Orange juice, carmelized shallot, chicken stock, standard breading procedure.
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Caramelized Celery Root Pave, Lemoncello Cured Salmon
This amuse course should be fun, a faux custard of blanc cooked celery root, pureed & strained overnight in cheesecloth. Finished with yuzu juice. The salmon will be cured with kosher salt & brown sugar overnight and then basted with meyer lemon infused vodka until a pellicle is formed. I'm planning on brulee-ing the top of the pave served in black miso spoons and garnishing the top with the thinly sliced gravlax.
Foie Gras & Chestnut Soup, Seared Foie Gras Awesomeness
Soup course of course! Onion, garlic sweated in butter (lard or bacon fat, kinda waffling on this), white wine & a touch of sherry, chestnuts, orange zest, chicken or duck stock, cream. Finished with foie gras butter (3:1 butter to passed liver scrap, keeps from curdling) & sherry vinegar. Served in mini 4 oz. soup cups with a metal fleur de lys skewer holding a seared piece of foie gras over the top. Decadent, maybe. Tasty, damn right! My homage to the late, great Jean-Louis Palladin.
Lobster Custard Timbale, Vanilla & Star Anise Scented Root Vegetables, Beet Emulsion
1/2 quart of cream : 4 whole eggs. Buttered timbale molds, parchment round in the bottom. Cooked, diced lobster, dried on towel before folding into the custard. Season with salt, pepper & herbs as necessary. Cook in water bath in 300* oven until set. Chill overnight, run paring knife around edges and unmold. Star anise & vanilla bean oil just infused for a few weeks (grapeseed or neutral oil preferred). Thinking a mix of fun root veggies, whatever I find at the market or through Tom Cornille if I can fit in a visit. For the Beet Emulsion, cooked red beet pureed with some balsamic & sherry vinegars and some nice extra virgin olive oil. Might garnish the top with something crispy, a beet, lotus root chip or fried leeks.
Poussin, Citrus Cous Cous Cake, Baby Carrot, Blueberry Jus
This is the course that's most likely to change depending on what I can get my grubby little mits on. [Insert diabolical laughter here.] Any game bird that I can find fresh, poussin (baby chicken), squab, pheasant or duck in a pinch. If poussin, I'm planning on removing the breast & thighs from the carcass and cooking them seperately, confiting the thighs and roasting the breasts. The carcass will be roasted for the jus, which will be finished with syrup reconstituted dried blueberries & foie gras butter. The cous cous will be cooked in orange juice & chicken stock, drained without rinsing onto a sheet pan, frozen, cut into shape, and then egged breaded and pan fried to golden sweetness. The baby carrots will be treated with love and affection, and some charred orange may make an appearance. 'Cuz that's how I roll, guy.
Roquefort, Aerated Dark Chocolate, Candied Cilantro
Sound strange? It isn't. Blue cheese, chocolate & cilantro are wickedly awesome together. Just ask Chef Don Yamauchi who first introduced the combo to me back at Le Francais. I've changed it to a more contemporary take, by aerating the chocolate. To aerate chocolate, first temper dark chocolate and pour into an Issi. Charge with two cartridges. Shoot chocolate into a metal 3rd or 1/2 pan and put into a cryovac machine, *uncovered*, and run the machine until the mix almost overflows the pan. Repeat a few times and then freeze to set the mix. This causes the chocolate to take on tons of tiny air bubbles, almost making a solid mousse without cream or eggs. The candied cilantro with be done up with lightly frothed egg white and caster sugar. The blue cheese will be the best I can find, tempered to room temperature, of course.
Rose Touched Creme Brulee, Currant
I found a recipe for rose creme brulee in a French cookbook by Joel Robuchon called Facile. I'm planning on adapting Le Titi de Paris' old creme brulee recipe to include rose instead of vanilla notes. Currants are the fruit of choice, but if something else catches my attention, this is apt to change.
Mignardises & Coffee
Is it only me that wants to pronounce mignardises, MIG-nards? Planning on coating a foie gras flavored cream cheese with Callebaut dark chocolate. Or something else you wouldn't normally find filling chocolates. Any suggestions?
