STRAWBERRY FILO

Made with: STRAWBERRY INSPIRATION

Steps: 6

An original recipe by David Briand, L'École Valrhona Pastry Chef

Makes 24 desserts (7.5cm)

Recipe steps

ALMOND SHORTBREAD

  • 75gflour
  • 35geuropean butter
  • 30gconfectioner's sugar
  • 10galmond flour
  • 0.5gsalt
  • 15geggs
  1. Combine the dry ingredients with cold cubed butter. When there are no more clumps, add the cold eggs. Mix.
  2. Stop mixing as soon as you obtain a homogeneous paste. Refrigerate or spread immediately.
  3. Bake at 150°C (302°F).

STRAWBERRY INSPIRATION SHORTBREAD

  1. In a robot coupe, crumble the cooked Almond Shortbread dough and then add the wheat flake cereal and the melted STRAWBERRY INSPIRATION couverture.
  2. Tip: you can use the scraps of shortbread leftover from your other baked goods.

VANILLA WHIPPED GANACHE

  • 330gwhipping cream
  • 500gwhipping cream
  • 1 eavanilla bean
  • 1glime zest
  • 30gGlucose (DE 38/40)
  • 30gInvert sugar
  • 230gOpalys 33%
  1. Heat the smaller portion of cream. Infuse it with the vanilla bean and the lime zest for 20 minutes. Strain and rescale the cream.
  2. Add the glucose and invert sugar. Slowly pour the hot mixture over the melted OPALYS 33% chocolate. Immediately mix using an immersion blender to make a perfect emulsion.
  3. Add the second portion of cold cream. Mix again with an immersion blender.
  4. Leave to set in the refrigerator, preferably for 12 hours. Whisk until the texture is consistent enough to use in a piping bag or with a spatula.

STRAWBERRY INSPIRATION CRÉMEUX

  • 175gSTRAWBERRY PURÉE
  • 8gglucose (DE 38/40)
  • 5gpowdered gelatin
  • 25gwater
  • 270gSTRAWBERRY INSPIRATION
  • 330gwhipping cream
  1. Heat the strawberry purée with the glucose until the two reach a temperature of approx. 80°C (176°F), then add the gelatin (which you have rehydrated in advance). Slowly pour this mixture over the melted STRAWBERRY INSPIRATION couverture.
  2. Mix with an immersion blender to make the perfect emulsion. Add the cold cream. Mix again. Leave to crystallize in the refrigerator.

STRAWBERRY INSPIRATION GLAZE

  1. Use the sugar, strawberry purée and glucose to make a syrup, then cook at 104°C (220°F). Incorporate the sweetened condensed milk and the rehydrated gelatin, then gradually pour it over the melted STRAWBERRY INSPIRATION couverture. Immediately mix using an immersion blender to make a perfect emulsion.
  2. Bring the ABSOLU CRISTAL to a boil, then add it to the smaller portion of water and food coloring in order to slightly accentuate its vibrant color. Mix using an immersion blender. Store in the refrigerator. Leave to set for 12 hours before use.
  3. TO USE: Reheat the glaze to 32-34°C (90-95°F), then mix it with an immersion blender to homogenize and to get rid of as many air bubbles as possible. Glaze.

ABSOLU CRISTAL SPRAY GLAZE

  1. Bring the ABSOLU CRISTAL NEUTRAL GLAZE to a boil in water. Immediately apply using a spray gun at about 80°C (176°F).

Assembly and finishing

Make rounds of Shortbread (about 15g each) using a 6cm ring. Store in the refrigerator.
Make a spiral of Crémeux on top of the Shortbread rounds (about 10g) using a piping bag with a 6mm plain round nozzle. Store in the freezer.
Line your 7.5cm rings with clear acetate. Whip up the Whipped Canache, then pour about 45g into each ring. Put the Shortbread in place, making sure
to put the Crémeux on the same side as the Ganache. Freeze. Turn out, then glaze with STRAWBERRY INSPIRATION Glaze.
Use a piping bag with a 6mm round nozzle to make a spiral of Crémeux on top (about 15g). Freeze. Add a layer of ABSOLU CRISTAL Spray Glaze.
Put a metal rolling pin in the freezer. Use a piping bag (without a nozzle) and some tempered STRAWBERRY INSPIRATION couverture to make the “lashes” and place
them around the cream mix spiral.

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