A couple of months ago, the beginning of Summer to be exact, I had a sumptuous recipe to share with all of you. It was THE perfect recipe to use all of the wonderful Summer fruits available at the market.
As I was writing the recipe and uploading the pics, my internet connection went out. I didn't think that it was going to be a problem, because Blogger automatically saves your drafts every couple of minutes.
While I waited for my internet connection to return, I decided to do a little Spring Cleaning with the pics on my computer. I copied my favorite pics to a disc and deleted the rest, including my food pics that I had already used on this blog. And being ever-so-slightly OCD, I even deleted everything in my recycling bin.
When my internet connection finally returned, I immediately went back to finish the recipe I had been working on. Well, imagine my surprise when I saw that none of what I had written had been saved, nor had the pics. Noooooo! That really is one of the worst things that could happen to a food blogger. I was devastated.
Fast forward to today...
I was working on the my recipe index and was looking through my Picassa Web Albums for pics. Now imagine what a surprise it was to find the pics of the Summer Fruit recipe I had wanted to post months ago! Woo-hoo! I am so happy and excited that I just have to share the recipe before I lose the pics again.
The actual name of this fruit dish is Bionico, but here in town we call it a Preparado. It's a very popular breakfast at the town's market. It's made with a mixture of your favorite fruits, Mexican crema sweetened with honey and ground cinnamon and topped with your choice of granola, strawberry jam and/or shredded coconut.
If you're watching your weight, you can substitute plain yogurt for the Mexican crema. And as with most of my recipes, add as much or as little of your favorite fruits.
- 2 cups Mexican Crema or Plain Yogurt
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Granola (for garnish)
- Strawberry jam (for garnish)
- Shredded coconut (for garnish)
In a medium bowl, mix together the Mexican Crema, honey, sugar and ground cinnamon until the sugar dissolves. Refrigerate until ready to use.
Peel and chop your choice of fruits into bite-sized pieces. I used banana, strawberries, apples, papaya and mango. You need about 1 cup of fruit per serving.
Pour the Crema mixture over the fruit. Gently stir to combine.
Spoon the fruit mixture into individual bowls or cups. Top with a tablespoon of the topping(s) of your choice. Enjoy!!!