Ivoire 35% and Strawberry Pavlova

By by Valrhona
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Ivoire 35% and Strawberry Pavlova
Serves
Makes 8 servings
Ingredients
  • Meringue:
  • 100 grams egg whites (3 whites)
  • 80 grams sugar
  • 80 grams icing sugar

  • Verbena cream:
  • 11cl liquid cream 35%
  • 10 grams fresh verbena leaf
  • 150 grams IVOIRE 35% White Chocolate
  • 225 grams liquid cream


Procedure
Meringue: Beat the egg whites on a slow speed until the air bubbles are evenly distributed. Gradually add the sugar to give the whites an airy mousse texture. Use a spatula to carefully add the icing sugar (which you have sifted in advance) into the mix. Use a spoon to place the meringue in a ring on a tray covered with baking paper. Remove the ring, then bake in the oven for 40 minutes at 212°F (100°C). Chef’s note: You don’t have to use a ring to arrange the meringue—just use a spoon to spread it out roughly.

Verbena cream: Heat the smaller portion of cream. Once the cream is hot, infuse the verbena leaves in it for 10 minutes. Sieve through a chinois. Melt the IVOIRE 35% white chocolate. Use a whisk to gradually pour the hot cream over the melted Ivoire white chocolate, stirring vigorously all the while. Add the large portion of cold liquid cream, then mix in an electric mixer. Store in the fridge for 12 hours. Chef’s note: You can use lemon zest for your infusion or replace the verbena with orange blossom water.

Assembly: Use a whisk to whip the verbena cream until it forms stiff, airy peaks. Place the cream on the meringue and spread using a spoon. Cut up some fresh strawberries and put them on the cream. Decorate with a small amount of icing sugar and a few verbena leaves. Refrigerate for 3 hours. Chef’s note: You don’t have to use strawberries—mangoes, pineapple and lime also work, among others.

Ivoire 35% and Strawberry Pavlova

By by Valrhona
Serves
Makes 8 servings
Ingredients
  • Meringue:
  • 100 grams egg whites (3 whites)
  • 80 grams sugar
  • 80 grams icing sugar

  • Verbena cream:
  • 11cl liquid cream 35%
  • 10 grams fresh verbena leaf
  • 150 grams IVOIRE 35% White Chocolate
  • 225 grams liquid cream


Procedure
Meringue: Beat the egg whites on a slow speed until the air bubbles are evenly distributed. Gradually add the sugar to give the whites an airy mousse texture. Use a spatula to carefully add the icing sugar (which you have sifted in advance) into the mix. Use a spoon to place the meringue in a ring on a tray covered with baking paper. Remove the ring, then bake in the oven for 40 minutes at 212°F (100°C). Chef’s note: You don’t have to use a ring to arrange the meringue—just use a spoon to spread it out roughly.

Verbena cream: Heat the smaller portion of cream. Once the cream is hot, infuse the verbena leaves in it for 10 minutes. Sieve through a chinois. Melt the IVOIRE 35% white chocolate. Use a whisk to gradually pour the hot cream over the melted Ivoire white chocolate, stirring vigorously all the while. Add the large portion of cold liquid cream, then mix in an electric mixer. Store in the fridge for 12 hours. Chef’s note: You can use lemon zest for your infusion or replace the verbena with orange blossom water.

Assembly: Use a whisk to whip the verbena cream until it forms stiff, airy peaks. Place the cream on the meringue and spread using a spoon. Cut up some fresh strawberries and put them on the cream. Decorate with a small amount of icing sugar and a few verbena leaves. Refrigerate for 3 hours. Chef’s note: You don’t have to use strawberries—mangoes, pineapple and lime also work, among others.