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Recipe Step by Step
110g whole milk
55g heavy cream 36%
5.5g fleur de sel
25g fresh yeast
350g all-purpose flour
110g European-style butter
Incorporate the sifted flour.
Add three-quarters of the eggs and combine gently without overworking the dough.
Add the rest of the eggs, then mix them in until they are absorbed.
Melt the butter and combine it hot with the dough.
Keep at a constant temperature of 80°F (27°C) for 15-20 minutes until the butter sinks into the dough.
Use a spatula to bring the dough together and fill the baba molds.
Leave to rise again in a hot cupboard.
170g extra fine almond flour
75g potato starch
130g crispy wheat flake cereal
190g European-style butter
3g fleur de sel
Spread them into a baking tray lined with a non-stick baking mat.
Bake at 320°F (160°C) until golden.
STRAWBERRY INSPIRATION CRUMBLE CRISP
Use straight away.
RHUBARB & STRAWBERRY CONFIT
350g rhubarb purée
110g strawberry purée
10g Pectin NH
35g Glucose syrup
4.2g Gelatin powder 220 Bloom
21g Mineral water
At 105°F (40°C), add the sugar and pectin.
At 140°F (60°C), add the glucose syrup.
Bring the mix to a boil, cook it at 30°B and add the gelatin in its water.
JELLIED STRAWBERRY AND MINT STEEPING SYRUP
200g strawberry juice
40g gelatin powder 220 bloom
100g fresh mint
1800g strawberry juice
200g lime juice
At the same time, infuse the mint in the water for approx. 20 minutes.
Filter out the leaves and add some more water so it regains its original weight.
Add the sugar and bring to a boil.
Combine the liquid with the larger portion of strawberry juice and lime juice.
Add the melted gelatin and strawberry juice mixture.
FRUITY STRAWBERRY ITALIAN MERINGUE
70g strawberry purée
mixer. Mix, then wait for 15 to 20 minutes for the powdered egg whites to hydrate.
Mix the water and sugar in a saucepan and cook at 245°F (118°C), then combine this with the fruit
purée and powdered egg white mixture.
Mix until it has the texture of a mousse.
Beat on a medium speed in a blender until cool (approx. 85°F or 30°C).
FRUITY STRAWBERRY-FLAVORED WHIPPED CREAM
110g strawberry purée
160g heavy cream 36%
INTENSE STRAWBERRY MOUSSE
230g strawberry purée
15g gelatin powder 220 Bloom
460g strawberry purée
180g fruity strawberry-flavored Italian meringue
270g fruity strawberry-flavored whipped cream
for the gelatin to hydrate.
Heat the mixture to 120-140°F (50-60°C) to melt the gelatin, then combine it with the second portion of
purée at 40°F (4°C). Mix with an immersion blender until completely homogenous.
Combine approx. a third of the fruit purée with the Italian meringue and start whisking them so their
textures become consistent.
Add the remaining fruit purée and mix with a spatula, then finish off by gently incorporating the fruity
whipped cream so you lose as few air bubbles as possible.
FRESH MINT WHITE CHOCOLATE WHIPPED GANACHE
15g Mint leaves
390g Whole milk
350g IVOIRE 35%
6.5g Lime zest
420g Heavy cream 36%
Filter out the milk and top it up so it is back to its original weight.
Add the konjac powder, mix it in well and bring it to a boil.
Gradually combine with the melted chocolate.
Add the cold liquid cream and mix with an immersion blender until the emulsion is complete.
Add the lime zest, pour the cream into a container and cover its surface with plastic wrap.
Leave to cool for several hours at 40°F (4°C) before beating in a blender.
ABSOLU CRISTAL NEUTRAL SPRAY MIX
35g mineral water
Immediately apply using a spray gun at approx. 175°F (80°C).
Assembly and finishing
Preparation: Make the baba dough. Pipe approx. 15g of dough into 4cm silicone sphere molds. Bake at 355°F (180°C) for 10 minutes, then lower the temperature to 320°F (160°C) when the dough is half-cooked. Turn out the spheres and place them slightly spaced out on a rack. Make the steeping syrup and, while it is still hot, pour it onto the baba spheres. Cover the surface with plastic wrap and leave the babas to steep. When they have steeped, drain them and leave them to set in the refrigerator before freezing them. Make the rhubarb confit and fresh mint whipped ganache. Leave in the refrigerator for several hours until you are ready to assemble.
Assembly: Make the Strawberry Inspiration pressed crumble. Use a spoon to spread 130g of crumble into each ring lined with acetate. Use a piping bag to arrange a spiral of approx. 65g of strawberry and rhubarb confit into each dessert, and freeze. Make the intense strawberry mousse. Pour in 140g of mousse and add 7 frozen baba spheres to each dessert. Leave the mousse to set for an hour in the refrigerator before freezing the desserts. Beat the mint whipped ganache in a stand mixer. Use a piping bag and a 16mm plain round nozzle to randomly pipe approx. 100g of whipped ganache onto each dessert. Freeze.
Finishing Touches & Decoration Peel a few sticks of fresh rhubarb and cut them into small pieces. Poach them for a few minutes in the heated jellied steeping syrup. Drain them and leave them to cool. Turn out the desserts and arrange a few pieces of poached rhubarb on each one. Add a few rounds of fresh strawberry and pipe on a few dots of confit. Make the Absolu spray glaze and spray it onto the desserts. Decorate the desserts with a few small pieces of fresh mint and a ready-to-use CHOCOLATREE decoration.