BROWN RICE CUSTARD
27g brown rice
1 gelatine sheet
20g simple syrup
15g marigold tea
50g lemon juice
4 egg yolks
POACHED BUDDHA’S HAND
1 Buddha’s Hand lemon
1 — BROWN RICE CUSTARD
Toast the brown rice at 160°C, until golden brown, and let it cool to room temperature.
After the rice is cool, bring the cream to a boil, take it off the heat and add the toasted brown rice.
Let steep for 20 minutes.
While the rice is steeping, bloom the gelatine by placing it in just enough cold water to cover the sheet.
When the 20 minutes is up, strain the cream into a separate pot, add the sugar and salt.
Cook over low heat until the sugar and salt are dissolved.
Add in the buttermilk and gelatine.
Sir until fully combined. Strain though a fine strainer and set in your desired dishware.
2 — LEMON SABAYON
Combine the tea, lemon juice and sugar.
Whisk in the egg yolks until combined.
Place over a double boiler and whisk until light and fluffy.
3 — POACHED BUDDHA’S HAND
Slice the Buddha’s Hand lemon into 3cm slices.
Dissolve 500g of sugar in 250ml of water.
Place the slices of Buddha’s Hand in 250ml of cold water.
Bring to a boil, then strain out the liquid.
Refill the pot with 250ml of cold water and the Buddha’s Hand.
Bring to a boil, strain out the liquid.
Doing this removes the bitterness.
Place the Buddha’s Hand in the sugar water and bring to a simmer until the Buddha’s Hand begins to become translucent.
Take the pot off the heat. Cool and store the Buddha’s Hand in the liquid.
4 — STEAMED SQUASH
Steam the squash with the simple syrup until cooked through and tender.
Cut to desired sizes.
FINISHING & SERVING INSTRUCTIONS
Place a tablespoon custard at the bottom of a chilled bowl.
Add the sliced squash, Buddha’s Hand and marigold petals.
Sauce with the lemon sabayon.
The toasted rice in the custard pairs delightfully with the toasted aromas in Krug Grande Cuvée 171ème Édition, while the acidity of the sabayon balances the freshness of the Champagne.
California, United States
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