It’s likely that you’ll have seen these pretty tropical fruits plonked on top of restaurant desserts. The yellowish round fruit is about the size of a cherry tomato, protected by a papery skin and is part of the nightshade family.


It has a tart, citrus flavour and is generally used as decoration or in salads, desserts and preserves.


Now have a go at making these orange cream cheese flans using the physalis fruit.

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