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White Chocolate Bavarois Recipe by Ashford Castle with wine pairing

This recipe for white chocolate bavarois is from our afternoon tea menu by Executive Head Pastry Chef Paula Stakelum. It’s quite a simple recipe anyone would be able to make at home!

Makes 25

345g milk
90g pasteurized egg yolk
85g caster sugar
5 leaves gelatine
300g semi-whipped cream
300g white chocolate

1. Soak the gelatine in cold water.
2. Place the milk into a saucepan and allow to simmer.
3. Whisk the egg yolks with the sugar.
4. Pour the milk onto the egg mixture and whisk to combine.
5. Place the mixture back into the saucepan and cook for 3-4 minutes or until the mixture thickens.
6. Squeeze the excess water from the gelatine and add to the mixture, whisking to ensure the gelatine is fully incorporated.
7. Pour onto the white chocolate and whisk to combine.
8. Allow to cool to 10°C.
9. When the mixture is cool whisk in the whipped cream.
10. Place into a piping bag and pipe into silicone mould, Tap to remove excess air bubbles.
11. Place into freezer for 3 hours or until completely frozen.

When you require the bavarois remove from moulds and defrost in the fridge for 4 hours. Serve with fresh Raspberries


11WFRA003-Reserve-de-Bonpas-CDROur recommended Wine Pairing for this Recipe

Longview Epitome Late Harvest Riesling €16.99 now €13.99

This wine has a delightfully expressive nose of orange blossom, mango, and cumquats, with a honeyed undertone and faint aroma of lightly toasted hazelnuts.
The smooth velvety texture glides onto the palate bringing with it the orange blossom, peaches, Chinese lanterns and lightly honeyed mangos.
Although it may sound intensely sweet, the acidity cuts through it, leaving a beautifully balanced dessert/sweet wine that will work well with the light fresh mouse and the sweetness from the white chocolate.

Available from O’Brien’s Wines Nationwide or Online.


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