Home made treats by Mandarin Deli
Mandarin Oriental's deli has put up a kiosk at the Powerplant mall for the upcoming holiday season. They sell chocolates, wines, fresh pasta, homemade jams, French macarons, cakes, and other delectable pastries. I ended up buying a pack of flavored meringues, home made strawberry peppercorn jam, knacker bread, and fresh casarecce pasta.
I'm still thinking of a nice cream-based sauce that would go with the pasta, so I'll be deferring that feature in a later post. Until then, here are photos of the jam and meringues:
Look at these lovely, colorful meringues. They do taste as good as they look!
The peppercorns are a nice highlight to the sweetness of the jam. They've been cooked long enough with the jam to be tender, so you can easily bite into a piece without all that heat and savor just a hint of spiciness.