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Yogurt, coconut and pineapple cheesecake by Antonio Bachour

November 10, 2017
Yogurt, coconut and pineapple cheesecake by Antonio Bachour
Antonio Bachour
Yogurt Cheesecake: cheesecake, coconut whipped ganache, compressed Malibu Pineapple, white chocolate coating.

antonio Bachour and Carles Mampel at L'École Valrhona BrooklynAntonio Bachour shared the spotlight with Carles Mampel during his last pastry course at the L’École Valrhona Brooklyn. Both chefs shared space, techniques and advice in front of a dozen lucky people who could enjoy the technical and creative display they were offered. Tarts, individual portions, small cups, bonbons, travel cakes which, depending on the chef, had some characteristics or others. As a sample, we are left with this piece of the Miami-based chef’s repertoire. A tasty yogurt cheesecake that incorporates refreshing elements such as yogurt and pineapple to get a sweet result which is also suitable for almost any time of the year.

Antonio Bachour dominates style like few others, always attentive to the latest trends to offer fresh presentations without losing one bit of personality. Precisely in this course he offered surprising cakes thanks to a new collection of molds and updated classic ideas like the cheesecake that we present here.

 

Yogurt Cheesecake with Coconut Whipped Ganache, Compressed Pineapple

yogurt cheesecake
yields 24 servings

cheesecake

  • 500 g cream cheese
  • 224 g granulated sugar
  • 28 g whole milk
  • 564 g Greek Yogurt
  • 2 large whole eggs
  • 3 large egg yolks

Pre heat the oven to 104ºC.
In a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat cream cheese with sugar until smooth. In a separate bowl, combine eggs, yolks and milk. Add egg and milk mixture to cream cheese and sugar mixture in stages, slowly, scraping the bowl as you go to prevent lumps. Add the greek yogurt and mix in low speed. Pass through a fine mesh strainer. Pour cheesecake into the Bachour Pavoni “Pastel” mold and fill until ¾ of the mold. Bake for 35 minutes; turn off oven, and let sit for another 10-15 minutes. Check to see if done by gently shaking. Chill completely and remove from molds.


coconut whipped ganache

  • 180 g coconut puree
  • 30 g glucose
  • 30 g invert sugar
  • 270 g opalys white chocolate
  • 520 g whipped cream
  • 34 g Malibu

Bring the coconut puree to boil with the glucose and invert sugar, gradually pour over the white chocolate, emulsify with a hand blender. Mix with the cold cream and Malibu. Let set in the refrigerator for 12 hours.


compressed Malibu Pineapple

  • 1 pineapple
  • 1 vanilla beans
  • 250 g Malibu rum

Place all the ingredients into a vacuum pack and seal. Compress the ingredients and marinate in the refrigerator for few hours.


white chocolate coating

  • 500 g opalys white chocolate
  • 100 g cocoa butter
  • 100 g finely coconut flakes

Melt chocolate and cocoa butter to 45ºC, temper to 29ºC.
Dip each cheesecake into the white chocolate coating and sprinkle coconut flakes around it.


Assembly

Whip the coconut whipped ganache to medium peak. Pipe coconut panna cotta on top the cheesecake. Decorate with compressed pineapple decorate with some chocolate garnish.

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