Monday, November 12, 2012
I forget exactly where I heard about crusting pistachios with fennel pollen, but I believe a pastry chef from one of Nobu's restaurants was credited for having 'em on a menu. I wanted something to accompany the pistachio liquor I infused, and when we were in Napa, Anne & I found a really reasonably priced fennel pollen from a company called Whole Spice. For about two pounds of unsalted, untoasted, shelled pistachios, I lightly whipped 1 egg white while the nuts toasted. After they had nice color, I let them cool a bit. After the nuts would no longer cook an egg white, I tossed them together in a bowl with the lightly frothed white, a generous amount of sea salt & fennel pollen, then lowered my oven to 200*F. I spread the mix out onto a silpat lined sheet tray and dried them out for a while.
I can't stop eating the damned things.
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Yield: 8 galantines
16 whole ducks, 3# lean pork, 3# fatback, 2 sliced onion, 4 oz. port, 8 oz. Madeira, 3 sprigs thyme, 20 finely chopt sage leaves, 1 orange’s zest, 1 c. duck glace, 40 g. salt, 12 g. black pepper, 55 g. pink salt, 1 t. quarte epices, 4 oz. white wine, 1 oz. brandy, pistachios, truffle pieces, small dice ham
Bone 8 ducks for galantine, keep skin & meat intact. Even out meat by trimming out excess duck & transferring to areas that doesn’t have meat (can also pound out). Bone out the other ducks, keeping the leg & breast meat separate. Saute onions in butter until translucent. Add the port, Madeira, & thyme – reduce by ¾. Let cool. Combine leg meat, ¼ breast meat, lean pork, fatback, onion mix, sage, zest, s/p, pink salt, quarte epices, white wine & brandy, & let marinade 24 hours. Marinade the ¾ remaining duck breast (ea. breast cut in half lengthwise), and duck skin w/ a sprinkle of salt mix [12 g. salt : 3 g. white pepper : 7 g. pink salt] in cooler for 24 hours. Grind the pork & duck mix w/ 1/8” die. Over ice, add glace, pistachios, ham, & truffles. Test in sauté to check seasoning. Prepare the galantine, putting the reserved breasts in the center as integral garnish. Wrap in cheesecloth & poach in flavorful stock until internal temp 152*F. Remove galantines from liquid, cool liquid, then re-add galantines. Refrigerate 24 hours before using.
Basic Country Pate
A: 3.5# strips lean pork butt, 5# strips pork fatback, 2 large onions-sliced, sautéed & chilled, ¼ c. minced garlic-sauteed & chilled, 1 qt. white wine, 2 T. chopt thyme, 2 bay leaf, 4 t. ground black pepper, 1 ½ quatre epices, 1 t. celery salt, 2 t. sugar, 1.5 oz pink salt, splash brandy, 65 g. salt.
Marinade 24 hours in fridge, drain in colander & pat dry. Grind cold w/ 3/16 in. die. Chill
B: 1.5 # lean pork butt
1 1/2# sea scallop (dry pack, wings removed, & pre-salt), 1 egg, 1+ qt. cream
Process scallop in chilled robocoupe untilit gets smooth & starts to ball up. Add egg & process until it becomes a smooth paste. Check temp., if too warm throw into freezer. Add a small amount of cream (~1 c.) to the coupe, pouring slowly. Process until elastic. Check temp. Continue adding cream until a total of 3 c. has been added. Check a quenelle in simmering water. Keep adding cream until mousse is nicely light. If in terrine, cover & bake @ 250*F until 135*F internal temp. About 1.5 hours. Chill in ice.
Variation: Pike Mousse
2# pike, 2 egg, 1+qt. cream
Grind pike through 1/8” die. Proceed as for scallop mousse.
1 ½ # pike meat, ½ # diced lobster meat (cooked), bisque reduction, 2 eggs, 8 oz. cream, chopt tarragon, s/p
Process pike meat. Add eggs & cream, process smooth. Add bisque redux, blend then pass through bang. Fold in tarragon & lobster meat. Flavor check, adjust seasoning.
3 qt. mushrooms- ¼’d or whole if small, ¼ c. minced shallot, 2 T. minced celery, 1 clove minced garlic, ¼ c. brandy, ¼ c. white wine, ¼ c. Madeira, olive oil, 2 c. demi, aspic (neutral, chix, beef, or vegetable/mushroom)
Saute aromatics. Reserve. Saute mushrooms until nicely browned, & cooked through. Add aromatics to shrooms, along w/ wines. Cook to au sec. Add demi, reduce to glaze. Season, then cool. Line terrine w/ plastic. Put some chilled aspic on bottom of terrine, followed by a layer of shrooms, more aspic, shrooms, etc, until finished. Cover w/ excess plastic, chill for 12 hours before serving.
