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MAKES 24 DESSERTS
Recipe Step by Step
KOMUNTU 80% AND MINT MILK ICE CREAM
1 190 g Whole milk
150 g Fresh mint
11 g Heavy cream 36%
65 g 1% fat dry milk
80 g Sugar
95 g Glucose powder DE 33
75 g Invert sugar
7 g Combined stabilizer
335 g KOMUNTU 80%
2 008 g Total weight
Pour the milk, cream and dry milk into the mixture.
At 85°F (30°C), add the sugars (sugar, powdered glucose and invert sugar).
Once it is at 115°F (45°C), incorporate the stabilizer and emulsifier mixture with a portion of the sugar you used initially (approx. 10%).
At 140°F (60°C), pour a bit of the liquid on the chocolate.
Mix with an immersion blender to form a perfect emulsion.
Add the rest and pasteurize at 185°F (85°C) for 2 minutes. Blend to homogenize, then quickly cool to 40°F (4°C).
Leave the mixture to sit for at least 6 hours at 40°F (4°C).
Mix using an immersion blender and churn while between 15/20°F (-6°C to -10°C).
GLUCOSE-BASED LIQUID STARCH
530 g Whole milk
15 g Potato starch
40 g Glucose DE60
595 g Total weight
Heat the rest of the milk with the glucose between 185°F (85°C) and 195°F (90°C).
Pour part of the hot glucose milk over the milk-starch mixture.
Put everything back in the cooking appliance and bring to a boil.
KOMUNTU 80% INTENSE WHIPPED GANACHE
560 g Glucose-based liquid starch
290 g KOMUNTU 80%
200 g Heavy cream 36%
1 050 g Total weight
Immediately mix using an immersion blender to make a perfect emulsion.
Add the cold heavy cream.
Mix again very briefly.
Cover the mixture’s surface with plastic wrap, store in the refrigerator and leave to set for at least 12 hours.
Whisk until the texture is consistent enough to use in a piping bag or with a spatula.
300 g Mineral water
385 g Sugar
130 g Cocoa powder
260 g Heavy cream 36%
21 g Gelatin powder 220 Bloom
105 g Water for the gelatin
1 201 g Total weight
Heat the cream and add it to the syrup.
Bring the whole to a boil and add the rehydrated gelatin.
Leave to set for 12 hours before use.
COCOA NIB OPALINES
230 g Sugar
230 g Glucose DE35/40
230 g Petit gâteau
70 g Cocoa nibs
760 g Total weight
Add the cocoa nibs.
Pour onto a silicone baking mat.
Leave to cool completely and grind into a powder.
Store in a dry place.
FOREST FRUIT COOKING JUICES
265 g Raspberries
105 g Blackberries
105 g Fresh blueberries
105 g Blackcurrant
55 g Redcurrant
55 g Water
50 g Sugar
10 g Fresh mint
15 g Blackcurrant purée
5 g Lime juice
770 g Total weight
Bake in a steam oven or in a pan of water at 185°F (85°C) for 45 minutes.
Drain it while it is still hot until it has completely cooled.
Keep the cooking juices for use with the vinegar-flavored forest fruit juice.
VINEGAR-FLAVORED FOREST FRUIT JUICE
325 g Forest fruit cooking juices
80 g Raspberry vinegar
405 g Total weight
FOREST FRUIT PICKLES
95 g Raspberries
55 g Blackberries
55 g Fresh blueberries
35 g Blackcurrant
20 g Redcurrant
260 g Vinegar-flavored forest fruit juice
520 g Total weight
Add the fruit to the vinegar-flavored juice and leave to settle for at least 24 hours.
FOREST FRUIT JELLY
145 g Vinegar-flavored forest fruit juice
1 g Agar-agar
2 g Gelatin powder 220 Bloom
10 g Water for the gelatin
158 g Total weight
Add the agar and bring to a boil.
Add the rehydrated gelatin.
P125 COCOA NIB SHORTCRUST PASTRY
90 g P125 COEUR DE GUANAJA
170 g European-style butter
80 g Eggs
310 g All-purpose flour
120 g Confectioner’s sugar
25 g Extra-fine blanched almond powder
15 g Cocoa nibs
3 g Salt
810 g Total weight
Gradually add the cold eggs.
Combine the mixture with the flour, confectioner’s sugar, almond flour, the ground nibs and salt.
Briefly stir all these ingredients together.
Spread out immediately.
160 g Whole milk
30 g Fresh mint
135 g Heavy cream 36%
45 g Sugar
2 g Pectin X58
45 g Eggs
1 g Gelatin powder 220 Bloom
5 g Mineral water
25 g European-style butter
448 g Total weight
Strain. Adjust the weight of milk if necessary.
