REYNOLD POERNOMO

PARADISE SOLOMON

created with L'OR Espresso Papua New Guinea

Serves 8

PREPARATION

Coffee & Coconut Whipped Ganache

Soak gelatine in cold water to soften.

Combine cream (A), coconut, L’OR Espresso Papua New Guinea, and salt together in a pot and bring to a simmer over medium heat.

Then pour hot mixture into a jug with white chocolate and blend using an immersion blender.

Blend in gelatine and allow to cool then add in cold cream (B). Set aside in the fridge in a container.

Once ganache is fully set, transfer to a mixer with a whisk attachment and whisk on high speed until stiff peaks form. Transfer to a piping bag and store in the fridge until needed.

Cold Steeped Coffee Ice Cream

Prepare this one day in advance.

Combine milk and ground coffee together and allow to steep overnight. The following day, strain through a fine sieve lined with cloth.
Place coffee milk and cream in a saucepan and bring to a simmer. Meanwhile whisk yolks and sugar together until fluffy, then whisk in hot liquid mixture.
Return to the heat until it reaches 85C or thickened enough to coat the back of a spoon.

Chill the mixture and then churn in an ice cream maker. Store in the freezer until needed.

Mango Gel

  • 250g Mango Puree
  • 50g Sugar
  • 1g Ground cinnamon
  • 1g Ground ginger
  • Pinch of ground chilli powder
  • ½ Juice of Lime
  • 3g Agar

Whisk all the ingredients together and bring to a boil.

Transfer the hot mixture to a container and let it set in the fridge.

Once jelly has set, transfer to a blender and blend until smooth. Then transfer to a piping bag.

Coconut & Palm Sugar Brownie

  • 270g Muscovado chocolate
  • 250g Unsalted butter
  • 240g Palm sugar
  • 60g Plain flour
  • 80g Cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 4 Whole eggs
  • 2 Pinch of sea salt

Preheat the oven to 160C.

Combine the sea salt, palm sugar, butter and chocolate together in a glass mixing bowl and microwave on high for 45-60s bursts stirring in between until fully melted.

Whisk in eggs until combined.

Sift the rest of the dry ingredients into the chocolate mixture and fold until a batter is formed.

Line a baking tray with baking paper and spray with oil.

Spread brownie mixture 2cm in thickness and bake for 15-20 minutes.

Set brownie aside and allow to cool down at room temperature before placing into the fridge.

Then cut brownies into 5cm wide ellipses with a ring cutter.

Feijoa & Guava

  • 2 Feijoa peeled and finely diced
  • 150g Guava puree
  • 15g Lime juice

Mix together to create a compote like texture, set aside until needed.

Vanilla Oil

  • 100g Grapeseed oil
  • 2 Vanilla beans

Scrape vanilla beans with the pods into a small bowl and heat up the grapeseed oil to 100C.

Then pour the grapeseed oil into the bowl, mixing the vanilla. Allow to cool.

To Serve

  • White edible flower

Place brownie ellipse onto the middle of the serving plate and then pipe a large dollop of whipped ganache on top. Create a well on the ganache with the back of the spoon that isslightly heated.

Garnish the outside of the ganache with white edible flowers.

Then place a spoonful of fresh feijoa and guava mix in the well of the ganache.

Place a rocher of coffee ice cream on top of the guava and drizzle with vanilla oil on top