Marinade for Smoked Duck
4 crushed garlic cloves, 2 c. mirpoix, ¼ c. rice vinegar, 1 T. chili paste, ½ c. molasses, ½ c. soy, ¼ c. brown sugar, ½ c. cider vinegar, 2 c. water, 4 pc. star anise, 20 black pepper corns.
4.5 # fat free cow meat, 2# +4 oz. lean pork butt, 2# +4 oz trimmed pork jowls, 2# +6 oz. ice chips, 4 oz. soy protein concentrate, 2 t. Prague # 1, 6 T. salt, 2 ½ T. Spanish paprika, 5 T. ground mustard, 1 t. black pepper, 2 t. white pepper, 1 t. ground celery seed, 2 t. mace, 1 t. garlic powder, 1 T. onion powder, 1 t. ground coriander, 1 ½ oz. corn syrup solids, 3 ½ T. pink salt
Grind cold meat w/ ½ in. plate. Add salt & Prague #1. Chill 24 hours. Grind fat w/ ½ in. plate, chill. Grind fat & meat separately with 1/16 in. plate, chill. In chilled buffalo chopper, add meat w/ ½ ice. Grind until meat gets stringy—do not let temp. rise above 45*. Add fat, spices, and remaining ice. Continue grinding until temp rises to no higher than 58* (54-58 optimal). When mix is at 52* add soy powder. Pack into 24-26 mm. sheep casings, Age one day, poach until 152* internal temp., dry, and smoke for 30-45 minutes.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
This book is simply inspiring. I've been taking serious notes from culinary school to the present, and I didn't realize how common this practice was amongst my peers... especially when it came to picking up any scrap of paper, spent POS system tickets, or even a paper towel to muse upon, only to put into a more permanent notebook if the thought or recipe made the grade. I've had more notebooks stolen, credit to the hand drawn pictures and detailed notes than I'd ever like to admit. This series strikes a solid chord with me.
Inside you'll find mostly pictures, some musings, and a bunch of fine dining chefs explaining their thought processes. If you thought Marco Pierre White's, White Heat, could invoke a need to live the life of a chef, it pales in the sheer & utter majesty of Notes. I just want to create after paging though these. I've decided to start including some of my personal notes, scribblings and old recipes to this blog in an attempt to preserve & share them. Toques off to the authors, Jeff Scott & Blake Beshore, as well as the chef contributors, Sean Brock, Johnny Iuzzini, Michael Laiskonis, George Mendes, Emma Hearst, Joel Harrington, Matt Gaudet, Zak Palaccio, Jason Neroni, & Neal Fraser. I'd like to thank you all for the creative fires you've helped stoke. As they say in/on the book, "I am going to be dangerous."
Pistachio Brulee (Le Titi)
500 g. cream, 500 g. milk, 100 g. pistachio paste, 150 g. sugar, 200 g. sugar
Duck Liver Flan (Le Titi)
1 onion (chopt & caramelized w/ garlic & cooled), 2 clove garlic, 500 g. duck liver, chicken liver, or foie, 7 eggs, 1200 g. cream, thyme, tarragon, or other herb
Puree w/ stick blender or bar blender, pass though sieve, fill timbales or ramekins, water bath, 325*F oven.
Maple Cream (Le Titi)
250 g. maple syrup, 5 yolks, 50 g. pastry cream powder (sub cornstarch?), ½ L. milk (scalded), 2 gelatin leaf (bloom), 250 g. chopt pecans, 500 g. cream (soft peak)
Maple, yolks, powder. Temper in milk, whisk in gelatin, cook until thick--- bubbles in middle, cool in ice bath.fold in pecan, then cream. Set overnite.
Fig Ice Cream (Le Titi)
Swiss Meringue (Le Titi)
500 g. sugar (soft ball) : 250 whites For Chocolate, 35 g. cocoa
500 g. sugar (soft ball) : 250 whites For Chocolate, 35 g. cocoa
Tartlet Dough (Le Francais)
500 g. softened butter, 50 g. sugar, 12 g. salt, 80 g. water, 2 eggs, 1 K. cake flour
Cream butter, sugar, salt. Add liquid. Mix flour little by little.
