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Apricot ice cream, compote and purée

Apricot ice cream, compote and purée

Apricot ice cream, compote and purée

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Begin by making the ice cream base. Beat together the sugar and egg yolks until the sugar has dissolved, then pour in the milk, cream and salt. Seal the mixture in a bag and cook in a water bath for 90 min at 68°C, then chill in iced water and then pass through a fine sieve
  • 156g of sugar
  • 70g of egg yolk
  • 660ml of milk
  • 120g of cream
  • 2g of salt
2
Meanwhile, prepare the apricot purée. Chop the apricots into small pieces and place in a saucepan with the sugar and water. Cook until the fruit is completely soft then purée until smooth in a blender
  • 250g of apricot, ripe
  • 25g of sugar
  • 100g of water
3
Transfer the apricot purée to a thick bottomed pan, add the agar agar and xanthan gum and bring the mixture to the boil, whisking all the time so the apricot doesn't catch. Pour the apricot mixture onto a flat tray and leave to set in the fridge. Once set, transfer to a blender and blitz again until smooth. Pass the apricot purée through a fine sieve, reserving a little of the purée in a piping bag for garnish
  • 3g of agar agar
  • 0.5g of xanthan gum
4
To finish the ice cream mix the ice cream base with the apricot purée until thoroughly combined. Place the ice cream into a pacojet container and transfer to the freezer until frozen solid. Churn in the pacojet just before serving, or alternatively churn in an ice cream maker
5
To make the apricot compote, score the apricots on the bottom and blanch for 2-5 seconds in boiling water, then immediately refresh in iced water for 30 seconds. Remove the apricots from the iced water, pat them dry and then remove the stones
  • 8 apricots
6
Make a stock syrup from the sugar and water, then add the vanilla pods and seeds and bring to the boil. Allow the syrup mixture to cool and compress with the apricots in a vacuum bag. Remove and roughly chop 4 of the apricots to a compote consistency, reserving the other 8 halves to plate
  • 50g of sugar
  • 50ml of water
  • 1 vanilla pod, seeds scraped
7
For the champagne jelly, heat the champagne very gently with the gelatine until dissolved. Pass the mixture through a fine sieve into a tray and leave in the fridge to set. Once set, chop the jelly into small pieces and transfer to a piping bag
  • 200ml of champagne
  • 1 gelatine leaf, soaked in cold water
8
To serve, place a spoonful of compote onto the centre of each plate and top with an apricot half. Pipe alternate dots of apricot purée and champagne jelly around the apricot and top the halves with a quenelle of ice cream. Garnish with a dried vanilla pod and serve

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Ingredients

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Ice cream base

Apricot purée

Apricot compote

  • 8 apricots
  • 50g of sugar
  • 50ml of water
  • 1 vanilla pod, seeds scraped

Champagne jelly

  • 200ml of champagne
  • 1 gelatine leaf, soaked in cold water

To serve

  • 8 vanilla pods, dried

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