I'm not exactly sure what these are but I know I want to try them. That was my first thought when I saw this picture. Upon further investigation, I found it to be the work of baker, Sarah Moraes of West Palm Beach, Florida. These yummy concoctions are chocoloate guimauves, French marshmallows made with Michel Cluizel chocolate.
These aren't your typical marshmallows which can be bland and sticky. As Sarah shared with me, "My guimauves are extremely tender and packed with flavor. Also, I do not use corn syrup in my guimauves, I use honey as my invert sugar which also adds to the depth of flavor. They are hand cut, hand rolled and hand packaged." These luscious bites are a mix of matcha green tea and passion fruit.
Sarah makes all kinds of tasty goodies, from the guimauves to macarons, candies, cookies and pastry. She plays with ingredients and creates masterful presentations. As she shares, "I strive to create flavors that are not unique just for the sake of being different but that are genuinely delicious."
Sarah's chocolate salami with almond biscotti is an easy party favorite. It's her take on the popular Italian and Portuguese sweet that is a delicious and rich chocolate truffle with homemade almond biscotti cookies. I want, I want...
If you had any doubt that Sarah was a culinary artiste, all one must do is look at her perfectly pretty macarons to know she is all that and more.
Her flavors sound amazing...from Rogue (chocolate, hazelnut and cognac) to passion fruit with chamomile or honey sesame pistachio. Macaron shells filled with rich, delectable ganache make an excellent dessert and I personally love them as hostess gifts. (so much better than the ubiquitous cupcake, don't you think?)
Sarah was born and raised in Brazil but moved to the States 14 years ago. As she states, "I combine my Brazilian heritage, American inheritance, love for Asian culture and passion for French cuisine into each and every one of my products." With that description alone, we know her flavorful confections are uniquely her own.
Mason jar concoctions are always a Southern favorite so I was happy to see Sarah's Spiced Banana Fruit Butter. As she explains it, the batch is made of "golden ripe bananas and Saigon cinnamon, a delicious alliance underscored by the comforting flavor of nutmeg."
As Sarah shares, "Sweets are the pinncale of creativity." I love the passion that goes into her confections...that translates beautifully into her playful photographs. See all of Sweet Sarah's sweetness here.
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