Chocolate and Figs Layered Desserts

Chocolate and Figs Layered Desserts

Nina L. Palmer

One recipe to another, the white chocolate mousse varies greatly in its applications. Today, we’ll prepare a nice white chocolate Figs Layered Desserts. At the bottom of the glass, put some chocolate , crushed shortbread, all washed down with fruit syrup. The white chocolate mousse alternates with figs previously oven-roasted with saffron. Flavors blend warm and enchanting chocolate, figs and saffron perfumes.

Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Resting time: 6 hours

Ingredients list for  Chocolate and Figs Layered Desserts

Serves 6:

  • 7 ounces (40 cl) of cream
  • 1 packet of cream fix
  • 15 figs
  • 1/2 cup (70 g) powdered sugar
  • A dose of saffron pistil
  • 1/2 lb (300 g) white chocolate
  • 12 chocolate shortbread biscuits
  • 6 tbsp  fruit syrup
  • Butter
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Chop the chocolate and melt it gently in a water bath with 2 tablespoons of warm water. Smooth it with a spatula and pour into another container. In a food processor, beat the cream very firmly and add the packet of cream fix at the end.
Gradually add the cream into the melted chocolate and mix gently with a spatula. Refrigerate for at least 6 hours.

Incise the figs from the tip down to open them in 4, without slicing them entirely. Put the figs in a gratin dish with butter. Sprinkle the inside of the figs with sugar and saffron. Bake at 360°F (180°c) for 30 minutes. Remove and let cool.

Using a rolling pin, crush the biscuits. Spoon it into glasses and sprinkle each with a tablespoon of fruit syrup. Alternate layers of white chocolate mousse and chopped figs. To style the verrine dessert, garnish with a few saffron threads or bits of figs.

White Chocolate Mousse with Figs & Shortbread Biscuits

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Chocolate and Figs Layered Desserts