Preparation time: 45 minutes
Cooking time: 6 hours (candied oranges) + 9 minutes (tuiles)
The coulis and tuiles need to be prepared a day in advance.
A dessert of very thin chocolate tuiles filled with chocolate sorbet, the shape of which evokes a desert rose, all enhanced with a candied orange coulis. The only two flavors in this unique dessert are intense chocolate and candied orange.
The day before
- Prepare the coulis. Wash the oranges. With a small knife, make several small deep incisions into the flesh of 4 of the oranges.
- Place the oranges in a pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Change the water and repeat the process two more times.
- Place 3 liters (12 cups) water and the sugar in a Dutch oven. Add the 4 oranges, bring to a boil and simmer for 6 hours. Meanwhile, squeeze the other 6 oranges and refrigerate the juice.
- After 6 hours cooking time, squeeze the other oranges.
- Drain the candied oranges and purée them very finely in a blender. Add some orange juice to liquefy the coulis.
- In a bowl, combine the egg whites with the icing sugar.
- Incorporate the flour and cocoa, mix and finally add in the melted butter. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
The next day
Baking the tuiles
- Preheat the oven to 150° C (300° F). Prepare the non-stick pans or very cold silicone pan liners.
- Allow 1 tbsp. batter per tuile. Spread it out, swirling with two fingers to form very thin discs, 2 mm thick and 8 cm in diameter. Allow 5 discs per rose, although it is better to make some extras because they are very fragile.
- Bake for 9 minutes. Let cool. When cooled, gently loosen the tuiles with a spatula.
- Place all the ingredients in a saucepan with 1 liter (4 cups) water. Bring to a boil, stirring with a spatula.
- Cool by placing the saucepan in ice water.
- Place the mixture into a sorbet maker and process for about 15 minutes, depending on the machine.
- Nap the plates with the candied orange coulis.
- Place a tuile on the plate, then a small scoop of sorbet shaped with a hot tablespoon; repeat four times and end with a tuile (i.e., a total of 5 tuiles encasing 4 scoops of sorbet).
- Then tilt the tower gently to one side so that the tuiles meet and open up on the opposite side to allow the sorbet to show. The first and fifth tuiles should practically form a right angle.
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