california-raisin-pillow

California Raisin Pillow

 

GOH JACK HSENG, SECTION HEAD, PASTRY & BAKING, SCHOOL OF HOSPITALITY, ITE COLLEGE WEST

 

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Instructions

  • 1. California Raisin Pillow

    Combine cake flour and cinnamon powder. Then mix in cream, milk and egg yolk to form a smooth paste.

    Make meringue with egg white and sugar.

    Fold meringue into mixture, followed by chopped California Raisins.

    Pipe this batter into a dome mould and bake at 180°C for 12mins.

  • 2. Poached Citrus California Raisins

    Make a syrup with lime juice, water, sugar, cinnamon and vanilla seeds.

    Pour syrup over fruits and let infuse for at least 1 day. Strain out California Raisins.

  • 3. Chocolate Sand

    Mix all ingredients to form a dough and let chill for about 30mins or until the dough is firm.

    Break dough into fine pieces. Bake at 170°C for 15mins.

  • 4. Vanilla Milk Foam

    Warm milk and vanilla seeds. Add sugar and mix until completely dissolved.

    Add gelatin and cream.

    Blend the mixture with a hand held blender to create foam.

  • 5. California Raisin Butter Bread

    Make bread dough by mixing all the ingredients except cream and raisins, and allow to ferment for 45mins.

    Roll dough to 7cm width and 3mm thickness.

    Over the dough, spread a layer of pastry cream, followed by raisins.

    Roll the dough up. Divide into 20g portions.

    Allow to proof and bake at 180°C for 15mins.

  • 6. Golden Raisin Butter

    Combine all ingredients in a Robot-Coupe and blend until smooth.

  • 7. GARNISH

    Plain soft cream cheese

  • 8. TO ASSEMBLE

    Spoon chocolate sand along plate.

    Place poached citrus California Raisins and California Raisin pillow atop chocolate sand.

    In one corner, place raisin butter bread on plain soft cream cheese.

    Spoon vanilla milk foam over poached citrus California Raisins and California Raisin pillow.

    Pipe California Golden Raisin butter in another corner.