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Blackcurrant, vanilla and lime verrine


Blackcurrant, vanilla and lime verrine
Vanilla-lime, confectioner's custard and blackcurrant coulis, topped with a layer of whipped cream (chantilly) and dusted with a little matcha green tea powder. Light and flavoursome.
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Last modified on: September 12th 2010

For 6 glasses, you will need:

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PreparationCookingStart to finish
47 min.22 min.1 hour 9 min.
Keeping:
Several days in the fridge, covered by a plastic film.
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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 10 min.
Blackcurrant, vanilla and lime verrine  : Photo of step #1
Prepare a confectioner's custard: pour 250 ml milk into a pan, add the ½ vanilla pod and bring to the boil.

As soon as the milk boils, add the zest of 1 lime. Remove from the heat, cover and leave to infuse 10 minutes.

Stage 2 - 10 min.
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Prepare the custard by mixing together 50 g caster sugar and 3 egg yolks, then add 20 g cornflour and mix thoroughly.

Pour the hot milk onto this mixture and stir constantly until thoroughly mixed. Then pour it back into the pan through a sieve to remove the vanilla and lime zest.

Stage 3 - 7 min.
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Cook as for a normal confectioner's custard, then stand the pan to cool in cold water, stirring occasionally to avoid a skin forming.

When the custard is still warm, add the juice of 1 lime and 4 drops food colouring (green), and beat vigourously.

Leave to cool completely, still with the pan in cold water.

Stage 4 - 10 min.
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Meanwhile, prepare or thaw 300 ml Blackcurrant coulis, which should be completely smooth in texture.

Stage 5 - 3 min.
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Mix 20 g caster sugar with 2 g agar-agar. This is to help the agar-agar blend more easily with the syrup.

Stage 6 - 5 min.
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Bring 200 ml Sugar syrup to a simmer and tip in the mixture of sugar and agar-agar while beating vigourously to mix.

Stage 7 - 5 min.
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Then pour the hot syrup into the blackcurrant coulis and mix well.

You can use a hand-mixer briefly for this if you wish, to ensure thorough mixing.

Stage 8 - 7 min.
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Begin assembling the verrines by putting a layer of cold (or barely warm) confectioner's custard in bottom of each glass. Use a forcing bag if possible, as this makes the job much easier.

Stage 9 - 5 min.
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Pour a layer of blackcurrant coulis on top while this is still warm and sufficiently runny.

Stage 10 - 7 min.
Blackcurrant, vanilla and lime verrine  : Photo of step #10
Finish with a layer of whipped cream (chantilly), which you can dust with a little matcha green tea powder.

Remarks

If you wish to prepare the dessert in advance, this is not a problem for the 2 layers of lime and blackcurrant, but it's wise to prepare the whipped cream at the last minute; it's always better.

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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And to drink?: A slightly sweet wine, such as a white Côtes de Gascogne, like "Gros Manseng" from the Cassagnoles estate.

Source

Home-made, but dedicated to Pol, who has not been able to taste this yet, but he will...

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