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Summer Berry Shortcake
 

SUMMER BERRY SHORTCAKE

 
Category: Cakes and Tarts
Difficulty: Moderate
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 35 min
Total Time: 50 min
 

INGREDIENTS

For the Drop Biscuits:
195 grams flour
15 grams granulated sugar
7.5 grams baking powder
2 grams salt
310 grams whipping cream 
80 grams IVOIRE 35% WHITE CHOCOLATE (chopped) 

For the White Chocolate Whipped Ganache:
100 grams whipping cream 
20 grams glucose or corn syrup 
264 grams whipping cream (cold)
145 grams IVOIRE 35% WHITE CHOCOLATE

 

INSTRUCTIONS

Drop Biscuits:
  • Combine all the dry ingredients. Add the whipping cream and mix until smooth. Add the chopped IVOIRE 35% chocolate. 
  • Divide into 10 portions, shape into balls and place onto a parchment or silpat lined tray. Bake at 177°C (350°F) for 6-8 minutes, or until golden brown.

White Chocolate Whipped Ganache:
  • Combine the first portion of cream and glucose in a saucepan and bring to a boil. 
  • Melt the IVOIRE 35% chocolate, slowly in a microwave, to 43°C (110°F). Be careful not to burn the chocolate.
  • In several additions, add the hot liquid to the melted chocolate, stirring well between each addition.
  • Once all the hot liquid is combined, mix well with an immersion blender, then add the second addition of cold cream and mix again. Refrigerate at least 6 hours before using (overnight is ideal).

Assembly and Finishing:
  • Slice the biscuits in half and dust the top portion with confectioners’ sugar. 
  • Whip the ganache by hand until soft peaks. Place a large dollop on the bottom portion of the biscuit and garnish with assorted berries. 
  • Finish with the biscuit top and berry sauce or puree.