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2020 Easter Special, Vincent Guerlais’ strawberry basket

Ingredients to make a strawberry basket

Hazelnut dacquoise:

156 g Egg whites
69 g Granulated sugar
69 g Ground almonds
140 g Ground hazelnuts
108 g Powdered sugar
26 g Flour

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Start by making the hazelnut dacquoise.
Make French meringue with the egg whites and granulated sugar.
Combine the remaining dry ingredients and gently fold into the meringue using a rubber spatula.

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Spread onto a baking sheet lined with silicon paper and bake for 12 minutes at 180°C (360°F).

Once baked, cool on a rack.

Cut two rectangles inside the baked dacquoise.

Whipped Bourbon vanilla ganache:

90 g Whipping cream 35% fat.
1 Vanilla pod
3 g Powdered beef gelatin
16 g Water
90 g White couverture chocolate
196 g Whipping cream 35% fat

Heat the whipping cream with the vanilla pod ; add the gelatin / water mixed together and pour onto the white couverture chocolate.

Allow to cook to 20°C (68°F) then add the 196 g cold whipping cream.

The following day, whip in a stand mixer.

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 Chef’s tip: Leave to rest for 24 hours for a Chantilly cream like texture and it will be a little firmer.

 

The following day, whip in a stand mixer.

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Take a first dacquoise rectangle and pipe all around it with the whipped Bourbon vanilla ganache.

You can also pipe a little of the ganache inside the rectangle.

Cover this with the second dacquoise rectangle.

Spread a thin layer (about 3 mm) of whipped Bourbon vanilla ganache over this.

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Cut strawberries in 2 and place them side by side over the entire rectangle.

Chocolate basket

Use a cardboard pattern to cut your basket shapes.

Using a mixture of chocolate, cocoa butter and unsweetened cocoa powder, give a wooden look to your basket.

Stick all the parts together using a paper cone filled with caramelized white chocolate.

assembly and Finish

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Last step, stack your basket in a bell shape over the biscuit.

Add a few small eggs and some chocolate molds as decorations to give it a little springtime and Easter feel.

You can also find on the site Vincent Guerlais recipes for the Gorilla as well as for the new-style Mendiant Egg and the Raspberry Entremets.

To order your Raspberry Entremets, do not hesitate to visit the Maison Vincent Guerlais website.

CHEF’S ESSENTIALS :

Pour pouvez également retrouver les autres recettes de Pâques de Vincent Guerlais, le Gorille, l’Œuf mendiant et l’Entremets framboise sur le site.

 

Pour commander votre Panier aux fraises de Pâques, n’hésitez pas à vous rendre sur le site de la Maison Vincent Guerlais.

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