1 Apr 2013

beetroot granité with chocolate filled curd cheese dumplings

beetroot | curd cheese | chocolate

The following recipes you should prepare one day in advance.

Beetroot Granité 
Beetroot
1
kg
Sugar
100
g
Water
1000
ml
Rose water
3
tsp
Juice and zests of lime
2
nos
 
Peel the beetroot, chop in to cubes of 2 cm and place in a pot. Add the other ingredients and boil for 10 minutes. Allow to cool down in the pot. Do not blend the roots.
When the stock is cold strain the liquid into a container which you can keep in your freezer. After an hour you should stir the juice with a whisk and repeat the procedure occasionally to get the cristal crunchy structure.

Chocolate Canache for the filling of  the dumplings
Chocolate, dark
200
g
Cream
75
ml
Sugar
25
g

Chop the chocolate.
Place sugar and cream in a pot and bring to boil. Remove the pot from the stove, add the chocolate and stir until it is completly dissolved.
Pour into a container and keep in the fridge.

Dough for the dumplings
Egg
1
nos
Butter
80
g
Curd cheese
250
g
Flour
150
g
  
Cream butter and egg. Add the cheese and mix well. Finally add the flour and mix until you get a nice dough. 
The dough will be quite soft.
Keep in the fridge.

The day after preparation.
Take the dough and the canche out of the fridge and check if the work on the granité has been successful. Even today do not forget to stir the garanité.

At first make balls of the canache of the size of marbles.
Take some of the dough. Enough to cover the chocolate marble. Flatten the dough with some flour and place the chocolate in the middle. Now form a nice dumpling.
Place the dumplings in a pot with boiling water and reduce the heat. The water should not boil again. 
When the dumplings coming up they are done.
If you like you can roll the dumplings in grounded nuts which you mixed with some icing sugar.
If you have any left overs you can keep the dough for another few days or fill it with stone fruits. The canache you can keep in the freezer until you need it again. 

       
 
 
 
 

 

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