Lime Bavarois with Citrus Salad


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By Liam Tomlin

Published 2005

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Lime Bavarois

Citrus Fruit Salad


Cover one end of 8 ring moulds, 6cm wide by 3cm deep, with cling-film and set out on a tray.

Measure 315ml crème Anglaise into a bowl, add the lime juice and zest and whisk into the crème Anglaise. Cover with cling-film and refrigerate for 4 hours to allow the lime to infuse before passing through a fine chinois, discarding the lime zest. The Anglaise will be very sharp at this stage but will be diluted out once the cream is added. Soak the gelatine in cold water until softened.

Whip the cream in a separate bowl to ribbon stage and refrigerate until ready to use. Place the sugar syrup in a small saucepan and bring to the boil. Reduce to a simmer. Squeeze out the gelatine, add to the sugar syrup and stir until dissolved. Remove from the heat and stir into the crème Anglaise. Fold the cream through the crème Anglaise and pour the bavarois to the top of the moulds. Refrigerate for 6 - 8 hours until set. Place the three different citrus segments into separate bowls and pour 50ml sugar syrup over each one.

Add the Crème de Menthe to the lime segments. Add the Campari to the grapefruit segments. Add the Grand Marnier to the orange segments. Refrigerate and allow the segments to soak up the flavour and colour of the alcohols while the bavarois are setting. Drain the segments from the syrup and lay on a clean tea towel to absorb any excess syrup.

Remove the cling-film from the bavarois and place in the centre of a chilled bowl-plate. Run the tip of a knife around the edge of the bavarois and gently remove from the moulds. Arrange three overlapping segments of each citrus fruit around the bavarois. Start with the orange, followed by grapefruit and finally, the lime. Spoon a little of the syrup from the oranges to cover the surface of the bowl plate.