Passion fruit opéra

Pastry recipe
Peter Coucquyt

Peter Coucquyt

Culinary Director at Foodpairing ®, partner of Sense for taste
  1. Coffee biscuit


    • Almond powder - 113g
    • Icing sugar - 113g
    • Flour - 30g
    • Egg - 125g
    • Butter - 25g
    • Egg white - 100g
    • Icing sugar - 20g
    • Chocolate
    • Coffee (extract) - 25g

    Mix the almonds with the icing sugar, flour, egg, coffee extract and butter.
    whisk the egg whites with the sugar. Add the almond mixture and mix.
    Spread the dough on a sheet of baking parchment and bake in a preheated oven at 180°C during 8 min. Allow the biscuit to cool. Rub with the melted chocolate.

  2. Ganache


    • Frozen fruit purée 100% : Passion fruit - 60 g
    • Milk - 40g
    • Fresh cream - 20g
    • Chocolate - 160g
    • Butter - 50g

    Bring the milk with the cream and passion fruit juice to a boil.
    Pour on the chocolate and mix until homogenous. Allow to cool to 37°C. Add the butter and mix.

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  3. Butter cream


    • Frozen fruit purée 100% : Passion fruit - 125 g
    • Icing sugar - 300g
    • Butter - 250g

    Melt the sugar in the fruit passion juice. Allow to cool.
    Put the butter in a bowl of a food mixer with the whisk attached.
    With the food mixer running, slowly pour the juice on the butter. Continue whisking until you obtain a homogeneous mass.

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  4. Jelly


    • Fresh cream - 250g
    • Glucose - 90g
    • Sugar - 90g
    • Butter - 90g
    • Chocolate - 250g

    Bring the cream with the sugar and butter to a boil. Pour on the chocolate and mix.

  5. Syrup


    • Sugar syrup: - 40g
    • Fresh cream - 40g
    • Concentrated milk - 5g
    • Coffee (extract) - 13g

    Mix all ingredients. Bring to a boil. Allow to cool.

  6. Assembly

    Cut the biscuit into 3 equal portions. Rub with the syrup. Coat 1 piece of biscuit with the ganache and place a second piece of biscuit on top. Leave to set in the fridge.
    Divide the butter cream into two equal parts and spread 1 part on the cake. Cover with the last piece of biscuit. Leave to set in the fridge and spread the remaining butter cream on the cake. Allow to set. Finish the cake with the glazing. Cut into desired pieces.

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