Oh crap it is August already

August 9, 2015 § 2 Comments

My friend Ollie has been giving me a big push up the backside to start what I promised I would start doing months ago, so here goes. In an attempt to stop his nagging and with promise of the smoking hot photographs that he will take, I will share some of the things going on here at the bakery. Starting with a special we ran today. We usually serve Bakers Oven Baked Beans with poached eggs in a brioche shell but today we had a bunch of extra brioche shells that needed using and haven’t run a sweet special for a while. I wanted to make a soft yoghurt mousse after a bit of kitchen banter we collectivley settled on infusing lemon verbena in the cream and honey poched pears and strawberries to top it off.

I really like this soft mousse or maybe it is more of a cream if you would like to try it here is the recipe.

Lemon Verbena Yoghurt Cream

300g Cream (35% Fat)

80g lemon verbena

150g organic sugar

2  titanium gelatine leaves bloomed

350g greek yoghurt

250g cream whipped to stiff peaks

Heat the cream, sugar and lemon verbena over the stove until it simmers remove from the heat and stir in the gelatine and set aside to cool. Strain the infused cream over the yoghurt and whisk until completly incorporated. Fold a small amount of the whipped cream into the yoghurt mixture at a time until it is well combined and pour into a container to set in the fridge.

Lemon verbina pear brioche

Photographer’s note:

Hello Oliver here,

Part of my solemn duty as photographer of this creation was to eat it after staring at it for fifteen minutes through a lens, and given Alice isn’t one to toot her own horn it is also my solemn duty to toot it for her. However I must abandon solemnity and duty in reporting that this is ball out delicious and also surprisingly light, that is not to say that I could finish the whole thing, because I couldn’t I had to share it with Seth who assembled it for me.

Apparently part of the recipe came to Alice in a dream, and I can only blush having eaten what I assume was a very good, honey covered, slightly sticky and sweet dream.

I will now perform 100 sit ups.

Namaste,

O.

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