Raspberry Pate (Le Titi)
1000 g. raspberry puree, 25 g. pectin, 1140 g. sugar, 320 g. glucose, 15 g. citric acid @ 50% (~8 g. water : 8 g. lemon juice)
Warm puree – mix pectin w/ 25% of the sugar, add to puree. Boil. Add glucose & additional sugar – cook to 223 *F. Remove from heat & whisk in acid. Pour in ½ sheet pan w/ silpat. Let set in cooler.
Mango Pate (Le Titi)
1000 g. mango puree, 300 g. green apple puree, 1500 g. sugar, 450 g. glucose, 35 g. pectin, 20 g. citric acid (~10 g. water : 10 g. lemon juice)
Same as raspberry pate.
Spaetzle (Le Titi)
1# flour, 1 ½ c. milk, 6 eggs (+ or- 1), 2 T. Dijon, 1 T. whole grain mustard, tumeric, 2 T. apple cider vinegar
Looking for the consistency of pate choux w/ initial egg addition.
Charred Yellow Tomato Gazpacho (AZK)
1 cs yellow tomato – cored in 1/4s, 5 peeled & deseeded cucumbers, 2 yellow squash, s/p, champagne vinegar, olive oil, Tabasco
Char tomato (easy under a sally), buzz ingredients and season.
Goat Cheese Roulades (AZK)
36 oz. goat cheese, 16 oz. cream cheese, pesto or other filling
Mix cheeses at room temp. Spray table w/ nonstick. Parchment. Spray parchment. Roll out mix, square off. Spread pesto/filling. Roll, freeze to set.
Tamales (variation cascabel chile) (AZK)
8 c. masa harina, 8 c. apple juice, 2 T. baking powder, 2 T. salt, 14 T. lard, cascabel chile puree
Chipotle Citrus Redux (AZK)
4 gal. OJ, 46 oz. pineapple juice, thyme, oregano, black peppercorns
Redux low heat until thick, up to 8 hours. Strain and freeze. Base for dressing – add mayo, sherry vinegar, balsamic, Tabasco, chile powder, brown sugar, cumin, salt and white pepper.
Smoked Apple & Lime Dressing (AZK)
1 cs granny smith apples (peel, seed, core), 10 lime’s zest, apple juice
Hot smoke, apples & zest – mesquite. Buzz w/ juice. FREEZE. Add same ingred. as citrus dressing.
1 pt heavy cream : 1 pt buttermilk
1 pt. lemon juice to every gallon. Room temp. for 2 days.
At AZK, added zucchini juice & roasted garlic
Pork Braise (AZK)
¾ OJ : ¼ Lemon Juice + 1 onion, oregano, achiote paste, garlic
Star Anise & Vanilla Bean Oil (AZK)
Toast anise. 10 vanilla beans split. Grapeseed oil. Let sit 2 days minimum.
Pinion Cream (AZK)
1 gal. cream, 1 onion, garlic, olive oil, oregano, thyme, Madeira, pine nuts
Sweat onion, garlic in oil, deglaze w/ Madeira, au sec, cream, pine nuts. Reduce. Buzz. Strain chinnoise. Season.
Smoked Bell Pepper Cream (AZK)
15-20 bell peppers (roast, skinned, deseed, smoke until smells), 1 gal. cream, 1 onion, garlic, olive oil, oregano, thyme, Madeira
Same procedure as pinion cream, but season w/ Tabasco, chile powder, brown sugar, cumin, and cornstarch if loose.
Pomegranate & Molasses Glaze (for squab) (AZK)
Simmer half molasses w/ half pomegranate syrup, whisk in garlic, butter, & salt.
Red Chile & Goat Cheese Cream (AZK)
1 gal. cream, 1 onion, garlic, olive oil, oregano, thyme, 1 #10 can diced tomato, 3 New Mexico red chiles, tequila, goat cheese
Same procedure as pinion cream, but season w/ Tabasco, chile powder, brown sugar, cumin and deglaze w/ tequila. The tomato gets added w/ cream, the goat cheese buzzed in at the end.
