Pineapple parfait, green asparagus ice-cream, french toast with sesame and lemon meringue

Sorbet & ice-cream recipe

For 4 portions

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Pineapple parfait, green asparagus ice-cream, french toast with sesame and lemon meringue
Maxime Collard

Maxime Collard

Chef
It is said that Maxime Collard "reinvents the Belgian Ardennes with modern colours". The young chef gained a Michelin star a year after setting up his restaurant in an old village building renovated w...
  1. Composition

    - Asparagus ice-cream
    - Pineapple parfait
    - Lemon meringue
    - French toast

  2. Asparagus ice-cream

    Ingredients

    • Milk - 400g
    • Sugar - 100g
    • Egg yolk - 6
    • Fresh cream - 100g
    • Salt - As required
    • Asparagus (purée) - 400g

    Warm the green asparagus puree for the ice-cream with milk.
    Add the cream then bring it all to the boil.
    Cream the egg yolks with the sugar and salt until pale in colour.
    Pour the boiling mixture over the egg yolks and cook until it coats a spoon (82.5°C).
    Pour the mixture into a Paco bowl then freeze.

  3. Pineapple parfait

    Ingredients

    • Frozen fruit purée 100% : Pineapple - 600g
    • Sugar - 200g
    • Water - 75g
    • Egg white - 200g
    • Whipped cream - 400g
    • Gelatine leave - 8

    For the parfait, make a syrup at 121°C with the sugar and water.
    Whisk the egg whites and drizzle in the syrup while continuously whipping.
    Continue to beat the mixture until completely cooled.
    Gently heat the pineapple puree and add the previously rehydrated gelatine.
    With a spatula, delicately add the meringue to the pineapple composition, then the whipped cream.
    Pour into shapes of your choice and freeze.

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  4. Lemon meringue

    Ingredients

    • Egg white - 160g
    • Sugar - 310g
    • Water - 95g
    • Organic lemon (zest) - As required

    For the lemon meringue, make a syrup at 121°C with the sugar and water.
    Whisk the egg whites and drizzle in the syrup while continuously whipping.
    Continue to beat the mixture until completely cooled.
    Grate the lemon rind finely then add the meringue and pour into a piping bag.
    Keep in the refrigerator.

  5. French toast

    Ingredients

    • Bread - 4
    • Egg yolk - 3
    • Fresh cream - 100g
    • Sugar - 20g
    • Vanilla pods - 1
    • Sesame seeds - 20g
    • Flour - 20g
    • Peanut oil - As required

    Cut the slices of bread into circles.
    Mix the egg yolks with the sugar, cream and vanilla seeds.
    Dip the bread slices in this mixture and then into the flour previously mixed with pine nuts.
    Fry the bread on both sides in groundnut oil.

  6. Presentation

    Ingredients

    • Pineapple - 1
    • green asparagus - 4

    Prepare the pineapple and cut it into thin slices with a slicer.
    Dry the slices in the oven.
    Cut the green asparagus into fine ribbons using a mandolin.
    Present all the components attractively on the plates.

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