Soaked savarin with Scottish raspberries

servings 6
60 minutes

Ingredients

Savarin

  • 1 lemon, juiced and zested
  • 10g of honey
  • 5 eggs
  • 8g of dried yeast
  • 1 orange, juiced and zested
  • 70g of unsalted butter
  • 200g of flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • butter for greasing

Raspberries

  • 400ml of water
  • 200g of sugar
  • 1 punnet of raspberries, dressed with a drizzle of lemon juice and olive oil

To serve

  • 600ml of whipping cream, whipped into soft peaks

Method

1
In a large, clean bowl, mix together the flour, butter, yeast, honey, salt, and the fruit juice and zest
  • 200g of flour
  • 70g of unsalted butter
  • 8g of dried yeast
  • 10g of honey
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 orange
  • 1 lemon
2
Crack the eggs into a separate bowl, and add to the flour mix one by one, beating all the while until you achieve a thin, shiny batter
  • 5 eggs
3
Put the batter into a piping bag, and carefully pipe into the 6 greased, floured savarin moulds
  • butter for greasing
4
Preheat the oven to 180°C/Gas mark 4. Leave the mould in a warm place and allow the batter to prove. It should double in size
5
Once the batter has doubled in size, put the mould into the oven and bake until the cake is golden brown
6
Once cooked, remove from the oven and place on a wire rack to cool. When the cake has cooled to room temperature, remove the mould and leave the cake to cool further
7
Whilst the cake is cooling, make a syrup. In a clean pan, combine the sugar and water over a medium heat until all the sugar has dissolved. Continue to cook until the mix reduces down to a syrup texture
  • 400ml of water
  • 200g of sugar
8
Bring the syrup to the boil, and add the savarin to the pan. Re-boil then remove from the heat and leave to cool. Repeat this process with the remaining 5 savarins
9
When the syrup cools, remove the savarin and drain thoroughly. Place in the centre of a serving plate
10
Fill the hole with whipped cream and raspberries and serve immediately
  • 600ml of whipping cream
  • 1 punnet of raspberries