Gabriel’s “Tempura” Batter
350 g. flour, 60 g. cornstarch, 60 g. baking powder, water, s/p
Le Francais’ Meat Temps
115* Rare, 120* MR, 125* M, 130-5* MW, 145-50* Well
Bacon & Dijon Dressing (Le Francais)
2 T. shallot, 1 T. garlic, ¼ c. red wine vinegar, 1 kitchen spoon Dijon, 3 yolks, 1 qt. blended oil, bacon fat (sub foie?! J), s/p
Whip by hand, bacon fat last.
Champagne Vinaigrette (Le Francais)
3 : 1 Oil to Vinegar + shallot, garlic, sugar, S&P.
Fruit Brulee (Le Francais)
250 g. cream, 50 g. milk, 40 g. puree, 50 g. sugar, 2 yolks, 1 egg
Vanilla Brulee (Le Francais)
200 g. milk, 100 g. cream, 1 vanilla bean, 50 g. sugar, 5 yolks
Lobster Bisque (Le Francais)
6# lobster shells, mir poix + garlic, 2 bay leaf, coriander, tarragon, cracked black pepper, cayenne, ½ c. cream sherry (cheaper), ½ c. brandy, ½ c. white wine, tomato paste, fish stock, duck remoulage, finish with cream. Pass through china cap, chinnoise, & tammy.
Orange & Vodka Sorbet (Le Francais)
2 L. fresh OJ, 350 ml simple syrup, 100 g. sugar, 1 lemon’s juice, 250 ml vodka
Tart Dough (Le Francais)
1 K. flour, 700 g. butter, 350 sugar, 3 yolks, 2 T. vanilla, pinch salt, 4 T. cream, zest 1 orange
Black Truffle Vinaigrette (Le Francais)
1/3 c. balsamic, ¼ c. sherry vinegar, 1-2 black truffles, 3 c. blended oil, 1-2 oz. black truffle oil, s/p
Blender method. If you have a really nice EVOO, take out ¼ c. blended oil & add ¼ c. in it’s place at end after the blender.
Potato Puree (Le Francais)
6# potato : 2# butter : 1 ½ qt. cream reduced to 1 qt.
Cook potato until nicely done, dry in oven. Ricer into mixer. Add other ingredients, season, pass through tammy.
White Truffle Potato Soup (Le Francais)
1 onion, ¼ c. sliced garlic, 16 peeled & chopt potato, 3 qt. cream, white truffle oil, s/p
Saute veggies, add cream, add potato, cook until done. Puree, flavor w/ oil, s/p, pass through chinnoise.
Broken Beet Vinaigrette (Le Francais)
1 boiled or roasted beet, balsamic vinegar, blended oil, EVOO, S/P --- Blender.
Brown Butter Emulsion
3 large pots, 4 oz. squab ju or duck stock, ½ # butter, ¼ c. lemon juice
Brown butter in one pot. Heat ju in other. Add ju & lemon to browned butter. Whisk hard through bubbles, when emulsified add to other pot & keep whisking.
Monday, November 5, 2012
PISTACHIO BISQUIT 4 sheet pans
600 g Almond Flour
400 g Powdered Sugar
150 g Pistachios
16 Egg Yolks
16 Egg Whites
225 g Sugar
200 g Cornstarch
175 g Flour
150 g Butter
Mix almond flour, powdered sugar, pistachios with yolks and whole eggs (ribbon)
Fold in cornstarch & flour
Whisk in butter
Make a common meringue of whites and sugar, fold in
Bake at 400°
FOCACCIA 1 sheet pan
1 T 15 ml Sugar1 T 15 ml Active dry yeast
12 oz 340 ml Water, lukewarm
1# 2 oz 540 g Flour
2 tsp 10 ml Kosher salt
3 oz 90 g Onion, chopped fine
2 tsp 10 ml Olive oil
2 T 30 ml Rosemary, fresh, crushed
Combine the sugar, yeast and water. Stir to dissolve the yeast. Stir in the flour 120 g at a timeStir in 1 ½ t of salt and the onion. Mix well, then knead on a lightly floured board until smooth.
Place the dough in an oiled bowl, cover and let rise until doubled.
