Saturday, after our glorious cheat dinner we had a rather simple dessert. Have you heard of something called succession tasting? I hadn’t. This came from Tim Ferriss’ book The Four Hour Chef.
Normally this would be done with mango, but I didn’t have any mango, I just had cantaloupe, so I used that. Slice up the melon into large bite size pieces, make sure you have at least 4 slices per person (they don’t need to be big) but the more the better.
Dessert is broken up into four rounds.
Each person have a slice of the melon (or mango). Enjoy it. Notice the flavours.
Each person sprinkle a little cayenne pepper on a slice and eat that. Again, take the time to notice the flavour.
Each person sprinkle a little cayenne and a little salt on their slice. As before, pay attention to the changes in flavour.
Go nuts. Try the unflavoured mellon again. Try everything again. See what you like best and just enjoy.
Round 5 (optional)
If you still want more dessert after that (because maybe you’re a glutton like me), have some strawberries in a bit of cream and icing sugar. They’ll taste extra sweet after the melon.