Nougat Parfait with a Peach Sorbet and Almond Pan De Gene

Created by Mert Seran

Nougat Parfait with a Peach Sorbet and Almond Pan De Gene

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Nougat Parfait with a Peach Sorbet and Almond Pan De Gene Chef: Mert Seran

Nougat Parfait with a Peach Sorbet and Almond Pan De Gene Category: Snacks & Desserts


Almond Pan de Gene:
  • 180g  ground almonds
  • 315g  free-range egg
  • 180g  caster sugar
  • 50g    unsalted butter, melted to 40 degrees
  • 50g    grapeseed oil
  • 60g    white cake flour, sieved with baking powder
  • 4g      Baking Powder
Nougat parfait:
  • 58g clear honey
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 43g water
  • 87g free range egg white
  • 58 pistachio nuts, roasted and finely chopped
  • 58 salted almond nougatine, coarsely chopped
  • 58 dried apricots, finely chopped
  • 435 whipping cream whipped to medium peaks and reserved in the fridge
Peach sorbet:
  • 600g water
  • 250g sugar
  • 1kg peach puree
  • 60g lemon juice
  • 3 leaves gold gelatine
Peach gel:
  • 500g peach puree
  • 50g raspberry puree
  • 5g gellespe
Almond nougatine tuile:
  • 300 caster sugar
  • 150 liquid glucose
  • 135 flaked almonds, slightly roasted
Almond nougatine (for inside the parfait):
  • 175g flaked almonds
  • 175g white sugar
  • 5g salt


Almond Pan de Gene: Yield: one 600 x 400 gastro-tray tray at 800g. In an electric mixer, whisk the almonds, sugar and eggs together until ribbon stage. Add a bit of the whisked egg mix to the melted butter, combine together and fold it back into the remaining mixture. Using a whisk, gently fold through the already sieved flour and baking powder and finish folding with a spatula making sure all the sides and base of the bowl have been scraped well. Pour the mix onto a silicon-paper lined tray and cook in a convection oven with fan for 10 minutes at 170°. When the sponge is just firm to the touch it is cooked. Transfer the cooked sponge onto a wire rack, brush lightly with a 1:1 peach puree:stock syrup mixture and allow to cool. Nougat parfait: Yield: 1x50x30cm gastro container at 1cm deep (800g per gastro). Trim a piece of almond pan de gene to 48x28cms to fit a gastro-tray. Place the honey, sugar and water into a saucepan. Cook the sugar and honey to 116*C, at this stage start to whip the egg whites. When the sugar is at 121*C, on a slow speed setting, pour the syrup onto the medium peaked egg whites. Once all the syrup has been added, whisk on a high speed until cool. Remove from machine, fold in the prepared fruits and nougatine, then the whipped cream. Pour into a gastro with soaked pan de gen at the bottom, cover with double plastic and freeze straight away. Peach Sorbet: Soften the gelatine in iced water. Chop up the puree and place in the thermo-mix. Make a syrup with the sugar and water and once boiled, add the gelatine and pour over the frozen puree and blend. Then add the lemon juice and pass through a chinois. Refrigerate for at least 6 hours and then transfer to paco-jet containers to freeze. Once frozen, churn the ice cream, allow to set-up and pipe using straight edged nozzle at 5mm. Freeze, and then portion to 12cm in length. Peach Gel: Using the thermo-mix, blend the defrosted purees together with the gellespe and transfer to bottles for service. Almond Nougatine tuile: In a large stainless steel pan bring the sugar and glucose to a light brown caramel (minimum 170*C), stirring regularly. When the mix has reached the right colour and temperature, add the slightly roasted flaked almonds and mix well. Pour the nougatine onto a silpat lined tray and allow to cool down completely. When cold, break down into pieces and vacuum pack. Reserve in a cool dry place for at least 12 hours before crushing down to powder (crushed too freshly cooked, will turn the nougatine into praline paste). In a large robot coup, crush until a fine powder. Sieve through a large grained sieve and store in vacuum bags. Reserve in a cool dry place. To cook: Sieve onto silpat and bake at 180C until golden brown , then portion using a knife to 12X3 cms. Store in a container with silica at the bottom to keep fresh. Almond nougatine: (for inside the parfait): Toast the almonds to achieve a golden colour. Cook the sugar to 165C then add the salt and the almonds. Mix well and transfer to a silpat to cool and “dry out” for 12 hours. Crush what you need for the parfait and keep the rest in vacuum bags. Chef's note: When cooking the sugar and glucose stir regularly with a spatula otherwise the sugar will tend to burn the sides of the pan. To assemble: Place a piece of the portioned parfait (12x3cms) in the middle of a plate topped with 2 pieces of peach sorbet leaving space in the middle for the plum dice. Top this with a nougatine crisp. Using a squeeze bottle form a large dot of sauce 3 cms from the corner of the parfait, place a teaspoon in the sauce and drag it horizontally to the opposite end of the plate. Arrange some plum brunoise towards the end of the sauce and serve.
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