BANANA AND COCONUT BOMBE ALASKA

Serves 12

Banana and Coconut icecream

INGREDIENTS:

2.6LCream

3.6L Milk

1 ltr Coconut puree

500gm Banana puree

2 vanilla beans

72 yolks

1200g sugar

METHOD:

Bring to the boil the cream, milk, coconut puree, vanilla and half the sugar.  Whisk the yolks with the remaining sugar, then pour the milk mix over the eggs.  Pass the mix and place back in the pot.  Cook out over a low heat until thickened.  Cool before adding the banana andchurning.

Once ready, pipe into 6cm diameter x 3 cm deep mould and blast freeze.

 

Muscovado sponge

100 gm            Egg yolks

125gm             Egg whites

80gm               Muscovado Sugar

100gm             Almond Meal

30gm               Plain Flour

80gm               Chopped walnuts

Method

Whisk yolks till thick.

Whisk whites to soft peak, and fold through whisked egg yolks

Combine Muscovado, almond meal and plain flour and sieve.

Gently fold dry ingredients into the whipped yolks and whites mixture a third at a time.

Pour batter into a grease proof paper lined tray (30cm x 40cm), spread to an even thickness

Sprinkle chopped walnuts over the top.

Bake at 160 C for 10 minutes, cool.

Cut out 12 circles with a 7cm diameter cutter.

Chocolate sauce

340ml              Water

150gm             Sugar

40gm               Coca powder

360 gm            Dark Chocolate, 72% (Michel Cluzel, Kayambe Noir)

Method

Combine all ingredients in a heat proof bowl,

Place on a pot of simmering water, stir till all is melted and smooth. Cool

Italian Meringue

200gm             Egg white

400gm             Sugar

200gm             Water

Method

Bring sugar and water to the boil, cook to 121 C,

Meanwhile, whip egg whites to a soft peak, then slowly pour boiling sugar into egg whites with machine still running, continue whipping till cool.

N.B- Time the whipping of the egg whites and the boiling of the sugar to be ready at the same time.

Assembling the bombe

Place bombe on the cut sponge disks,

Pipe meringue on bombe using a #7 plain piping nozzle, to look like a “porcupine”, place back in blast chiller

Plating up

Place bombe in oven at 180 C for 2 minutes (to soften the icecream) then blow torch to colour meringue.

Slice banana, sprinkle with sugar and gratinate to caramelize.

Arrange  banana and fresh toasted coconut on the plate

Pour chocolate sauce into a sauce jug.

Place baked bombe on plate.

Serve with chocolate sauce on the side.