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White Chocolate, Lemon and Coconut Delight Dessert

Featured in the July 2002 issue of Bakers Journal, this dessert was created by Jean-Luc Doridam, baking and pastry arts instructor at the Nova Scotia Community College in Halifax. Plate the recipes together to create one dessert, or make the formulas separately for individual desserts. 


White chocolate mousse

1. Melt chocolate and mix in the cream; stir until smooth. Bring yolks and sugar to 150 F in a double boiler, then whip until cool.
2. Soak gelatin and melt over low heat
3. Add gelatin to yolk mixture and stir until blended. Add this mixture to the chocolate with a third of the whipped cream; whisk together quickly. Fold in the rest of the whipped cream.
4. Pour into silicone savarin molds and freeze.

Coconut moelleux

1. Scrape vanilla into a bowl, then add other ingredients and mix until blended.
2. Pipe round bases (1-inch thick and same size in diameter as the bases of the
chocolate mousse) onto a non-stick mat.
3. Bake at 350 F until slightly golden, about five to seven minutes.

Lemon cream

1. Mix all ingredients, except for butter, together in a pot. Bring to a strong boil, then remove from heat and cool to 110 F.
2. Add butter and mix for five minutes.

Lemon verbena ice

1. Bring water, sugar and trimoline to a boil; remove from heat, then add the verbena.
2. Cover and let set overnight in fridge.
3. Pass through a Chinois, then pour into cone-shaped molds and freeze.

Strawberry and mango macedoine

1. Dice the mango and strawberries.
2. Add honey and zest and let set for at least an hour.

Assembly of plate

1. Place coconut moelleux in the centre of plate, then place white chocolate mousse on top.
2. Pipe lemon cream into centre of the mousse to fill the indent
(the indent is from the shape of the mold).
3. Scoop small amount of macedoine on top, then verbena ice on top of that.
4. Decorate plate as desired, with mango or strawberry sauce, chocolate disc and pulled sugar.


White chocolate mousse
White chocolate 200g
Whipping cream 65g
Egg yolks 2
Icing sugar 30g
Gelatin leaves 3
Whipped cream 325 ml

Coconut moelleux
Egg whites 50g
Granulated sugar 75g
Coconut 80g
Zest of 1/3 of lime
Vanilla bean 1/4

Lemon cream
Eggs 100g
Granulated sugar 120g
Lemon juice 100ml
Zest of two lemons
Unsalted butter 140g

Lemon verbena ice
Water 500ml
Granulated sugar 140g
Trimoline (invert syrup) 10g
Lemon verbena leaves 5g

Strawberry and mango macedoine
Mango 1
Large strawberries 5
Honey 15ml
Zest of 1/2 lime