Posh Nosh: Sferas

By Tan Hsueh Yun

The Straits Times

Tuesday, Dec 17, 2013

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After the guests have gone home, the dishes are done and order has been restored to your home, it is time to put your feet up and eat a Christmas bauble.

I don't know about you but these Sferas, or spheres, look just like the sort of thing to hang on a Christmas tree. They are much better on a plate, however, with a soothing glass of port within easy reach.

Crack the chocolate shell and, depending on the colour, there are treats to discover inside.

My favourite is the green ball, filled with soft pistachio cream, a circle of cake at the bottom and sweet, plump raspberries.

The fruit is a lovely surprise and a good contrast to the buttery, nutty cream. Sweetness is held firmly in check.

Chocolate and espresso mousse fill the yellow ball. The coffee could be stronger but then I don't necessarily want to be up all night.

For something luxurious, go for the red ball, filled with salted caramel cream and chopped hazelnuts.

Sferas, $14 each, from Dolcetto by Basilico, Lobby Level, Regent Singapore. Call 6720-8000 to order or place your order at Dolcetto between 9am and 8.30pm daily at least three days in advance. For orders of eight or more Sferas, order at least one week in advance.

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