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Chilled soup of pan-roasted plums

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I have been waiting for this season – plums at their peak of ripeness, to make this dessert, that I want do it a long time ago. The recipe is from Gordon Ramsay, Britain’s most highly acclaimed chef – the only London chef to hold three Michelin stars.  Although Jamie is my all time favorite chef, but his recipe keeps me coming back.

It is quite simple to make this soup, you just put together Plums, orange zests, vanilla pods, star anise and cinnamon sticks, simmer for 10-15 minutes until the plums are softened, and blender to a smooth Purée, chill for couple of hours.

The dessert tastes like what it looks, have a warm, earthy taste. To finish it you just truckle some yogurt on top of the soup, and voilà. The simplest finishes are often the most effective, I can’t agree more.

It’s still summer time, so why not make something cold. There it is, the lollipop vision, use leftover soup. Just put some yogurt first, freeze for 30 minutes, then pour in the soup, and freeze again.

Chilled soup of pan-roasted plums 

500g ripe dark red plums
3 tbsp icing sugar, sifted
2 cinnamon sticks
2 vanilla pods, empty pods will do
1 orange, strips of zest
2 star anise
200ml stock syrup
1 tbsp corn syrup
200g natural yogurt, to serve

1. Halve and stone the plums and set aside the 6 best halves to serve. Cut the rest into quarters. Heat a wide, shallow heavy_based pan until you can see a faint haze rising.

2. Toss the plum quarters in the icing sugar, then immediately tip them into the pan and spread out in a single layer, adding the cinnamon, vanilla, orange zest and star anise. Cook, without moving, for about 20 seconds until beginning to caramelise underneath, then turn to lightly colour the other sides.

3. Mix the stock syrup with 100ml boiling water and the corn syrup, then pour into the pan. Bring to the boil, then lower the heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes until the plums are softened.

4. Set aside to cool, then remove the cinnamon, vanilla, orange zest and star anise. Tip the plums and syrup into a blender and whiz to a smooth puree. Rub this though a fine sieve into a bowl with the back of ladle. Cover the bowl with cling film and chill the soup until required.

5. When ready to serve, slice the reserved plum halves as thinly as possible and use to line the sides of 4 shallow glasses. Carefully pour in the soup. Stir the yogurt until smooth and runny, then Trickle on top of the soup and serve.

Stock syrup
Using 500ml water and 500g sugar. Dissolve the sugar in the water in a heavy-based pan over a low heat, then bring to the boil and boil for 5 minutes. Cool and pour into a jar and keep in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.



Written by Faye

August 25, 2008 at 10:16 am

Posted in Pâtisserie

18 Responses

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  1. 一个字,美!不论是照片还是食物。Faye,谢谢指点。你都是用脚架的吗?看来我的手持稳度还不够。


    August 27, 2008 at 9:46 pm

  2. 那八角的味道会不会很重?


    August 28, 2008 at 2:23 am

  3. I\’d like to buy some red plums last week, but I was afraid they would be sour.
    You desserts look pretty cute~~~


    August 30, 2008 at 10:05 am

  4. 看过好几集Gordon Ramsay 的节目,这人真够火爆。


    August 31, 2008 at 3:36 pm

  5. 丑丫: 有时候会用,我懒,嫌拿出来麻烦。
    dd: 不会,只是带有一些香味而已。
    珍希: Don\’t worry, if its too sour, use them this way.
    其安: 谢谢。没办法,现在没那么多时间做甜点。


    September 3, 2008 at 1:10 am

  6. 太喜欢你拍的照片了,请问能向你约稿吗?麻烦加我msn:rainz122@hotmail.com谢谢:)


    September 5, 2008 at 3:00 am

  7. 好漂亮的水果。。。。

    September 7, 2008 at 1:05 pm

  8. 那个,偶要中文方子。。。行不


    September 26, 2008 at 1:13 am

  9.   师~ 欧开了咖啡含有西餐性质的店 不是很顺利 厨师都做不出偶要的感觉 现在换了新的师傅希望能做出偶像要的东西~还是喜欢师做的东东~到时候贴图给师看哟  我要冰棒的中文


    September 26, 2008 at 7:22 am

  10. faye~~~ 上大学后一直用手提..所以不像之前那样有把你这里存在my fav里…就一直没有来. =[
    最近还好吗? =] 不过一次过看你这么多更新很过瘾呢~lol. 祝你一切安好. 我喜欢peach mousse!! =D


    October 17, 2008 at 10:16 pm

  11. 从香橙苏芙哩找到这里,准备常来了,呵呵:)


    October 30, 2008 at 4:25 pm

  12. Mes: 好久都没有见到了,你也好吗?好像最近看到很多很久没见面的朋友了,很幸福的感觉,呵呵。那个peach mousse我也喜欢啊。
    nova: 欢迎常来。不过什么香橙苏芙哩啊?


    November 3, 2008 at 6:52 am

  13. 好漂亮呀!能把中文食谱放上来吗,烘焙新手,中文保险一点。。非常谢谢~


    May 28, 2009 at 8:28 am

  14. 希望放上中文食谱哪。你做的东东都好精致的感觉。要多向你学习咯:)


    January 22, 2010 at 3:15 am

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