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Fruit crémeux


Fruit crémeux
This kind of "crémeux" (it means "creamy", but contains no actual cream) is a basic recipe in the repertoire of French pastry chefs. It is smoother but less frothy than a mousse and uses gelatin to set it as it cools.

Often used as a tart filling or in other desserts, crémeux is usually poured to set in a mould.

This fruity version is made with raspberries.
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Last modified on: September 2nd 2018

For 400 g, you will need:

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12 min.15 min.13 min.40 min.
Preservation:
Several days in the fridge, can be frozen after moulding.
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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 2 min.
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Put 4 g gelatin to soak in cold water.

Stage 2 - 3 min.
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Put into a bowl: 55 g egg yolk, 70 g egg and 50 g caster sugar. Mix together with a whisk.

Stage 3 - 8 min.
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Bring 180 g Fruit coulis (fruit purée) (unsweetened) to the boil in a saucepan on medium heat. This is a raspberry coulis.

Stage 4 - 2 min.
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Pour the scalding hot coulis onto the egg-sugar mixture wile stirring.

Stage 5 - 5 min.
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Pour the mixture back into the pan and bring back to the boil.

Stage 6 - 1 min.
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Turn off the heat, add the drained gelatin and mix well with the whisk.

Stage 7 - 15 min.
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Stand the pan in cold water and leave the mixture to cool to about 104°F (40°C).

Stage 8 - 3 min.
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Once the mixture has cooled to the right temperature, pour into a tall-sided container and add 70 g butter in small pieces.

Stage 9 - 1 min.
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Emulsify the mixture thoroughly with a blender.

Stage 10
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Your crémeux is now ready to be poured into the mould for your recipe.

Remarks

Regardless of what you may read elsewhere, crémeux is not a kind of confectioner's custard (french pastry cream) as it contains neither flour nor cornflour. It is more of an egg custard, though really in a class of its own.

Do be sure to use an unsweetened fruit coulis, or reduce the sugar in the recipe to compensate, or your crémeux will be too sweet.

Nutritional information

% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Source

Based on arecipe from the INBP (French national bakery institute).

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