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Yoghurt and lime sorbet with pea crumb dessert recipe

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


Green pea crumb

Yoghurt and lime sorbet

Grilled lime

Mint julienne

Green pea crumb


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  • Yoghurt and lime sorbet
  • Charred Lime
  • Mint Julienne
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    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


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