Heat the milk and cream. Once it has reached 105°F (40°C), add the sugar-pectin mixture and bring to a boil.
Add the eggs and hydrated gelatin and mix, while also adding in the butter.
Set aside or pour out immediately.
FOREST FRUIT CONFIT
340 g 100% Meeker raspberry purée
170 g 100% Blackdown and Andorine blackcurrant purée
170 g Blackberry purée
35 g Sugar
35 g Glucose powder DE 33
9 g Pectin NH
15 g Lime juice
25 g Blackcurrant purée
799 g Total weight
Bring the mixture to a boil.
Add the lime juice and blackcurrant purée.
KOMUNTU 80% COCOA NIB ICE CREAM COATING
465 g KOMUNTU 80%
65 g Grape seed oil
70 g Cocoa nibs
600 g Total weight
FOREST FRUIT PICKLE COMPOTE
540 g Forest fruit confit
270 g Pickled forest fruit
40 g Redcurrant
80 g Blackberries
80 g Raspberries
40 g Blackcurrant
40 g Fresh blueberries
1 090 g Total weight
Assembly and finishing
Make the Komuntu and mint milk ice cream, whipped ganache, cocoa glaze and cocoa nib opalines. Make the cooking juices and use them to make the vinegar-flavored forest fruit juice. Prepare the pickled forest fruit.
Churn the ice cream and pipe 30g into ring-shaped molds (Silikomart SF268). Freeze.
Make the P125 shortcrust pastry and spread it out to 2mm. Freeze it and cut it into rings using an 8.5cm diameter perforated cutter and a 5.5cm diameter cutter. Bake at 300°F (150°C) for 20 minutes.
Make the forest fruit jelly and pour it into a 40×30cm frame on a silicone mat. Leave to cool. Using a 5.5cm diameter cutter, cut out jelly circles.
Store in the refrigerator with its surface covered with a sheet of guitar paper.
Make the mint crémeux and pour 15g into flexipan ring-shaped molds (Silikomart SF269). Freeze.
Make the forest fruit confit, turn out the mint crémeux and soak each one in the confit. Freeze. Cool down the remaining confit and keep it for the compote.
Whip up the whipped ganache, taking care to retain its supple texture. Pipe 20g into ring molds (Silikomart SF268), put in place the mint confit crémeux insert and cover it with 10g of whipped ganache, smoothing the surface so it is level. Freeze.
Make the Komuntu cocoa nib ice-cream coating, turn out the rings of ice cream and dip them in the glaze so they are completely covered. Freeze.
Spread some pre-crystallized Komuntu couverture between two guitar sheets and cut it into rings with an outer diameter of 9cm and a 7.5cm hole in the middle.
Spread some Komuntu couverture over a sheet of guitar paper using a fine comb. Use a stylus with a rubber tip to connect the lines together into petal shapes and curve them by setting them on a U-shaped mold. Leave to set.
Sprinkle the cocoa nib opaline onto a lightly greased silicone mat which you have covered with a petal-shaped stencil. Put the opalines in the oven at 355°F (180°C) for 2 minutes. Once out of the oven, turn the silicone mat over onto a sheet of parchment paper, then roll it over on itself to peel off the opalines. Bake them in the oven at 300°F (150°C) for a few seconds so that they take on a curved shape. Store in a hermetically sealed box away from any moisture.
Turn out the ring-shaped Komuntu decorations and put them in the freezer. Make the spray mix and use a spray gun to apply a light velvety covering to the decorations.
Heat the cocoa glaze to 68/72°F (20/22°C), turn out the rings of whipped ganache and glaze them. Place them directly onto the P125 shortbread. Store at 40°F (4°C). Make the forest fruit compote.
Arrange three dabs of whipped ganache on the back and top of each ice cream ring to stick it to the bottom of the plate.
Pipe 10g of whipped ganache into the base of the ring.
Put in place a shortbread with the glazed assembly on top.
Add 40g of forest fruit compote to the center of the ring.
Place a fine piece of forest fruit jelly to cover up the center.
Turn out the petal-shaped Komuntu decorations. Arrange three opalines and three decorations so that they are alternating and slightly overlapping.
Finish off by placing the chocolate ring on the edge of the assembly.
Meet the Chef
The Komuntu couverture is the star of this dessert, enabling it to reveal every aspect of its character. The mint’s freshness enhances its aromatic notes, and its powerful flavor is the perfect counterpoint to the tangy forest fruit.Learn more