Valentine Heart Chocolate Dessert

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Made with: ILLANKA 63%

Steps: 5

An original recipe by Nicolas Riveau
Makes 24 desserts

Recipe steps

ILLANKA CREAM MIX

  1. Prepare a crème anglaise
  2. Once the crème anglaise has been heated and strained through a chinois, use a spatula to create an emulsion by pouring it slowly onto the melted chocolate. Immediately mix using an electric mixer to make a perfect emulsion. Leave to stiffen in the refrigerator.

MORELLO CHERRY CONFIT

  • 540gMorello cherry pulp
  • 270gFrozen whole pitted Morello cherries
  • 140gGlucose DE 38/40
  • 140gCaster sugar
  • 15gPectin NH
  1. Heat the pulp, frozen whole cherries and glucose to 105°F (40°C). Mix the caster sugar with the pectin NH then add it to the heated pulp. Bring it to the boil and store in the refrigerator.

VIENNESE COCOA BISCUIT

  • 120gEgg yolks
  • 310gWhole egg
  • 240gCaster sugar
  • 190gEgg whites
  • 80gCaster sugar
  • 80gFrench white pastry flour
  • 80gCOCOA POWDER
  1. Beat the yolks, whole eggs and the larger portion of caster sugar in the blender. Beat the egg whites with the smaller portion of caster sugar. Mix the stiffened egg whites with the first mixture and add the sifted flour with the cocoa. Spread out onto trays.

ABSOLU CRISTAL MORELLO CHERRY GEL

  1. In an electric mixer, mix together the (defrosted) fruit pulp and Absolu Cristal glaze. Store in the refrigerator.

GOLDEN MORELLO CHERRY ABSOLU GLAZE

  1. Boil all the ingredients together. Set aside.

Assembly and finishing

Make the biscuit and spread it into two 60 x 36cm trays.
Bake at 445°F (230°C) for approx. 5 minutes. Freeze.

Spread out 500g of Morello cherry confit per biscuit.
Store in the freezer.
Spread 500g of cream mix onto the Morello cherry confit. Freeze.
Once it has frozen, cut out 24 strips with a width of 3.5cm and length of 36cm.
Make the Morello cherry gel and store it in the refrigerator.
Heat up the Absolu glaze and soak the cherries.
Stick on 2 Dark Teardrops for Garnishing Desserts by Valrhona so that they form a heart shape.

Add the Morello cherry Absolu gel using a droplet-shaped stencil. (See photo).
Put the biscuit strips in the refrigerator for a few minutes, then roll them around the teardrops.
Place the heart-shaped biscuit in the center of the plate.
Put 3 cherries on the plate along with a few sprinklings of gold leaf. (See photo).
Finish off with your own Customized Logo Decoration.

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