Recipe: Raspberry and white chocolate pops

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As well as National Chocolate Week, it turns out next week is also National Baking Week (15 – 21 October 2018). As such, Laura Zilio, Head Pastry Chef at Burnham Beeches Hotel, has shared her recipe for raspberry and white chocolate pops served in Laura Ashley The Tea Room. The recipe creates 30 chocolate pops.

Italian meringue

Ingredients

  • 150g water
  • 450g caster sugar (for step 1)
  • 300g white eggs
  • 150g caster sugar (for step 2)

Method

  1. Combine the 450g of caster sugar and water and bring to the boil to make a syrup (around 121˚C)
  2. Once the water reaches 110˚C start to whip the white eggs with the 150g of caster sugar
  3. Pour the syrup into the beaten egg whites while whipping
  4. Continue to whip the mixture until it is cold and set

Raspberry mousse

Ingredients

  • 6g leaf of gelatin
  • 250g raspberry puree
  • 125g Italian meringue
  • 250g 35% fat whipped cream (or alternatively 75g milk and 175g double cream)

Method

  • Soften the gelatin in cold water
  • Melt the gelatin in half of the raspberry puree
  • Add the other half of the raspberry puree
  • Mix gently the raspberry puree with the Italian meringue and when it is around 30˚C add the whipped cream
  • Drop the mousse in a sphere or cake pop mould and freeze

White chocolate glaze

Ingredients

  • 140g white chocolate
  • 60g cocoa butter
  • lime zest
  • raspberry powder

Method

  1. Melt the chocolate with the cocoa butter
  2. Push a lolly pop stick into the mousse in the mould
  3. Dip the pops in the melted chocolate and cocoa butter
  4. Immediately dust with lime zest and raspberry powder
  5. Decorate as you please. We suggest decorating with small sugar flowers (as pictured)

Laura Ashley The Tea Room is open from 12 noon until 6pm. To book call 01628 429955 or visit corushotels.com/burnham/dining.

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