Canned lychees form a stunningly simple dessert when embellished with sharply sweet candied ginger. Sesame cookies provide a crisp contrast.



Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Pour lychees and their syrup into a bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and chill in the freezer for 20 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, preheat oven to 325 degrees. Whisk together sugar and egg white. Add flour, salt, butter, and cream, and whisk until smooth. Whisk in sesame seeds.

  • Pour batter into 2 rounds on a baking sheet that's lightly buttered and floured or lined with a nonstick baking mat. Using the back of a spoon, spread into 7-inch rounds. Sprinkle lightly with seeds. Bake until golden, about 16 minutes. Let cool on sheet on a wire rack, and break into wedges.

  • Divide lychees and syrup among 4 serving dishes. Sprinkle with crystallized ginger, and serve with cookies.