This dessert by pastry chef Darren Purchese is well worth the effort of preparation.

green-pea-lime-yoghurt-and-mint-dessert-recipe

Components

Green pea crumb

Yoghurt and lime sorbet

Grilled lime

Mint julienne

Green pea crumb

Ingredients

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  • Green Pea Crumb
  • Yoghurt and lime sorbet
  • Charred Lime
  • Mint Julienne
  • What to do

  • Green Pea Crumb

  • 1. Place the dry ingredients into a small mixing bowl and mix well together.

  • 2. Add the butter and rub in with your fingertips until all of the lumps have been removed.

  • 3. Form a ball of dough and wrap tightly in cling film, firm in the fridge for 20 minutes.

  • 4. Grate the dough finely using a microplane onto a baking tray lined with silicone paper.

  • 5. Spread the crumb evenly onto the tray and dehydrate in an oven preheated to 70°C for 4 hours.

  • 6. Remove from the oven and cool before reserving in a sealed plastic container.

  • Yoghurt and Lime Sorbet

  • 1. Mix 100g of the sugar with the stabiliser.

  • 2. In a saucepan place the milk and the milk powder.

  • 3. Start to heat gently and add the trimoline, glucose and the sugar.

  • 4. At 40°C add the cream and the sugar/stabilizer mix.

  • 5. Heat this mix to 85°C for two minutes before straining and cooling immediately.

  • 6. Stir in the yoghurt and the lime juice and zest and churn.

  • Charred Lime

  • 1. Segment the lime and lightly char with a blow torch.

  • 2. Reserve.

  • Mint Julienne

  • 1. Using a sharp knife, finely cut into thin strips at the last minute.

  • Putting It All Together

  • 1. Spoon a small amount of the pea crumb onto the plate

  • 2. Quenelle a portion of the sorbet on top of the crumb

  • 3. Place a charred lime onto the sorbet

  • 4. Arrange fine strips of mint

  • 5. Serve immediately

  • Recipe courtesy of Taste of Melbourne. Find out more at tasteofmelbourne.com.au

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