Welcome to How To Cook That
I am Ann Reardon Today we are making a simple but delicious
dessert which has a strawberry and raspberry sauce down the bottom, chantily cream piped
on top of that, and then a shortbread type biscuit all topped with fresh fruit. To start with lets make that chantily cream
so that it has time to chill before we need it. You will need a vanilla bean, sugar and
cream and then we we need more cream after that and some white chocolate. All of the
recipe quantities that you’ll need are on the website howtocookthat.net in grams and
ounces and cups and I’ll link to that recipe in the description just below this video.
Pour the cream and some sugar into your saucepan. Then split your vanilla bean in half lengthwise
using your knife scrape the sticky black seeds out of the vanilla bean.
Then we want to add the pod and all the seeds and everything into the saucepan with the
cream and sugar and heat it over a high heat, stirring it until the cream just starts to
boil. Remove that from the heat and pour it through
a sieve onto the white chocolate. This will strain out any bits of the pod but lets all
those little black seeds through. Allow it to sit for a minute and then stir
the now melted chocolate through until it is smooth and completely combined.
Then add the remaining cold cream stir that and then place it into the freezer to chill
for an hour. While that is chilling lets make the biscuit
part. To do that you will need butter, icing sugar,
one egg yolk, almond meal and flour. Beat the butter until it is soft using electric
mixers and then add in the icing sugar and the egg yolk and then your almond meal and
then beat that until it is smooth. Now add all the flour and mix that in just
using a spoon until it is just combined you don’t want to over-mix it because we are not
wanting to make a tough pastry we are wanting to make a soft shortbread type biscuit.
Place the mixture between two sheets of non-stick baking paper and then use a rolling pin to
press it push it into a flat sheet. Then use a circle cutter that is just slightly larger
than your serving glasses to cut circles of your dough. If you don’t have a cutter you
can use anything that is the right size in your kitchen and then just cut around it with
a knife. Take off the excess dough from between the
circles and roll that out again to cut another circle.
Then place that in the oven for 15 minutes or until they’re golden brown.
To make the fresh sauce it’s really easy just place the strawberries the raspberries and
the sugar into a blender or food processor and liquify for 30 seconds.
Then strain it through a sieve, use the back of your spoon to push it all through so that
you’re just left with the seeds in the sieve and a beautiful refreshing sauce is in the
bowl. Wash, hull and quarter your strawberries.
Then take the chantilly cream out of the freezer and whip it up using electric beaters. Now
it shouldn’t be frozen at all just really cold.
It is important not to over-whip it so stop the beaters and check the consistency, if
its still runny like this it needs more beating. Keep whipping until you can see the beater
pattern on top, and when you turn it off and lift up the beaters it holds its own soft
peaks. If you keep beating it at this stage you’ll over-whip it and make start to turn
into butter. So the fats going to seperate from the liquid and it won’t be a nice texture
at all. Place the chantilly cream into a piping bag
fitted with a large star shaped nozzle. If you don’t have a piping bag don’t worry you
can just use a plastic bag and on the caramel cupcakes video on my channel I show you how
to cut the bag there to give the same effect as the star shaped nozzle.
Add 20 ml of fruit sauce to the bottom of each glass. I am just using a medicine measurer
here to get exact even amounts in each glass and also it gets it cleanly into the bottom
of the glass without splashing it up the sides. Then pipe a generous portion of the chantilly
cream into each one. Place your biscuit carefully on top and then arrange your fresh fruit in
a pile on top of that. Serve it to the table and instruct your guests
to push down in the centre of the biscuit. And then they can get a spoonful of the delicious
chantilly cream, sauce, crunchy biscuit and fresh fruit all in one mouthful. Subscribe to How To Cook That to see all of
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