Bombe Mixture

Preparation info
  • Makes

    2 cups

    • Difficulty


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By Anne Willan

Published 1989

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A wide variety of flavorings such as fruit purée, chocolate or coffee, praline, nuts and spirits or liqueurs, may be added to this basic vanilla bombe mixture.


  • 1 cup/200 g sugar
  • ½ cup/125 ml


  1. In a small saucepan, heat the sugar with the water until dissolved, then boil until the syrup reaches the soft ball stage, 239°F/115°C on a sugar thermometer. Meanwhile beat the egg yolks until just mixed. Gradually pour in the hot syrup beating constantly. Beat as fast as possible for 5 minutes, then continue beating at low speed until the mixture is cool and forms a th