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Peach Shaped Dessert

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Peach Shaped Dessert Recipe

Makes 10 Peaches / Make 3 days ahead.
This dessert is first glazed with a thin cocoa butter-white chocolate coating, then air sprayed with the same but red colored coating to create a velvet effect and lightly sprayed again with white colored chocolate coating and then a light dust of edible silver powder.

Peach Marmalade Inserts
0.6 lb. (250g) ripe white peaches, peeled and pureed
0.6 lb. (250g) white or yellow peaches, peeled and cubed (select firmer peaches for this purpose)
1 gram ascorbic acid*
2 Tbsp (20g) sugar
4 grams pectin
2 Tbsp (25g) crème de pêche de vigne / peach vine liquor* (optional)
1 gram ascorbic acid
2 tsp (10g) lime juice.

*Ascorbic Acid (E300) is a naturally occurring organic compound with antioxidant properties and a form of vitamin C. It is used to prevent oxidation in some fruits and vegetables helping them to maintain their color. 2 tsp (≈10g) of lemon juice can be substituted for ascorbic acid but it wont replace it completely.

*The Creme de Peche de Vigne has a nose of peach pie with light floral notes. The palate taste of pure white peach flesh with hints of honey and orange blossom. This creme is made exclusively from macerated fresh vine peaches from the Coteaux du Lyonnais. The peaches from this region give the liqueur a soft, delicately sweet flavor.

Method
Puree peach flesh with the ascorbic acid or lemon juice; pass through a sieve. Meanwhile combine sugar and pectin. In a saupan, heat up peach puree, lime juice and mix in the sugar-pectin mixture and cook for 2 min; cool on ice. Mix peach vine liquor with ascorbic acid and fold in peach cubes and puree. Scoop out and fill the mini demi-sphere silicone mold (1Tbsp/15g) and freeze completely. Unmold the frozen peach marmalade halves shaving off the surface if uneven and seal them by two to make one ounce (30g) inserts. Keep doing it until done. Keep frozen.

Lemon Verbena Peach Ganache Montée (Mousse)
4 ounces (120g) ripe white peach, peeled, cored and pureed
1 gram ascorbic acid or (2 tsp/10g) lemon juice
3.7 ounces (110g) white chocolate disks or chopped
6 grams (≈ 2 sheets) gelatin
1 pint (450g) heavy cream (2x225g)
3 Tbsp (50g) creme de pêche de vigne (peach vine)
8 grams lemon verbena leaves, chopped (fresh or frozen).

Method
Soak gelatin sheet in cold water for about 5 minutes or more; drain and set aside. Puree the peaches with ascorbic acid or lemon juice and pass through a sieve; set aside. Rinse, pat dry and chop lemon verbena. Meanwhile, boil half of the heavy cream with lemon verbena, turn the heat off, cover and let infuse 20 min. Pass infused cream over the white chocolate pressing down greens to extract as much flavor as possible – discard greens. The chocolate should begin to melt, add soften gelatin and blend well. Add peach vine liquor, peach puree and the remaining chilled heavy cream; blend well and refrigerate for 12 hours at least. With the whisk attachment, beat on high speed the chilled peach ganache until soft peaks. Do not over work or it will get too firm.

Peach Shaped Dessert Assembly / Using Apple/Cherry/Peach Shape Silicone Molds.
Fill half way through each cavity of the silicone mold with the peach mousse. Place a frozen peach marmalade insert in the center; pushing down slightly. Fill up molds making sure there isn’t any gaps left behind. Freeze for 6 hours or until it has completely hardened. Carefully, unmold desserts onto a frozen tray lined with silicone mat or parchment and put back in the freezer. Make another batch with leftover of peach mousse if you only have a set of 5 molds. This recipe makes 10 servings.
Carve each frozen ‘peach dessert’ by runing the tip of a pairing knife from the top to bottom following the shape of the cake to resemble the peach design. Keep well frozen until it gets glazed.

To mimic the small peach stems: blend some dark chocolate in a food processor until it forms a workable paste; shape into very small rope and cut out some little stems. Stems can also be done using marzipan mixed with some cocoa powder. Set aside.

Yellow Chocolate Coating Glaze (Enrobage)*
8 ounces (250g) white chocolate couverture
8 ounces (250g) cocoa butter.
1/4 tsp (2g) liposoluble yellow powder food coloring.

Method: Melt cocoa butter to 175ºF (80ºC) first and pour in white chocolate and blend. Add food coloring and blend; pass through a sieve lined with cheesecloth. Keep warm – use at 77ºF (25/28ºC). *The video says 113ºF (45ºC) but it is wrong.

Red Chocolate Coating Glaze (Flocage): 3 oz white chocolate, 3 oz cocoa butter, 1/4 tsp (2g) liposoluble red powder food coloring. Keep warm – use at 113ºF (45ºC).
White chocolate Coating Glaze (Flocage): 2 oz white chocolate, 2 oz cocoa butter, 0.5g liposoluble tianium dioxyde powder food coloring.
Follow the same rules as for yellow chocolate coating glaze. Keep warm – use at 113ºF (45ºC).

How To Air Spray The Peach Shaped Dessert
Protect counter tops and trays with plastic wrap. Use carton boards to create a screen while gun spraying the cakes. The needle and nozzle of the gun must be in perfect condition, cleaned and dried. The use of a hair-dryer can be useful to keep the nozzle and cup in working condition especially during cooler temp. Or, keep empty gun spray in a ≈105ºF (40/45ºC) oven before using. To minimize risks, fill the paint cup (less than half way through) right before using it. If you have the space, the 10 peach cakes can be air sprayed and finished all at once.

1) Yellow Chocolate Shell: Use chocolate coating at 77ºF (25/28ºC) – Insert a short bamboo skewer inside a hard frozen peach cake; wear gloves.
Carefully, immerse into the yellow colored white chocolate coating glaze, pull and rotate the fruit to allow the coating to spread more evenly and set faster. Once set, place onto a frozen baking tray lined with silicone mat. At that point, the glazed desserts can be refrigerated before being sprayed but no longer than 30 min.

2) Red Velvet Effect: use at 113ºF (45ºC). Air spray peaches at a 45º angle and at 15 inches (40cm) away from the cake leaving some untouched spots to mimic the color of the real fruit.

3) White Velvet Effect: use at 113ºF (45ºC). Use the same technique but even farther from the item and in a very light touches.
Last touch up and going very easy, dust some edible silver powder.

Store finished desserts in the refrigerator for 12 hours or more to thaw completely before removing the bamboo skewers. Insert stems and serve.
Peach shaped dessert can be kept refrigerated for up to 3 days or weeks in the freezer. Enjoy!

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