Fried Mascarpone Custard with Strawberry Tawny Port Sorbet and Valrhona Ganache

Total Time:
5 hr
Prep:
1 hr
Inactive:
3 hr
Cook:
1 hr

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Advanced

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Ingredients
  • Custard:
  • 4 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup mascarpone cheese
  • 1 lime, zested
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 4 eggs
  • 8 egg yolks
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup panko crumbs
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons butter
  • Julienned slices of strawberry, for garnish
  • Fresh mint, for garnish
  • Sorbet:
  • 1 pound strawberries, stemmed
  • 1/2 cup tawny port
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • Tuiles:
  • 5 ounces egg whites (about 5 egg whites)
  • 3/4 cup half-and-half
  • 6 ounces all-purpose flour
  • 5 ounces confectioners' sugar
  • Ganache:
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 8 ounces Valrhona chocolate
Directions
Custard:

In a heavy saucepan, bring 3 cups milk, sugar, vanilla, mascarpone, and zest to a boil. In a bowl, dissolve cornstarch in 1 cup milk, add eggs and yolks, and stir well. Temper the egg mixture with the hot milk mixture, and then add all of the egg mixture into the hot milk mixture and cook until rather thick. Pour into a greased half-sheet pan, cover with parchment paper, and refrigerate until completely cooled.

Sorbet:

Puree all ingredients in a food processor. Pass through a sieve onto a sheet pan. Spread out on the sheet pan and transfer to the freezer. Once frozen, process again in a food processor until smooth and freeze again. Repeat process 1 more time. Keep in the freezer

Tuiles:

Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the egg whites and half-and-half. In a separate bowl, combine the flour and sugar. Whisk the dry ingredients into the wet until fully incorporated.

On a baking sheet lined with a silpat nonstick baking mat or parchment paper, spread out circles of batter. Place in oven and bake for 6 minutes. While hot, shape cookies as desired.

Ganache:

In a double boiler or heavy saucepan, bring milk and cream to a simmer. Add chopped chocolate and stir until chocolate is melted and shiny. Keep warm until ready to serve.

Just before serving, cut custard using a triangle mold. Dust in flour, then eggs, and then bread crumbs. In a skillet, melt oil and butter over medium-high heat. Add bread crumb-covered custard triangles to the pan and cook until golden brown.

To serve, sauce plate with ganache, and place custard on 1 side of plate. Place sorbet on top of custard, and place a tuile on top of the sorbet. Place julienned strawberry with mint opposite the custard.

Professional Recipe: This recipe was provided by a chef, restaurant or culinary professional and makes a large quantity. The Food Network Kitchens chefs have not tested this recipe in the proportions indicated and therefore cannot make any representation as to the results.

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