Mandarin/cultured cream/honeycomb

Mandarin/cultured cream/honeycomb

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From
Igni
Serves
8
Photographer
Julian Kingma

I love the flavour of citrus skin and sometimes I happily chew on it as it is. Juicing the mandarins whole with the seeds and skins – like they do in Spain – means the sorbet contains all those lovely essential oils which lend it the bitterness I love. Combined with the lactic tang of the cultured cream and the floral crunch of the honeycomb, this has become one of our most popular desserts.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
500g mandarins, skin on
125g glucose
1 egg white
50g freeze-dried mandarin

cultured cream

Quantity Ingredient
100g cultured cream
100g sour cream
2 litres liquid nitrogen

honeycomb

Quantity Ingredient
415g caster (superfine) sugar
150g glucose
65g honey
20g bicarbonate of soda

Method

  1. Juice the whole mandarins, strain and let settle, then strain again. Weigh out 125 g of the mandarin juice, add the glucose and mix together well. Churn in an ice cream machine, adding the beaten egg white halfway through the process, until frozen.

    For the cultured cream, whisk together the cultured cream and sour cream and place the mix into a squeeze bottle. Drip the mix into a bowl filled with liquid nitrogen to form small balls. Repeat until all the mix is used, scoop the balls out of the liquid nitrogen and place immediately in the freezer. Discard the liquid nitrogen.

    For the honeycomb, stir the sugar, glucose and honey together with 75 ml water in a large heavy-based saucepan over a medium heat until dissolved. Bring to the boil and heat until the temperature of the sugar mix reaches 160°C. Remove from the heat and let settle for a second, then whisk in the bicarbonate of soda and pour into a lined tray. Leave to settle until cooled, then break into rough pieces

    To serve, divide the cultured cream spheres, freeze-dried mandarin and honeycomb pieces among plates and top each with a scoop of mandarin sorbet.
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