Blackberry, Chocolate, Cocoa, Rose, Vanilla, Coconut, Gelatin Base

Recipe by Tyler Atwell
Executive Pastry Chef, Boulud Sud/Bar Boulud, New York, NY


Chocolate-Rose Flexi Ganache

0.09 oz/2.5 g gelatin sheets
0.7 oz/20 g water
1.76 oz/50 g sorbitol
0.09 oz/2.5 g agar
15.8 oz/450 g heavy cream 36%
0.9 oz/25 g glucose syrup
0.44 oz/12.5 g Nielson-Massey Rose Water
0.03 oz/1 g salt
6.6 oz/188 g Dezaan Ghana 70% Chocolate

Bloom the gelatin in ice water. In a small saucepan, combine the water, sorbitol, and agar, and bring to a boil, stirring constantly. In another pot, combine the cream, glucose syrup, rose water, and salt and warm it slightly. Once the agar mixture has reached a boil add the bloomed gelatin and return to a boil while stirring. Stream this mixture into the pot with the warm cream and bring the whole mix to a simmer. Simmer for 1 minute before pouring over the chocolate. Burr mix to emulsify without incorporating air. Pour into silicone molds and reserve in the freezer to set.

Blackberry Sponge

4.4 oz/125 g whole eggs
10.2 oz/290 g granulated sugar
2 vanilla beans, scraped
7 oz/200 g mayonnaise
9 oz/255 g all-purpose flour
0.2 oz/6 g baking soda
0.03 oz/1 g baking powder
0.05 oz/1.5 g salt
8.8 oz/250 g Capfruit Blackberry Puree

In a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, whip the eggs, sugar, and vanilla until very light and fluffy. Add the mayonnaise and whisk until incorporated.
Sift the dry ingredients and fold in, alternating with puree. Line the pan with parchment paper. Spread the batter and bake at 325˚F for approximately 20 minutes or until the cake springs back in the center. Cool before trimming for use.

Blackberry Gel

5.3 oz/150 g Capfruit Blackberry Puree
1.76 oz/50 g simple syrup
0.9 oz/25 g water
1.3 oz/38 g lemon juice
0.026 oz/0.75 g sodium citrate
0.17 oz/5 g low-acyl gellan gum

Combine all ingredients in a pot and bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce the heat and simmer for 1 minute. Remove from heat and pour into molds. Allow the gel to set in the refrigerator before unmolding.  

Cocoa Leaf Tuile

4.4 oz/125 g egg whites
4.4 oz/125 g confectioners’ sugar (10X)
4.4 oz/125 g all-purpose flour
4.4 oz/125 g unsalted butter, melted
0.9 oz/25 g DeZaan Auburn Cocoa Powder

In a stand mixer, whisk together the egg whites and confectioners’ sugar. Add the sifted dry ingredients followed by the melted and warm butter. Mix until well combined. Cool in refrigerator before spreading tuile on Silpat and baking at 325˚F for approximately 4-5 minutes.

Vanilla-Rose Mousse

5.3 oz/150 g whole milk
2 Nielson Massey vanilla beans, scraped
4.2 oz/120 g egg yolks
4.2 oz/120 g granulated sugar
7 oz/200 g heavy cream 36%
1 oz/30 g PreGel Gelatin Base
0.5 oz/15 g Nielson Massey Rose Water

Combine the milk and vanilla beans and bring to a boil.
Meanwhile, in another bowl, whisk together the yolks and sugar. Temper the egg yolks into the milk and cook the anglaise to 185°F. Remove from heat and strain into bowl of stand mixer. Whisk in the Gelatin Base by hand, then put on the stand mixer and whip on high until cool. 3. Whip the cream to soft peaks and fold into the egg yolk mixture. Either pipe into molds and freeze, or reserve in a piping bag for service.

Coconut-Lime Gelato

97.3 oz/2760 g Maximapan 150 Gelato Base
6.6 oz/188 g PreGel Coconut Paste
Zest and juice of 8 limes

Burr mix all ingredients together and then process in batch freezer.

Maximapan 150 Gelato Base

6.6 lb/3 kg whole milk
5.3 oz/150 g heavy cream 36%
19 oz/540 g granulated sugar
2.1 oz/60 g dextrose
15.8 oz/450 g PreGel Maximapan 150

Combine all the ingredients in a container and burr-mix for 2-3 minutes, or until the mixture is completely smooth. Heat the mix as directed before flavoring.


Crystallized roses
Citrus begonias
Dark chocolate décor
Cocoa leaf shards

Trim the cake and place on the plate. Top with pieces of Chocolate-Rose Flexi Ganache and Blackberry Gel. Cover with chocolate decor. Pipe Vanilla-Rose Mousse on top and finish with shards of cocoa leaves. On the plate pipe a few spots of Vanilla-Rose Mousse. Place some blackberries, crystallized roses and citrus begonia flowers. Finish the plate with a quenelle of Coconut-Lime Gelato.

Recipe from The Gelato Mystery Challenge
The Chicago Restaurant Pastry Competition 2015

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