Punch down the cough, then flatten it onto an oiled sheet pan. It should be no more than 1 inch thick. Brush the top of the dough with the olive oil. Let the dough proof until doubled, about 15 minutes
Sprinkle the crushed rosemary and remaining ½ t of salt on top of the dough. Bake @ 400°F until lightly browned, approximately 20 minutes.
PIZZA DOUGH 1 large or 8 individual pizzas
2 oz 60 ml Water, warm
1 T 15 ml Active dry yeast
14 oz 420 g Bread flour
6 oz 180 ml Water, cool
1 t 5 ml Salt
1 oz 30 ml Olive oil
1 T 15 ml Honey
Stir the yeast into the warm water to dissolve. Add the flour
Stir the cool water, salt, olive oil and honey into the flour mixture. Knead with a dough hook until smooth and elastic (5 min.)
Place the dough in a lightly greased bowl and cover. Allow the dough to rise in a warm place for 30 minutes. Punch down the dough and divide into portions. The dough may be wrapped and refrigerated for up to 2 days.
On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough into very thin rounds and top as desired. Bake @ 400°F until crisp and golden brown, approximately 8-12 min.
RED ONION MARMELADE
3 T Butter
3 Red Onions (medium), thinly sliced
1 ½c Red Wine Vinegar
½ c Crème de Cassis
½ c Grenadine
½ c Red Wine
½ c Cilantro, finely chopped
TT Salt & Pepper
Sweat onions. Add liquids & cook until glazed. Season Mix in cilantro. **Tarragon may be substituted for cilantro.
LOBSTER STOCK & LOBSTER BISQUE
1 Bunch celery
1 Bulb fennel & top
2 Heads garlic
Scrap herbs (mostly tarragon)
Add mushrooms for fish stock
Extra fennel for lobster stock
WILD MUSHROOM & BEAN RAGOUT
Boil beans with sachet
Sauté mushrooms, flame with sherry or Madera
Sweat small dice of: 1 onion, 1 carrot, 1 leek, celery, handful of garlic, bay leaf, fresh ground pepper.
Add white wine& reduce
Add beans and consommé (lobster)
Add 2 T of mushroom glace
Dice & sauté 2 squash & set aside
Sweat : 1 ½ onions (sm. dice) & chopped garlic
Add orzo Add chicken stock Bring to a boil.
Remove from heat& cover with plastic wrap. Allow to sit
Mix with squash, chopped scallions, chopped thyme, cream, nutmeg, brown sugar
Small dice of :
8 parts Mango
2 parts Pineapple
2 parts Cucumber
1 part Red onion
Mango skins & pits
Sauté (not too much color)
Reduce with champagne vinegar
Add mango puree& water to balance
Garnish with chopped basil
GREAT NORTHERN BEANS
Bring 1 qt of beans & sachet (garlic, thyme, bay leaf, peppercorns) and water to a rolling boilIn small rondo sweat diced carrot, onion, leek, celery, garlic.
Add some white wine & reduce au sec
Lightly buzz a #10 can of diced tomatoes
Add tomatoes and bring to simmer. Reduce
Add fully cooked, drained beans to sauce.
7 c A.P. Flour6 Eggs
2 T Olive oil
1 c Water / White wine
Mix with paddle on 2 until dough comes together.Wrap in plastic& rest overnight.
Flavors: Fennel, Saffron, Dill, Curry, Tapenade, tomato, spice, etc.
MACADAMIA WILD RICE
Rough chop macadamias & ToastSweat sm. dice mirepoix
Add stock & 1/3 nuts
Cover with foil& bake
Stir in remaining nuts
Sweat chopped cabbage with sliced garlic & chopped ginger.
Add Teriyaki and soy sauce & reduce
Garnish with toasted almonds and small dice of roasted red pepper.
2 Granny smith apples (diced)
10 shallots (sliced)
4 bay leaf
Sweat until translucent
Add apple cider vinegar (slightly more than just covering the bottom)
Reduce to au sec& add Chablis & a little champagne (slightly less than the amount of vinegar)
Strain & finish with cream.
