Fresh, rich cocoa raspberry cheesecake gateaux.
Carbon black biscuit
159g egg whites
150g granulated sugar
113g egg yolks
27g granulated sugar
Preheat oven to 165ºC/330ºF.
Prepare a ½ sheet tray with parchment paper lightly greased.
In a mixing bowl, start whipping egg whites & 1st quantity of sugar to soft/medium peeks.
In a separate bowl, whip egg yolks & 2nd quantity of sugar to ribbon stage.
Once egg mixtures have been whipped, combine 1/3 of meringue into whipped egg yolks.
Fold in the rest of the meringue in two stages. Note: It need not be completely combined.
Sift and gently fold in the cocoa powder.
Spread evenly onto a prepared sheet tray and bake.
Bake until the sponge is firm to the touch for approx. 8-10 minutes.
Once baked, flip and remove the parchment to prevent from sticking and then allow it to cool.
Cut into 3cm circles. Set aside until ready to use.
True gold cheese cremeux (Note: use this recipe for crimson red cheese cremeux)
318g cream 35%
116g granulated sugar
93g egg yolks
310g cream cheese
18g powdered fish gelatin (bloomed)
In a bowl, add egg yolks and sugar.
Blend to a smooth paste.
In a heat proof bowl, add cream cheese, mascarpone and cocoa powder.
Bring to a boil cream and gradually pour over egg yolk mixture.
Blend and return to heat.
Cook to Nappée (approx. 82ºC/ 179ºF).
Pour over gelatin and blend with immersion blender.
Cool to (50ºC/122ºF) and pour over the cream cheese mixture.
Mix with the immersion blender.
Set aside to cool further until ready to mould.
200g fresh raspberries
½ of granny smith apple (diced small)
In a pot, add all the ingredients.
Cook on a low heat until the raspberries & apple are thoroughly cooked.
Mix with an immersion blender and allow to cool.
Set aside until ready to use.
50g puffed rice
30g cocoa nibs
495g sunflower and cocoa nib praline
Melt cocoa butter & praline to 45ºC/ 113ºF.
In a bowl, add the rest of the dry ingredients.
Fold all the ingredients until combined.
Spread onto a silpat and roll to approx. 0.6cm thick.
Cover and freeze.
Cut to 5cm disc.
Reserve in the refrigerator until ready to use.
Cocoa butter mirror glaze
250g granulated sugar
150g condensed milk
132g cocoa butter chips
75g powdered fish gelatin (bloomed)
In a pot add water, raspberry puree, sugar and glucose.
Boil until all the sugar has dissolved (approx.104º/ 220ºF).
Remove from the heat and pour over condensed milk.
Mix with immersion blender.
Cool mixture to approx. 55-60ºC/130-140ºF and pour over cocoa butter and gelatine.
Mix with immersion blender.
Transfer to a heat proof container.
Seal with a plastic wrap to the surface of glaze and refrigerate overnight.
To glaze, take out amount needed and warm to approx. 32-35ºC/ 90-95ºF for glazing.
25g confectioner’s sugar
125g mascarpone (cold)
112ml cream 35% (cold)
Prepare a cold mixing bowl by setting a mixing bowl in the refrigerator for minimum of 30 minutes or in freezer for maximum 10 minutes.
Sift confectioner’s sugar ingredients into a bowl, set aside until ready to use.
In cold mixing bowl, mix mascarpone and heavy cream until soft peaks form.
Gradually add dry ingredients until completely incorporated.
Whisk cream until medium/hard peaks.
Use immediately or place in refrigerator for later use.
Note: If not used immediately, cream might have to be slightly re-whipped to medium/hard peaks
Once all components have been made, prepare desired silicone moulds (samurai moulds by silikomart have been used in this recipe).
Pipe crimson red cheese cremeux to approx. 1/3 of height of mould.
Tap to remove any air bubbles.
Freeze until just set.
Pipe true gold cheese cremeux into mould to approx. ¾ of the way up.
Tap to remove air bubbles.
Place a whole raspberry in the middle and push down lightly.
Fill the centre of raspberry with raspberry compote.
Seal with carbon black biscuit.
Pushing down gently to allow cremeux to come up the sides.
Freeze until completely set.
Un-mould cremeux and glaze.
Transfer the gateaux to the feuillitine base.
Finish with two ¼ parts of a raspberry and mascarpone chantilly.
Recipe courtesy of deZaan