Desserts

Frosted currants on a bed of light vanilla cream


Here is the delicious recipe for frosted currants on a bed of light vanilla cream, a traditional recipe with a bed of jam.

Ingredients for 4 persons

The cherry compote:

  • 150 g of Bonne Maman black cherry jam
  • 2 star anise
  • 2 gelatin sheets

Meringues:

  • (About 10 × 2 small meringues)
  • 4 egg whites
  • 250 g of caster sugar

Vanilla cream:

  • 1 liter of milk
  • 1 vanilla pod (or 1 bag of vanilla sugar)
  • 100 to 120 g of sugar
  • 6 egg yolks

Frosted currants:

  • 2 bunches of red currants / person
  • 80 g caster sugar
  • 1⁄2 bag of vanilla sugar
  • 1 egg white

Preparation time : 45 minutes Cooking time : 2h

Recipe for frosted currants on a bed of light vanilla cream

The cherry compote:

In a saucepan, caramelize the Bonne Maman black cherry jam and star anise until obtaining a syrupy coulis.

  • Soak the gelatin sheets in a bowl of cold water.
  • Place the cherry jam in a bowl then add the gelatin leaves. Let cool in the microwave, then mix lightly. Place in the fridge for 20 to 30 minutes then mix again.

Meringues

  • Beat the egg whites until stiff.
  • Add the sugar in small amounts while continuing to beat.
  • Place the meringue in a pastry bag with a fluted nozzle.
  • Pipe small meringues on a sheet of baking paper.
  • Bake between 1h30 and 2 hours at 90 ° C to 100 ° C.
  • Bake for 2 hours of cooking. At the end of this time, turn off the oven and let cool inside with the door ajar so that the meringues are finished drying.

Vanilla cream:

  • Cut the vanilla pod in half along its entire length.
  • Boil the milk with the vanilla pod.
  • Beat egg yolks and sugar in a bowl with a whisk. Slowly pour the boiling milk over the yolks while whisking.
  • Finish cooking in a bain-marie at 82 ° C when the cream begins to thicken.
  • Pour the cream into a dish. Let it cool well without covering it before putting it in the fridge.

Frosted currants:

To be done 2 hours in advance.

  • Wash the currants without hulling them. Dip them in a beaten egg white and then in granulated sugar with the addition of vanilla sugar.
  • Arrange them on a flat plate and put them in the fridge to serve very cold.

Assembly:

  • Garnish the meringues with black cherry compote and place in the fridge.
  • Serve with the custard.
  • Set a few branches aside and place them on the edge of the plate to create a decoration that is both original and delicious.

Photo credit: Bonne Maman / F. Mantovani

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