CHOCOLATE BISQUIT (SPONGE CAKE)
320°F convection, 428°F deck oven
Whisk together: 200 g Yolks500 g Whole eggs
400 g Sugar
Whisk Aside: 320 g Whites(stiff peaks) 160 g Sugar
Sift and Add: 120 g Flour
120 g Cocoa
Make common meringue
Bring yolks and whole eggs to ribbon state
Add a little egg mixture to meringue and whisk by hand
Fold some meringue into eggs, fold in rest
Using hand fold in cocoa/flour mixture, finish using spatula
PISTACHIO BISQUIT 4 sheet pans
600 g Almond flour
400 g Powdered sugar
150 g Pistachio paste
Bring to Ribbon stage
Whisk in : 200 g cornstarch
175 g flour
Whisk in 150 g butter
Make common meringue with: 16 egg whites
225 g sugar
Fold together & add yellow & green food coloring as needed. Bake @ 400°F
HONEY TARRAGON DRESSING
3 T Salt
3 T Pepper
Handful Tarragon chopped
400 g Honey
500 g Dijon Mustard
600 g Red Wine Vinegar
600 g Cider Vinegar
6 qts Salad Oil
Blend all ingredients in mixer on low speed
AMBROSIA (Chocolate Lover’s Obsession)
400 g 80% fat butter360 g 64% extra bitter chocolate
400 g Confectionery sugar
160 g Egg Yolks
400 g Whole eggs
200 g Cake flour – sifted
Melt butter & chocolate in mixing bowl over bain marie.In a separate bowl, whisk eggs & yolks over hot water until warm.
In mixer with whisk attachment, mix sifted sugar into chocolate until smooth.
Slowly add warm eggs to chocolate.
Add flour all at once mixing until smooth
Fill prebuttered ceramic cups to ¾ full.
2 oz Powdered sugar2 oz Granulated Sugar
2 oz Egg whites
Beat egg whites to soft peaks.Slowly add granulated sugar.
Continue beating and add powdered sugar.
Transfer to pastry bag with star tip.
Pipe onto silpat lined baking sheet
Bake for 4-6 hours in very low oven
6 ½ oz Sugar
2 oz Milk
8 oz Flour
¼ oz Yeast
4 oz Butter, melted
1 T Vanilla Extract
1 T Pistachios – roasted chopped
Zest of 2 lemons
Beat eggs and add sugar.Whisk in flour and yeast
Add milk and melted butter.
Stir in nuts, zest and vanilla.
Let rest 30 minutes, pour into buttered molds.
Bake @ 350° for approximately 10 minutes
8 Gelatin leaves500 g Cream
500 g Passion fruit Puree
20 Egg Yolks
100 g Corn starch
200 g Sugar
600 g Egg whites
600 g Sugar
Make pastry cream and italian meringue (600 g each of sugar/whites)Mix together while still warm
PRALINE FILLING FOR CHOCOLATE CANDIES
500 g Milk Chocolate500 g Hazelnut chocolate
500 g Cream, boiled
250 g Praline Paste
375 g Croquant (ground hazelnuts)
150 g Amaretto liquor
Combine chocolates and praline paste in bowlBoil milk 3 separate times and then add to chocolate
Pour into candy shells
950 g Sugar
100 g Trimoline or honey
450 g Water
225 g Dark Rum
225 g Triple Sec
900 g Milk chocolate, melted
100 g Hazelnuts, ground
Brink sugar, trimoline and water to softballAdd alcohols
Mix in chocolate and hazelnuts once slightly cooled.
7 ½ c Sugar
1 ½ c Flour
12 Lemons, zest
2 c Lemon Juice
Prebake the pate sucre to a light golden brown
Whisk together the eggs, sugar, flour.
Add lemon Zest and juice
Pour into prebaked shell and bake @ 350°
2 k Pastry Flour
1 k Butter
40 g salt
700 g Water
HONEY LAVENDER ICE CREAM
2041 g Milk128 g Powdered milk
218 g Butter
233 g Yolks
66 g Sugar
133 g Dry glucose
500 g Honey
13 g Stabilizer
MOLASSES SPICE COOKIES
8 oz Butter
1 ¾ c Sugar
1/3 c Molasses
2 ¾ c Flour
1 ¼ t baking soda
1 ½ t Ground Ginger
1 ½ t Cinnamon
¼ t Cardamom
½ t salt
1/3 can Anchovies
800 g Dijon mustard
2 c Olive oil
4 qts Salad oil
2 c Lemon juice
1 handful Parmesan cheese
10 Egg yolks