Pear and caramelised white chocolate galette

Pear and caramelised white chocolate galette

Pear and caramelised white chocolate galette

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1
Preheat the oven to 120°C/gas mark 1/2
2
Scatter the white chocolate over a shallow, wide baking tin and place in the oven for 10 minutes. Remove and even out the melted chocolate with a spatula
  • 150g of white chocolate, broken into pieces
3
Return to the oven for 30-60 minutes, re-spreading the chocolate every 10 minutes. Eventually, the chocolate will be smooth and caramelised - do not panic it's lumpy at first
4
If after 60 minutes the chocolate is still a bit lumpy, transfer to a blender and blitz until smooth. Store in a jar until needed
5
To make the pastry cream, place the milk and cream in a heavy bottomed pan. Add the vanilla seeds, scraped out vanilla pod and apricot jam and bring to the boil. Meanwhile, whisk the egg yolks and whole eggs with the sugar and cornflour
  • 300ml of cream
  • 700ml of milk
  • 1/2 vanilla pod
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 2 eggs
  • 80g of cornflour
  • 2 tbsp of apricot jam
  • 150g of caster sugar
6
When the liquid is on the point of boiling, pour onto the egg mixture, whisking continuously. Return this mixture to the pan and cook on a low heat until it thickens
7
Remove from the heat and allow to cool, before keeping in the fridge to chill
8
To make the pastry sheets for the galette, lay out one piece of filo pastry on a baking tray, brush with the melted butter and sprinkle with icing sugar. Place 3 more layers of filo pastry on top, repeating the brushing and sprinkling process for each layer to make one multi-layered sheet
  • 100g of icing sugar
  • 4 sheets of filo pastry
  • butter, melted
9
Preheat the oven to 220°C/gas mark 7. Cut the sheet into 8 oblongs, then sandwich the pastry sheets between two baking sheets lined with greaseproof paper. Bake for 4-6 minutes or until golden brown
10
Poach the peeled pears in a pan of water with the sugar, star anise, split vanilla pod, juice of half a lemon, 6 coriander seeds and a cinnamon stick, until soft
  • 500ml of water
  • 400g of caster sugar
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 vanilla pod, split
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 6 coriander seeds
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 conference pears
11
Place a blob of the caramelised white chocolate on the plate and smear across with the back of a wet spoon for decoration. Place an oblong of filo pasty on a plate, pipe some of the pastry cream onto the pastry, a layer of melted chocolate (by way of cement) then some slices of poached pear, top with another layer of pastry

Ingredients

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Pastry cream

Poached pear

Caramelised white chocolate

Pastry

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