Chocolate Bavarian Cream is a another tasty German dessert recipe. For those of you who have never tried it, it is rather like a cooked custard and is made with egg yolks, gelatine and whipped cream.
Known as Bayerische Creme, serve this German recipe with chocolate sauce, raspberry or strawberry coulis (puree).
As a reader quite rightly pointed out, my recipe does not have chocolate in it. An authentic Bavarian Cream is not made with chocolate, however, you can serve it with a chocolate sauce.
A word of warning! It is laden with calories, but we have to treat ourselves sometimes don't we?
2 leaves white gelatine
3 egg yolks
50g powdered or icing sugar
little vanilla flavouring
1 dessert spoon cherry brandy
Serves 4 people
Soak the gelatine leaves in cold water until soft. Whip the cream until quite stiff, but do not overbeat. Place the egg yolks, vanilla flavouring and powdered sugar in a bowl and whisk until pale and creamy.
Heat the cherry brandy in a small pan and then remove from the heat. Squeeze the gelatine leaves to remove excess fluid and then dissolve in the cherry brandy. Then add the cherry brandy to the egg yolk mixture and stir. Take about a third of the whipped cream and whisk into the egg yolk cream. Fold the remainder in very carefully.
Take 4 moulds (120ml) or a large mould and pour the mixture in carefully. Cover the moulds and place in the fridge for about 2 hours until set.
To remove the Bavarian cream, dip the moulds, up to the rim, in hot water for about 5 seconds and then tip out onto a dessert plate.
Serve with chocolate sauce, raspberry or strawberry coulis.
Melt some good quality chocolate over a bowl of hot water and serve on the side with your dessert.
You will need 250g strawberries or raspberries. 1 tsp lemon juice and 2 dessert spoons of sugar.
Wash the fruit. Depending on the size of the fruit, halve or quarter. Place the fruit, lemon juice and sugar in a tall mixing jug and with a hand mixer puree until smooth. Press the puree through a sieve and serve with your Bavarian cream.
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Zachary - USA
Tremendous website. I lived in Germany for almost 14 years. Your recipes have me excited about getting back into German cooking. Thanks so much!
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