Chocolate soil and mango with cola air

Chocolate soil and mango with cola air


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About this recipe: A molecular gastronomy inspired dessert - cola air, miniature garden of chocolate soil, edible flower, lemon grass and caramelised mango. The ingredient we used to preserve the air captured is 'Lecithin' a product from soy protein. Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK

Makes: 1 portion

  • 80g mango
  • 20g vanilla ice cream
  • 100ml coca cola
  • 50g milk chocolate
  • 20g sugar
  • 3g lecithin
  • 4 edible flowers
  • lemon grass leaves

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:2min setting  ›  Ready in:27min 

  1. Cut mango into a fine dice, then place on a serving plate. Caramelise the sugar in a hot thick bottomed pan, then pour evenly on the mango slice immediately if you are slow it will not give a smooth finish.
  2. For Chocolate Soil: Microwave chocolate for 1 minute stir, microwave again for 30 seconds. Repeat the process till the liquid content in chocolate is evaporated and you get a texture similar to soil.
  3. For Cola Air: We are using coca-cola for the fizz that gives an added feel to the air. Mix the cola with lecithin using a hand blender allowing to get more air infused.
  4. Plate as shown in the picture. Quenelle the ice-cream with hot teaspoons, then place on mango. Place a heap of chocolate soil on the side, then plant a few lemon grass leaves and edible flowers. Place the cola air on top of ice cream but on a side. Serve Immediately.


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super - 27 Sep 2011

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