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September 29, 2009

Physalis! Auf Englisch als groundcherry oder “cape gooseberry” bekannt.


As a kid I encountered these atop mousse au chocolat. I tried to describe them to Edward before but he didn’t know what I was talking about. Apparently, little kids in America have to eat their mousse au chocolat without Physalis.

You just peel back the leaves and bite them off the stem. They have the consistency of mini-tomatoes and taste sweet and bitter at the same time. The smell is pure fall, like persimmons and tea and sugar cookies.


And, best of all, they are the perfect accompaniment for my new favorite drink. I call it the Groundcherry Panzer.

1 part Cointreau
1 and 1/2 parts brandy
1 part fresh pomegranate juice
1 part orange juice
1 part lemon juice
Decorate with one Physalis (Groundcherry)
One Comment leave one →
  1. mama permalink
    October 21, 2009 14:36

    Will you make me one next time I`m in Berlin?

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