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Dark chocolate cylinder with smoked hazelnut praline and salted milk ice cream

Dark chocolate cylinder with smoked hazelnut praline and salted milk ice cream

Dark chocolate cylinder with smoked hazelnut praline and salted milk ice cream

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For the chocolate cylinder, melt 400g of the chocolate pistols in a bain marie to 55°C. Stir in the remaining 200g of chocolate, work quickly to melt the beans but be careful not to incorporate any air. The chocolate should end up at around 33°C
  • 600g of 55% chocolate pistoles
2
Leave the chocolate in a cool dry place to cool to around 28°C. The chocolate will begin to set around the outside. Gently heat the chocolate back up to 31°C, stirring in the chocolate that has settled around the sides as you go. Once 31°C is reached, remove from the heat immediately
3
To make the cylinder, cut pieces of acetate, 18x 15cm and attach tape to one of the longer sides to hold it flush to the work surface. Spread the chocolate across the half of the acetate away from the tape and roll, securing with the tape at the other side - if necessary, drizzle a little more chocolate down the tube to seal the edge of the cylinder. Repeat for each cylinder
4
Allow to set in a cool dry place, preferably for 24 hours
5
For the chocolate mousse, melt the chocolate and butter and mix until fully incorporated. Whisk in the egg yolk and sugar until light in colour and double in size
  • 140g of chocolate
  • 30g of butter
  • 60g of icing sugar
  • 15g of caster sugar
6
Bring the cream to the boil and slowly pour over the chocolate and butter. Fold the yolk mixture into the chocolate. Whisk egg whites until soft peaks form, slowly adding the icing sugar. Fold into the chocolate mixture and refrigerate for at least 6 hours before use
  • 100g of egg white
  • 60g of icing sugar
  • 50ml of cream
7
Start the sheep milk ice cream by bringing both the milks to the boil. Whisk in the glucose, milk powder, stabilizer and sugar and simmer for a further 2 minutes. Combine well with a handheld blender and pass through a fine sieve, finishing with sea salt
  • 500ml of sheep's milk
  • 250ml of whole milk
  • 75ml of glucose syrup
  • 2.5g of ice cream stabiliser
  • 75g of caster sugar
8
When cool, place into pacojet container and freeze to -20°C. Once frozen, process in the pacojet once then a seconds time before serving. If you do not have a pacojet, you can use an ice cream machine
9
For the condensed milk caramel, place an unopened tin of condensed milk in a pan of boiling water and simmer for 4 hours. Check the pan occasionally to ensure it doesn’t boil dry
  • 400ml of condensed milk
10
When cooked, leave the tin to cool completely before opening. Open the tin, empty the contents into a bowl and stir to ensure an even colour. Put into a piping bag ready for use
11
Start the smoked nuts by placing them onto a tray and into a smoker with hickory smoking tablets for 45 minutes. Once smoked cut the nuts into bite-size pieces. Set aside 10g of finely chopped nuts for the sugar pull
  • 30g of roasted hazelnuts
  • 30g of roasted walnuts
  • 30g of roasted pecans
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For the sugar pull, bring the sugar and glucose syrup to the boil and cook to 121°C. Stop the cooking by dipping the base of the pan into cold water, add the reserved finely chopped nuts and pour out onto a silicone mat
  • 200g of fondant sugar
  • 40ml of glucose syrup
13
When cooled a little, pull sheets of sugar and form over a rolling pin or other cylindrical object. Dip your thumb into one end of the sugar pull to provide space to place the ice cream
14
For the sultanas, combine the water, sugar and vanilla pod in a small pan and boil for 3-4 minutes. Remove from the heat, add the ice wine vinegar and the yellow sultanas. Leave to cool and marinate for up to 36 hours
  • 100ml of water
  • 50g of caster sugar
  • 1/2 vanilla pod
  • 5ml of ice wine vinegar
  • 60g of golden sultanas
15
To make the chocolate paint, bring the sugar and water to the boil. Add the cocoa and whisk in well, pour into a small bowl over ice water to cool quickly. Once cool, whisk in the double cream, pour into a squeezy bottle and refrigerate
  • 62g of caster sugar
  • 62ml of water
  • 20g of cocoa powder
  • 62g of double cream
16
To assemble the cylinder pipe a little condensed milk caramel into the tube, try to get some running the full length. Pipe chocolate mousse into the tube, follow by adding some of the nuts and sultanas. Repeat the process until the tube is filled. Seal each end of the tube each with condensed caramel and refrigerate
17
Brush each plate with the chocolate paint, pipe a little condensed milk caramel to secure the cylinder. Unwrap the cylinder, be careful not to mark or get fingerprints on the surface of the chocolate. Dip the ends in the smoked nut dust, secure on the plate with the condensed milk caramel
18
Place the sugar pull over the cylinder. Finally position a quenelle of ice cream in the end of the sugar pull and serve

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Ingredients

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Chocolate cylinder

Chocolate mousse

Sheep milk ice cream

  • 500ml of sheep's milk
  • 250ml of whole milk
  • 75ml of glucose syrup
  • 75g of milk powder
  • 2.5g of ice cream stabiliser, stab 2000
  • 75g of caster sugar
  • 5g of sea salt

Sugar pull

  • 200g of fondant sugar
  • 40ml of glucose syrup

Condensed milk caramel

  • 400ml of condensed milk

Vanilla soaked sultanas

  • 100ml of water
  • 50g of caster sugar
  • 1/2 vanilla pod, split and seeds removed
  • 5ml of ice wine vinegar
  • 60g of golden sultanas

Chocolate paint

Smoked nuts

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