Dessert martini, wild berries compote, orange blossom water custard and almonds crumble

Light dessert that mixes textures of a creamy custard flavored with orange blossom, a compote of berries and an almond crumble.


Recipe for 24

For the custard

50 Gr
15 Gr
2 Unit(s)
Egg yolk
2 Ml
Orange blossom water
250 Ml
25 Gr
White chocolate
100 Ml
35% cooking cream

For the crumble

50 Gr
Wheat flour
50 Gr
50 Gr
Almond powder
50 Gr

For the compote

250 Gr
Frozen berries
0.50 Unit(s)
50 Gr

Preparation time: 40 min

Preheat your four at 375 °F

  • General preparation
    Zest and squeeze the lemon in order to catch the juice. Separate the white from the yolk of one of two eggs to keep only the yolk.
  • Custard preparation
    In a large bowl, mix egg yolks with a whisk. Add sugar and cornstarch. The mixture should be homogeneous. In a saucepan, heat milk. When the milk begins to boil, remove from heat. In a bowl, pour 1/3 hot milk over the egg mixture and stir. Once the mixture is well blended, pour in 2/3 of the remaining milk. Return on the heat and stir the cream until it coats the back of a spoon. Add white chocolate and melt completely. Add the orange blossom water and mix. Pour the custard onto a shallow dish and cover with plastic wrap. Let cool in refrigerator. In a large bowl, whip the cream and incorporate into the pastry cream by folding.
  • Crumble preparation
    In a food mixer, combine sugar, butter, ground almonds and flour, turn the mixture to have a crumbly texture. Place the mixture on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 15-20 minutes until browned. Let cool and set aside.
  • Compote preparation
    In a saucepan, combine the frozen fruit, sugar, zest and lemon juice. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Let cool in refrigerator and mash ligthly.
  • To serve
    In the bottom of a martini glass, drop in the order: compote, a dollop of cream and sprinkle some crumble. Serve chilled.
In season, garnish with fresh local berries in order to improve the texture of martini.

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