Gauffre-Red-&-Green---Duo-de-bigarreaux-Cream-Cheese
Gauffre-Red-&-Green---Duo-de-bigarreaux-Cream-Cheese

FRENCH GLACE CHERRY RED AND GREEN WAFFLES

  

June 1, 2015

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  • Prep: 50 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • 50 mins

    15 mins

    1 hr 5 mins

  • Serves: 8

Ingredients

Basic cake mixture

315g Caster sugar

35g Inverted sugar syrup

100g Melted butter

250g Whole eggs (5)

5g sea salt

275g Type 55 flour

5g Baking powder

150g 35% whipping cream

50g Kirsch

4 pieces (per waffle) of green French Glacé Cherries

4 pieces (per waffle) of red French Glacé Cherries

Cointreau to macerate the French Glacé Cherries

Low-fat cream cheese

220g Philadelphia cream cheese

100g 35% whipping cream

70g Non-starch icing sugar

Kirsch QS

Soaking syrup

500g water

250g Caster sugar

Zest of 1 orange

Zest of 1 lemon

1 black tea bag

5 Black peppercorns

2 Bay leaves

5 Mint leaves

Finishing

Low-fat cream cheese on one end of the waffle

Method

Basic cake mixture

Dissolve the salt into the eggs

Beat the sugars and the melted butter using a whisk

Then, in three parts, fold in the eggs at room temperature

Sieve the flour mixed with the baking powder

Mix the flour and baking powder into the wet mixture

Next add cream and Cointreau

Low-fat cream cheese

Soften the cheese and the icing sugar together using the beater blade in the mixer

Whip the cream until you obtain the consistency of Chantilly cream

Fold the cream into the cheese at the same time as the liqueur if used

Leave to chill or use immediately

Assembly

Pour the mixture into the waffle moulds and add the French Glacé Cherries, macerated in the Cointreau 24 hours in advance

Baking

Cover with a sheet of greaseproof paper and then with a baking tray

Bake immediately for 17 minutes in a fan-assisted oven preheated to 160°C

Leave to cool, then set in a blast chiller before removing from the moulds

Soaking

Bring the sugar and water to the boil. Take the mixture off the heat, and add the flavourings

Leave to infuse for 15 minutes. Pass through a fine chinois

Chill in the refrigerator

Finishing

Drain on a wire rack

Decorate with the low-fat cream cheese using a piping bag fitted with a Saint-Honoré nozzle to pipe small waves of cream

These red and green French Glacé Cherries are decorative, add crunch and are pretty and stable with even any coating

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