Enjoy this fruity dessert!

Ingredients

  • tuille cages:
  • 50 g butter
  • 100 g icing sugar
  • finely grated rind of one orange
  • 2 honey
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 100 plain flour
  • additional requirements:
  • freshly whipped cream
  • selecton of mixed berries
  • spun sugar discs

Method

  • To Make Tuille Cages:
  • Cream the butter, orange zest and icing sugar together until very light and fluffy.
  • Slowly add the honey and beat well until well mixed.
  • Gradually add the egg whites and beat well between each addition.
  • Beat the flour into the tuille mixture until thoroughly smooth.
  • Cover with cling film and leave to rest for one hour.
  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
  • Line a baking tray with non stick Silone mats or baking parchment.
  • Put the tuille mixture into a piping bag with a very small nozzle.
  • To make each cage pipe an L shape.
  • Shape each L shape into a boot and pipe some trellis detail at 45 degree angles to secure the shape.
  • Bake for 5-6 minutes until lightly browned.
  • Remove from the oven and working quickly with a palette knife while the biscuits are still hot; gently bend them around a rolling pin into cages holding them to keep their shape… Mind your fingers!!
  • To serve:
  • Pipe a small amount of freshly whipped cream into the centre of your serving plate.
  • Secure your cage in this cream.
  • Gently fill with fresh berries and a scoop of ice cream on the top.
  • Garnish with caramel discs and mint leaves.
  • To Make Caramel Discs:
  • In a spotlessly clean saucepan add one cup of sugar and 1 cup of water.
  • Allow to come to the boil. Don’t stir at any stage.
  • It will begin to turn golden brown. You need to watch it carefully as it will burn quickly at this stage.
  • When it has turned golden brown plunge the base of the saucepan in cold water to stop the caramel from cooking.
  • Using a dessertspoon drizzle some caramel around a piece of parchment to achieve a rounded shape. You need to work very quickly as it sets very quickly.

Notes

Kevin's warning: NB- BE VERY CAREFUL MAKING THE CARAMEL DISCS AS BOILED SUGAR CAN CAUSE FIRST, SECOND OR THIRD DEGREE BURNS IF IT MAKES CONTACT WITH YOUR SKIN.

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