100 grs light flour
60 grs butter
38 grs icing sugar
12 grs almond flour
22 grs eggs
1 gr salt
1 gr vanilla essence
Place the soft butter into a large mixing bowl; add the sugar and mix in well, until it is properly blended in and the butter has a creamy texture. Next add the eggs, and mix well until everything is blended in.
Add the flour and almond flour, the salt and vanilla essence. Leave the dough to stand in the fridge for 5 minutes, to be able to stretch it out.
Stretch out the dough to a thickness of 2.8 mm. Cut to the desired size and put in cold storage to set. Then place in the oven at 160º C, for 12 minutes.
Once the biscuits have been baked, pour chocolate of strawberry sauce on them.
Strawberries cut into quarter pieces en brunoise.
Place into vacuum packed bag together with some champaign.
Vacuum pack, then use 10-20 minutes later.
Basil and Champaing gel
A handful of basil
40 ml Champaign
5 grs. cold gel cream
Blanch the basil, then add the Champaign and the gel cream, put in the blender and then strain. Place in a bottle with a nozzle.
250 g large strawberries
80 g white sugar
3 spoons of lemon juice
Wash the strawberries and cut into slices.
Cook in a pot with the sugar on medium heat for 10 minutes. You don’t need to squash or stir them, they will dissolve in the heat on their own.
Squeeze the lemon and add 3 spoonfuls of juice to the strawberries. When cooked, take off the heat and wait for them to cool a little. Blend the mix and strain. Put in a bottle with a nozzle.
Strawberry flavoured chocolate mousse inspiration
105 grs. milk
32 grs. jelly paste
20 grs. strawberry paste
220 grs. strawberry flavoured chocolate
220 grs. half-whipped cream
Half-whip the cream, and store.
Heat up the milk, add the jelly paste until it dilutes.
Add the strawberry chocolate with the strawberries and add the previous mix. Blend into a pulp. Cool to a temperature of 36ºC and add the half-whipped cream all around.
Put into a pastry bag.
White chocolate with aroma of lime mousse
125 grs. milk
36 grs. jelly masa
237 grs. white chcolate
Lime aroma concentrated drops
1 lime zest
250 grs half-whipped cream
Heat up the milk and add the jelly masa until it is completely dissolved.
Place the white chocolate into a bowl with the concentrated lime aroma drops, adding the hot milk. Blend in well to form a paste. Let the mixture cool to 36ºC before adding the half-whipped cream and the lime zest all around.
Place into a pastry bag with the nozzle of your choice.
Juan Carlos Moraes da Souza explains his recipe:
"My inspiration for this dish first came about because of my interest in promoting strawberry cultivation in Valsequillo, a crop producing elegant, passionate red fruits; and secondly for the summer-like climate we enjoy all through the year; I was looking for freshness, flavour, colour and joy in this dish…My main objective is to make clients happy, and for them to enjoy the work I put in to my recipes."
Our 25th 'dish-enhancing' secret ingredient
The region of Valsequillo is the star-studded capital of the strawberry in the Canary Islands. The municipality organizes its ‘Strawberry Day' every year, attracting many sweet-tooth enthusiasts and pastry makers along to this sensational product. There are 10 plantations alone in Valsequillo dedicated to the painstaking process of strawberry production. The end product is small in size, and is high quality and has a great taste thanks to the climatic conditions here.
Further information at the Valsequillo Tourism website