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THE BRACH FLIGHT

ALMOND AND HONEY TROCADERO SPONGE

  • Almond powder 300 g
  • Icing sugar 280 g
  • Starch 45 g
  • Egg whites 200 g
  • Egg yolks 25 g
  • Vanilla bean 1/2 piece
  • Egg whites 200 g
  • Honey 100 g
  • Beurre noisette (brown butter) 230 g

Mix almond powder, icing sugar and starch together. Add 200 g egg whites, yolks and vanilla bean. Whip 200 g egg whites and honey to create a meringue. Fold into previous mixture finishing with beurre noisette. Spread and bake at 165°C for 15 minutes.


ALMOND CRUNCH

  • Honey 100 g
  • Water 50 g
  • Pollen 20 g
  • Slivered almonds 500 g

Heat honey, water and pollen. Add almonds and roast at 170°C in an oven.

  • Silvered almonds 500 g
  • Almond praline 88 g
  • Almond puree (Agrimontana) 160 g
  • Milk chocolate Mahoé 43% (Weiss) 300 g
  • Roasted cornflakes 390 g
  • Salt "fleur de sel" 1 g
  • Cocoa butter 20 g

Mix praline, almond puree and melted chocolate and cocoa butter. Add dry elements and spread into 6 x 23 cm rectangles.


HONEY CARAMEL

  • Caster sugar 180 g
  • Honey 150 g
  • Cream 216 g
  • Evaporated milk 108 g
  • Water 20 g
  • Butter 240 g
  • Cocoa butter 22 g
  • Salt "fl eur de sel" 2.4 g
  • Pollen 20 g

Cook a dry caramel with sugar and honey. Stop cooking with cream, condensed milk and water. Add butter, cocoa butter, pollen and salt. Blend and store at 4°C.


SAFFRON CARAMEL CREAM

  • Caster sugar 253 g
  • Glucose 13 g
  • Cream 890 g
  • Saffron 2 g
  • Vanilla bean 1.5 g
  • Egg yolks 115 g
  • Caster sugar 35 g
  • Gelatin powder 8 g
  • Water 56 g
  • Milk chocolate Mahoé 43% (Weiss) 250 g
  • Butter 145 g

Cook a dry caramel with sugar and glucose. Stop cooking with cream infused with vanilla and saffron for 4 minutes. Add blanched egg yolks and cook to 83°C (crème anglaise). Add soaked gelatin and pour onto chocolate. Blend, add butter and continue to blend.


MILK CHOCOLATE MOUSSE

  • Milk 132 g
  • Egg yolks 37 g
  • Caster sugar 25 g
  • Gelatin powder 2.25 g
  • Water 15.75 g
  • Milk chocolate Mahoé 43% (Weiss) 100 g
  • Dark chocolate Guanaja 70% (Valrhona) 19 g
  • Cream 165 g

Heat milk, add blanched egg yolks. Cook to 83°C (crème anglaise). Add soaked gelatin and pour onto chocolates. Cool to 29°C before folding lightly whipped cream.


ASSEMBLY

Cut sponges into 6 x 23 cm rectangles. Fill moulds with chocolate mousse and add a sponge covered with cream upside down. Add chocolate mousse and place crunch. Fill the second half with chocolate mousse and pipe honey caramel inside.


FINISHING

Glaze first half with milk chocolate glaze. Spray top half and add a light bronze lustre dust finish. Decorate with neutral glaze and milk chocolate feathers.

Recipe given by

YANN BRYS
M.O.F. Hôtel Brach, Paris.

THE IDEA?

A log linked to the world of the hotel Brach.


THE SHAPE?

Hotel Brach, in true Parisian style, an urban plant aspect. It was from the fallen plant from the room of the hotel that inspired me to create the shape of the log. The warm milky and copper tones are associated with the hotels codes.


THE FLAVOURS?

Inspired by the Mediterranean culinary universe which are implemented at the hotel. The use of pine nuts, almonds, pollen, honey and saffron make our taste buds travel.


THE TECHNICAL STEP?

The saffron infusion in order to have a prefect flavour balance.


CAREFUL

Respect the resting times of the preparations to ensure a perfect flavour balance.

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