Friday, October 1, 2010

A recipe from the 15th for Le15! Le Cordon Bleu Paris shows us how to make a Fruit Savarin.

For me, Le Cordon Bleu was the perfect experience. It completely changed my view of dessert and pastry. It took me on one long cultural journey. I keep repeating this to everyone I meet; I am in awe of the pastry scene in Paris! The shops, the packaging, the pastries that look like art and taste like heaven. Paris was my inspiration for starting Le 15 and of course Le Cordon Bleu played a big role in it.
My family with Catherine Baschet and President of LCB Mr. Cointreau

In my first week at school, I met Catherine Baschet. A wonderful and charming lady who took me under her wing. She was there for me whenever I needed anything and still continues to be my link at the school. I asked her for a recipe and she happily passed on a recipe for one of my favorite desserts! So, if you’re in the mood to experiment, please try this! The procedure may look complicated but trust me it’s not and the end result it totally worth the effort!

© Le Cordon Bleu BV 2010
Recipe from Le Cordon Bleu Paris 


Pâte à savarin
115 g flour
7 g fresh compressed yeast
85 ml warm milk
2 eggs at room temperature
75 g butter, softened
pinch salt
15 g sugar
butter, softened, for savarin mould

Sugar syrup
200 g sugar
200 ml water
½ vanilla pod (bean), split
60 ml dark rum* (optional)

175 g apricot glaze

Chantilly cream
200 ml whipping cream
20 g icing sugar


fresh fruit
Brush savarin mould with softened butter.


  1. Prepare the pate à savarin: Sift flour into a bowl. Make a well in the center and crumble in yeast. Pour warm milk over the yeast and stir to dissolve. Break eggs into the well. Gradually draw in flour with your hand and mix to a soft dough. Work dough for 3 minutes by slapping it against the sides of the bowl; it will be quite soft and sticky. Cover bowl with a damp cloth and leave dough to rise in a warm place for about 45 minutes, until doubled in size.
  2. Pound butter until very soft, mix into dough with salt and sugar. Work dough for about 5 minutes by lifting it up with the fingertips of both hands and then slapping it back into the bowl.
  3. Divide dough into 4 or 5 pieces with your hands and fit into buttered savarin mould.
  4. Cover with a damp towel and leave to rest for 15 minutes, until doubled in size. Uncover and bake in an oven preheated to 190°C; for 20 to 30 minutes or until risen and lightly browned. Turn out onto a cake rack to cool.
  5. Prepare sugar syrup: Combine sugar, water and vanilla pod in a saucepan. Bring to boil over low heat, stirring to dissolve sugar. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from heat and cool to lukewarm. Remove vanilla pod and add rum or other flavouring.
  6. Place cake rack containing cooled savarin in a large bowl or dish, ladle over syrup. Repeat until, savarin has absorbed as much of the syrup as possible.
  7. Heat apricot glaze to lukewarm, adding a little water if the glaze is too thick. Brush glaze over the savarin two or three times to produce a shine. Transfer savarin to a serving plate.
  8. Prepare Chantilly cream: Beat cream in a chilled bowl with a whisk until cream begins to stiffen. Add icing sugar and continue to whisk until stiff peaks form and the cream clings to the whisk. Fit a piping bag with a medium star tube and fill with cream. Pipe cream into the center of the savarin. Decorate top of savarin with fresh fruit of your choice.
*Rum can be replaced with a little orange flower water. Alternately poach slices of oranges and lemon in the syrup for a citrus flavour.


  1. with all the uninhibited selling of replica rolex watches through online stores, those who are keen to acquire the genuine timepiece for themselves are still powerfully geared on inspecting these brilliant watches online. for the reason of the cost difference. The Rolex is the premium line of wrist watches is renowned for the terrific excellence it have, & this is available with an rigid rate which makes it in the same way stunning as well. If they say that a Rolex is class representation since it is is. With the cost feature which is high, every person is on the track that is from where to acquire a Rolex watch. Online purchasing is no longer an issue to buy those costly actual Rolex. Clever shopper is familiar with what they need & sites that publicize Swiss Rolex Replica do not offer what they are in search of. The Net has at the moment developed in to an equal opportunity of trading that the well-designed substitutes rest absolutely on the consumer.

  2. Your work out below may assist you impression options a new fake handbags uk spin out of control. Only when you begin off of its crucial to determine that will even though the law of gravity extracts people decrease the way to find the same along with complete opposite reply that may be moving back (Newton's final legislations involving activity). No matter whether you are resting gucci replica sale, resting, ranking as well as going for walks the counter below anyone can be moving back throughout effect while using meet with you may be making by it. You don't have to enable you to the law of gravity by simply securing one's body along with taking coupled ourselves. This process allows you to chanel replica sale get involving unwanted possessing, your continual habits, which enable it to relieve stress as part of your back bone. It will eventually in addition assist you to take pleasure in tips on how to let get along with help a new change up spin out of control from a terrain. It is definitely greatest attained chanel replica sale your current scoliosis physical exercises. Spin out of control Activity Along with Stress. one particular. Stay using your toes and fingers with regards to thigh wider a part and become informed through the speak to you may be making because of the terrain. Acknowledge your force ever coming back way up. only two. Permit you to go will convert little by little for the quit nevertheless do not let your shoulder blades manage even so. Examination in case you are transferring the top over the appropriate mutual, understand the louis vuitton replica sale pose below. 3. Once your go features achieved your end involving their rotator, make it easy for your current shoulder blades to advance for a quit. VITAL -- normally do not help alone mess lowering in the land.