Dark Chocolate Cremeaux, Soaked Craisins, Biscotti and Raspberries

Masterchef Jamie Fleming has teamed up with Ocean Spray to bring some Christmas crowdpleasers including this beautiful biscotti dessert.

This recipe makes enough to serve 10.
Prep time: 45 minutes
cooking time: 1 hour and 10 minutes

INGREDIENTS

SOAKED CRAISINS

  • 100g Ocean Spray® Craisins® Dried Cranberries
  • 30ml sherry
  • 30ml dark rum

CREMEAUX

  • 50g liquid glucose
  • 50g sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 4g gelatine sheets
  • 100ml cream + 150ml whipped
  • 100ml milk
  • ½ vanilla pod
  • 250g dark chocolate
  • Raspberries, to decorate
  • Salt, to season

BISCOTTI

  • 250g caster sugar
  • 2 egg
  • 200g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 100g pistachios, shelled
  • 70g Ocean Spray® Craisins® Dried Cranberries

METHOD

  1. For the soaked craisins, place the Ocean Spray® Craisins® Dried Cranberries into a small bowl along with the sherry and rum. Mix thoroughly and allow to soak overnight.
  2. Whisk glucose, sugar and egg yolks in a mixing bowl until pale.
  3. In a separate bowl, bloom the gelatine by soaking in water. Set aside.
  4. Heat cream and milk in a saucepan with the vanilla, and bring to a simmer.
  5. Pour over egg mixture and fold through. Once incorporated, return to heat.
  6. Once just below a simmer, remove from heat. Add bloomed gelatine and stir.
  7. Pour over broken up chocolate and incorporate till silky.
  8. Fold chocolate through whipped cream.
  9. Pour mixture into container. Allow to cool and refrigerate.
  10. For the biscotti, preheat oven to 180°C.
  11. Beat eggs and sugar until light and fluffy.
  12. In a separate bowl, sift flour and baking powder. Add to sugar and egg mixture and fold to combine.
  13. Add pistachios and Ocean Spray® Craisins® Dried Cranberries and mix thoroughly to form a dough.
  14. Roll dough into a log on a lightly floured bench top and place on a lined baking tray.
  15. Pat lightly to flatten the dough, and then bake in oven for 30 minutes.
  16. Remove roll from oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes.
  17. Reduce oven temperature to 130°C. Slice biscotti into 1cm thick slices and lay flat on baking tray.
  18. Bake for a further 15-20 minutes until biscotti are crisp and lightly golden in colour. Set aside and allow to cool.
  19. To assemble, crush biscotti into a rough crumble and lay onto serving plates. Spoon dark chocolate cremeaux onto biscotti crumble as desired. Season with a small pinch of salt.
  20. Serve dessert garnished with fresh raspberries and soaked craisins.
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