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Black Forest with kirsch namelaka, cherry jelly and chocolate mousse by Antonio Bachour

August 24, 2018
Black Forest with kirsch namelaka, cherry jelly and chocolate mousse by Antonio Bachour
Antonio Bachour
Black forest: almond cake, kirsch namelaka, cherry jelly, glaze, Caraïbe Chocolate Mousse .

Antonio Bachour and Carles Mampel were at L’École Valrhona Brooklyn in July to share their views on entremets and petits gateaux.

The chefs, who have taught joint master classes all over the world for a long time, returned to unite talents to teach the techniques behind creating innovative entremets and petits gâteaux and to show different styles of finishing, from glazes to handmade decorations.

Students were able to make multi-layer entremets of various textures and fillings, as well as combining textures, colors, and flavors in verrines and petits gateaux alongside the chefs. In short, exploring exciting flavor combinations with gâteau bases.

Among all the creations made during the course, here we highlight one of Antonio Bachour’s: the Black Forest. Note the ingredients, its step-by-step instructions, and assembly.

Photos: Nitzan Rubin

 

Black Forest

yields 3 cakes of 18 cm

almond cake

  • 340 g Valrhona 70% almond paste
  • 340 g unsalted butter
  • 340 sugar
  • 1 ea vanilla bean (split lengthwise & scraped)
  • 6 ea whole eggs
  • 260 g all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbps baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 340 g sour cream

Preheat oven to 163°C (325°F).
Beat 70% almond paste, butter, sugar and vanilla bean until light and smooth. Add eggs slowly, mixing between each addition.
Sift all-purpose flour, baking powder and salt together over egg mixture. Add sour cream and don’t overmix.
Lightly grease a full sheet tray and line with parchment paper, then grease the parchment as well.
Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 15-20 minutes, rotating halfway through.
Cool on a wire rack, then trim edges and reserve. Cut in round pieces and reserve.


kirsch namelaka

  • 8.5 g silver gelatin sheets
  • 200 g whole milk
  • 10 g glucose syrup
  • 400 g Ivoire 35% chocolate
  • 375 g heavy cream
  • 30 g kirsch liquor

Soak gelatin in ice water until softened; squeeze out excess water and set aside.
In a small pot, bring milk and glucose to a boil. Add gelatin and stir to dissolve.
Place Ivoire 35% chocolate into a bowl and pour glucose mixture over it, whisking until smooth.
With a hand-held blender, combine chocolate mixture and kirsh, and blend well to emulsify.
Line 3 ring molds of 16 cm (6 inch) with acetate, pour in mixture and freeze until ready for use.


cherry jelly

  • 210 g sugar
  • 28 g pectin NH
  • 800 g cherry purée
  • 100 g water
  • 150 g glucose

In a small bowl, mix sugar and pectin.
In a medium sized pot, bring cherry purée, water, glucose, and sugar-pectin mixture to a boil. Remove from heat.
Line 3 ring molds of 16 cm (6 inch) with acetate, pour the mixture into molds and freeze until ready for use.


black forest by Antonio Bachourglaze

  • 45 g silver gelatin sheets
  • 250 g water
  • 450 g sugar
  • 450 g glucose syrup
  • 450 g Ivoire 35% chocolate
  • 320 g condensed milk
  • 180 g Absolu Cristal Neutral Glaze
  • AN red colorant
  • AN black colorant

Soak gelatin in ice water until softened; squeeze out excess water and set aside.
In a medium size pot, bring sugar and glucose to a boil. When hot, stir in the drained gelatin.
Place the Ivoire 35% chocolate in a medium size bowl. Pour the hot mixture onto the Ivoire 35% chocolate and emulsify.
Stir in the condensed milk and Asolu Cristal. Using a hand blender, add food color.
The glaze will be ready when it reaches 35ºC (95ºF).


Caraïbe Chocolate Mousse

  • 15 g silver gelatin sheets
  • 330 g whole milk
  • 330 g heavy cream
  • 130 g egg yolks
  • 70 g sugar
  • 3 ea vanilla beans (split & scraped)
  • 800 g Caraïbe 66% couverture(chopped)
  • 400 g Jivara Milk 40% couverture
  • 1200 g heavy cream (whipped to soft peaks)

Soak gelatin in ice water until softened; squeeze out excess water and set aside.
In a medium sized pot, boil the milk.
Whisk egg yolks and sugar in a small bowl to combine. Tranfer mixture into a medium size pot, and slowly add hot milk to temper. Cook mixture to 82°C (185°F). Stir in gelatin to dissolve.
Place Caraïbe 66% and Jivara Milk 40% couverture in a medium size bowl. Strain hot mixture over couvertures. Whisk to emulsify.
When mixture is cool 30°C (86°F) fold in whipped cream.


Assembly

Line 3 molds of 21 cm (8 inch) with acetate strips.

Build entremet upside down in following order:

  1. Pipe a layer of Caraïbe Chocolate Mousse.
  2. Place Kirsch Namelaka on top of Caraïbe Chocolate Mousse.
  3. Place some more Caraïbe Chocolate Mousse onto Kirsh Namelaka.
  4. Add Cherry Jelly insert.
  5. Add a small amount of Caraïbe Chocolate Mousse and place cake on top. Freeze.

Glaze the entremet.


Another creations that Bachour and Mampel designed during their class dedicated to entremets and petits gâteaux at L’École Valrhona Brooklyn

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