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Gateau St Honore recipe






Ingredients


Gateau St Honore

Choux pastry dessert

Also known as a corquenbouche it is a French favourite for weddings

Choux pastry

1 cup s/r flour sifted

pinch of salt sifted

6 tablespoons of butter

3/4 cup water

3 beaten eggs

Filling

2 ½ cups double cream

2 tablespoons milk

2 tablespoons icing sugar

2 tablespoons raspberry liqueur

Caramel

1 cup granulated sugar

2 / 3 cup water

Melt the butter in a heavy pan with the water and bring to the boil. Remove from the heat.

Add the flour and salt beat with a wooden spoon until glossy It should be the consistency to form small balls at this stage.

Turn out onto a plate and spread out to cool.

Return to the pan and gradually beat in the eggs

Fill a bag with the mixture and attach a 3/4 ins plain nozzle. Pipe the choux pastry into small balls on a greased baking sheet.

Space them out well apart. Bake in the oven for 25 mins until well risen and golden brown.

Pierce each one to allow the Steam to escape.

Return to the oven for 2 mins then cool on a wire rack.

Filling

Whip half the cream with the milk. Fold in the icing sugar, sugar and the raspberry liqueur.

Whip the remaining cream and make a mould in the centre of a serving plate.

With the other half of the cream mixture fill a pastry bag with a star nozzle.

Fill each choux bun with it and place them round the cream mould.

So that it is completely covered then pipe rosettes between each bun.

For the caramel

Melt the sugar in a saucepan with the water. Boil until it turns brown and caramalises.

Cool until the caramel begins to thicken but not set.

Pour quickly but gently over the gateau.

Leave to set and chill for 1/2 hour before serving

Gateau St Honore


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