Raspberry nougatine, pistachio cream and raspberry reduction


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  • 1000g of caster sugar

Pistachio cream

Raspberry sorbet

Sorbet syrup

  • 500g of caster sugar
  • 500ml of water
  • 50ml of glucose
  • 1 vanilla pod

Raspberry coulis


For the raspberry coulis, wash the raspberries in a bowl of cold water to remove any stones or debris, then remove from the water and place onto a cloth to dry
Place into a saucepan and put on the heat. Add the sugar and lemon juice and heat up until the edges of the raspberries start to bubble, then remove from the heat and pour into a food processor
  • 50g of caster sugar
  • 1/2 lemon
Purée until silky smooth, remove from the processor and pass through a fine sieve by pushing through with the back of a ladle. Reserve 475ml for the sorbet and place the remainder into a squeezy bottle. Place both into the fridge until required. It will keep for 3 to 4 days
Once cooled pour into an ice cream machine and churn (following the manufacturer’s instructions) until set. Pour into a sealed container and place into the freezer for a couple of hours to set completely
For the nougatine, preheat the oven to 150°C/Gas mark 2
For the sorbet syrup, place all the ingredients into a thick-bottomed pan and place onto the heat, stirring all the time. Once the syrup comes up to the boil, boil for another 3 minutes and then remove from the heat
  • 500g of caster sugar
  • 50ml of glucose
  • 500ml of water
  • 1 vanilla pod
Allow the syrup to cool before placing it in a sealed container in the fridge. It will keep for up to a week
For the raspberry sorbet, boil the sorbet syrup in a saucepan then remove from the heat, add the raspberry coulis and lemon juice, return back to the heat and reboil. Place the mix into a bowl and chill in the fridge
To prepare the nougatine discs which form the base of this dish, place the caster sugar into a thick-bottomed pan and place onto a very low heat. Watching all the time gently melt the sugar, stirring every now and again
  • 1000g of caster sugar
After a short while all of the sugar will have turned into a golden syrup consistency – at this stage pour onto a non-stick tray and leave to cool completely
Once the sugar has cooled down and become hard, use a rolling pin to break it up into pieces before placing into a food processor. Pulse the sugar until it becomes a fine powder, then remove from the blender and store in an air-tight container. It will keep for a couple of days
Make a stencil of a 5cm circle by cutting a hole into a plastic lid from an old ice cream container and place on a baking tray. Place the powdered sugar into a sieve and gently give a light dusting over the stencil. Gently remove the stencil and you will be left with a disc of sugar – you need 16 discs in total
Place the tray with the sugar discs into the oven just long enough for the sugar to melt back into a liquid – this will take maybe 1 to 2 minutes
Remove from the oven and allow to go completely cold and hard. Place into an air tight container until required – they will keep for a couple of days
Pistachio cream, place the cream and icing sugar into a mixing bowl along with the pistachio paste and whisk until it forms soft peaks. Add the pistachios and place into a piping bag until needed
To plate, take four glass serving plates and place one disc of the nougatine in the corner of each. On the disc arrange six raspberries in a circle on the outside of the disc, leaving a space in the centre for the cream. Fill the centre of the raspberries by piping in the pistachio cream
Place on top of this another disc of nougatine and repeat the process again until you end up with three layers of the raspberries and pistachio cream
Place an extra disc of nougatine on the top of the dish. Remove the raspberry coulis from the fridge and use the bottle to make several swishes around the dish
Sprinkle with the pistachios, add a small ball of the raspberry sorbet and garnish with the mint. Serve immediately
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