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'Sun'– ricotta pastiera domes with orange custard

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Pastiera base

Biscuits

Orange custard

  • 150g of cream
  • 100g of milk
  • 1/2 unwaxed orange, zest only
  • 1/2 tsp orange blossom essence
  • 50g of egg yolks
  • 50g of trimoline

Ricotta bavarois

  • 150g of buffalo ricotta
  • 12g of sugar
  • 12g of candied fruits, chopped
  • 25g of egg white
  • 50g of whipping cream
  • 1/2 sheet of gelatine

Golden glaze

  • 170g of Valrhona neutral glaze
  • 60g of mandarin juice
  • 2g of gold dust, plus extra to serve
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1
Begin by preparing the wheat grain for the pastiera base. Place the wheat in a large pan and cover with the milk and water. Stir together then cook over a medium-low heat for 4 hours – if it becomes too dry, top up with equal amounts of milk and water
  • 250g of wheat grain
  • 1l milk
  • 1l water
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Meanwhile, make the biscuit dough. Place the butter and icing sugar in the bowl of a food processor and blend until fully combined. While continuing to blend, pour the egg yolks down the funnel to create a smooth mixture
3
Sift in the flour and process briefly to bring together as a smooth dough. Wrap the dough in cling film then leave to rest in the fridge for at least 2 hours
  • 350g of 00 flour
4
The orange custard can also be made during this time. Mix together the cream and milk in a pan and place over a medium heat. Bring to the boil then add the orange zest and essence
  • 150g of cream
  • 100g of milk
  • 1/2 unwaxed orange, zest only
  • 1/2 tsp orange blossom essence
5
Whisk the egg yolks with the trimoline in a bowl then add to the pan and bring the custard up to 84°C, stirring continuously. Strain the custard through a sieve into a clean bowl, cover with cling film and cool. Reserve in the fridge until ready to serve
6
Once the biscuit dough has chilled, preheat the oven to 160°C/gas mark 3
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Roll out the dough to 1cm thick. Stamp out round biscuits using a 6cm cutter and place on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Bake for 15 minutes or until lightly golden and crisp, then cool on a wire rack until needed
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Increase the oven temperature to 180°C/gas mark 4
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Once the wheat has cooked, turn off the heat and allow to cool. Whisk together the eggs and sugar in a large bowl then stir through the ricotta and cooled wheat until fully combined
10
Spread the mixture out thickly on a silicone baking mat or tray lined with baking paper, and bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes
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Allow to cool completely then stamp out rounds with a 6cm cutter. Reserve in the fridge until required
12
To make the ricotta bavarois, pass the ricotta first through a sieve into a small pan. Place over a very gentle heat and warm through to just 25°C so it is smooth and soft
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Transfer the ricotta to a food processor, add the sugar and blend together before mixing in the egg whites and candied fruits. Meanwhile, soak the gelatine in a small bowl of water to soften
  • 12g of sugar
  • 12g of candied fruits, chopped
  • 25g of egg white
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Whip 40ml of the whipping cream in a bowl until soft. Take the remaining 10ml of cream and add to a small pan with the softened gelatine. Bring up to 40°C, stirring to melt the gelatine
  • 50g of whipping cream
  • 1/2 sheet of gelatine
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Add both to the ricotta mixture and gently combine to create a smooth cream. Pour into 6cm hemisphere moulds, filling each mould to 2/3 capacity. Top the cream with the reserved pastiera bases – these should fit snugly in the tops of the moulds
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Transfer the moulds carefully to the freezer to chill and set for at least 2 hours
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An hour before serving, prepare the golden glaze. Combine all of the ingredients in a pan and place over a very gentle heat. Warm through to just 25°C
  • 170g of Valrhona neutral glaze
  • 60g of mandarin juice
  • 2g of gold dust, plus extra to serve
18
Unmould the frozen hemispheres on to a wire rack. Pour the glaze over each dome to coat fully. Allow the excess to drip off then transfer to the fridge for an hour to defrost
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To serve, place a round of biscuit into each serving dish. Pour over the chilled orange custard to cover then gently place a golden dome on top. Sprinkle with a little extra edible gold dust to garnish
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