Preparation time overnight
Cooking time 1 hr 10 min
100 g dried cranberries
30 ml sherry
30 ml dark rum
50 g liquid glucose
50 g sugar
2 egg yolks
4 g gelatine sheets
100 ml cream + 150ml cream, whipped
100 ml milk
½ vanilla pod
250 g dark chocolate, broken up into pieces
250 g caster sugar
200 g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
100 g pistachios, shelled
70 g dried cranberries
Raspberries, to decorate
Salt, to season
1 For the infused cranberries, place the dried cranberries into a small bowl with the sherry and rum. Mix thoroughly and allow to soak overnight.
2 Whisk glucose, sugar and egg yolks in a mixing bowl until pale.
3 In a separate bowl, bloom the gelatine by soaking in water. Set aside.
4 Heat cream and milk in a saucepan with the vanilla, and bring to a simmer.
5 Pour over egg mixture and fold through. Once incorporated, return to heat. Once just below a simmer, remove from heat. Add bloomed gelatine and stir.
6 Pour over broken up chocolate and incorporate till silky.
7 Fold chocolate mixture through whipped cream.
8 Pour mixture into container. Allow to cool and refrigerate.
9 For the biscotti, preheat oven to 180°C.
10 Beat sugar and eggs until light and fluffy.
11 In a separate bowl, sift flour and baking powder. Add to sugar and egg mixture and fold to combine. Add pistachios and dried cranberries and mix thoroughly to form a dough.
12 Roll dough into a log on a lightly floured bench top and place on a lined baking tray. Pat lightly to flatten the dough, and then bake in oven for 30 minutes. Remove roll from oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes.
13 Reduce oven temperature to 130°C. Slice biscotti into 1cm thick slices and lay flat on baking tray.
14 Bake for a further 15-20 minutes until biscotti are crisp and lightly golden in colour. Set aside and allow to cool.
15 To assemble, crush biscotti into a rough crumble and lay onto serving plates. Spoon dark chocolate cremeaux onto biscotti crumble as desired. Season with a small pinch of salt.
16 Serve dessert garnished with fresh raspberries and infused cranberries.
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