What is a persimmon?
In all honesty, I had no idea what one was. I am in a food co-op and picked up my basket last week and had this item strange item in it. At first I thought it was a tomato but then it has a sticker that said 'Hachiya'. I had to google it to find out that it is a type of persimmon. Then that led to looking up recipes. It seemed that you put them in cookies and breads.
I chose cookies (wouldn't you?) Verdit - they were pretty good. A little bit of spice and seem to be better for you than other options.
Here is the recipe I used from Allrecipe.com
- 2 ripe persimmons, pureed
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 egg
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease or line one baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and salt.
- Cream the butter or margarine with the sugar. Beat in the egg and persimmons. Add the flour mixture and mix until combined, stir in the chopped nuts. Drop by teaspoonfuls, 2 inches apart, onto the prepared baking sheet.
- Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 12 to 15 minutes.