set the core aside to infuse the syrup. Cut or break the pineapple pieces into bite-sized chunks and reserve for serving.
  2. Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the ginger, vanilla bean and seeds, cinnamon and sugar and stir over medium heat until the sugar dissolves.
  3. Finely chop the pineapple core and add to the pan along with the passionfruit juice. Simmer until reduced by half. Remove from the heat and set aside to infuse for 30 minutes. Strain through a sieve, discarding the solids. Set the syrup aside at room temperature.

To serve

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
Doughnuts, freshly made and hot
tiny mint leaves, for garnishing
3 passionfruit, halved
Gingerbread ice-cream, recently churned

Technique

Quantity Ingredient
Quenelles

Method

  1. While the doughnuts are still hot, roll in the spiced syrup along with the reserved pineapple chunks.
  2. Arrange the doughnuts and pineapple chunks on serving plates. Spoon over a little of the spiced syrup, scatter over the mint leaves and spoon over the passionfruit pulp. Using a small spoon dipped into very hot water, form a quenelle of ice-cream and place on each plate. Serve immediately.
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Philippa
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