For the Sachertorte


    7 egg yolks

    150 g softened butter

    125 g icing sugar

    200 g dark chocolate

    1 packet (8g) vanilla sugar

    7 egg whites

    125 g crystal sugar

    A pinch of salt

    150 g flour

    Butter and flour for the mould

    150 – 200 g apricot jam, for spreading

    Rum, if desired

    Whipped cream to garnish


For the glaze


    200 g dark chocolate coating or cooking chocolate

    250 g sugar

    150-170 ml water


Melt the chocolate slowly (ideally in a bain-marie). Meanwhile, mix the butter with the icing sugar and vanilla sugar until creamed. Gradually stir in the egg yolks. Pre-heat the oven to 180 °C. Grease a cake tin with butter and sprinkle with flour. Whip up the egg whites with a pinch of salt, add the crystal sugar and beat to a stiff peak. Stir the melted chocolate into the paste with the egg yolks and fold in the whipped egg whites alternately with the flour. Fill the dough into the tin and bake for around 1 hour.

Remove the cake and leave to cool off (to achieve a flat surface turn the cake out on to a work surface immediately after baking and turn it again after 25 minutes).

If the apricot jam is too solid, heat it briefly and stir until smooth, before flavouring with a shot of rum. Cut the cake in half crosswise. Cover the base with jam, set the other half on top, and coat the upper surface and around the edges with apricot jam.

For the glaze, break the chocolate into small pieces. Heat up the water with the sugar for a few minutes. Pour into a bowl and leave to cool down until just warm to the taste (if the glaze is too hot it will become dull in appearance, but if too cold it will become too viscous). Add the chocolate and dissolve in the sugar solution.

Pour the glaze quickly, i.e. in a single action, over the cake and immediately spread it out and smooth it over the surface, using a palate knife or other broad-bladed knife. Leave the cake to dry at room temperature.

Serve with a garnish of whipped cream. If possible, do not store the Sachertorte in the fridge, as it will “sweat”.


750g Granny Smith Apples Clean and Fine
500g Fuji apples cleaned and cut into quarters
220 g of malloxide
1 1 / 2kg of citric acid
370g of milk
370g of cream
30g of glucose syrup
5 yolks
100g of brown sugar
100g of crystal sugar and another 50gr separately
50g Calvados
Slice and juice from 1 lemon
1 vanilla pod
Boil the Granny apples in a frying pan together with apple and 1 / 2kg citric acid, on medium heat for about 20 ‘.We still cook them in the blender.In a saucepan, warm the milk, cream and glucose syrup. Add the apple puree and mix the 100g of sugar with the yolks and add them to the milk cream. We stand until 82 ° c. Sweeten, add the salt, the rest of the citric acid and Cavados. We cry and work on the ice cream machine.Preheat the oven to 160 ° C.In a frying pan Fuji apples put the brown sugar, lemon juice and the rest of the crystallized sugar. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 40-45 ‘. When cooked, add the zest. Put the ice cream in a form, fill in the surface of the thick cords from the puree and with a knife make cuts to get inside the ice cream the purity.We keep in the freezer






Makes about 900 g
500 g white balsamic vinegar
200 g sugar
200 g water
50 g salt
Combine the ingredients in a large saucepan and bring to a simmer over high heat. Whisk

to fully dissolve the sugar and salt and remove the pan from the heat. Let cool to room
temperature and reserve in an airtight container, refrigerated, for up to 2 weeks



Makes about 680 g
1 kg butter, cubed
Heat the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. As the butter melts and starts to

foam, whisk occasionally to evenly cook. Turn the heat to low and continue to whisk
occasionally to prevent burning. Cook until the butter turns dark brown and has a nutty
aroma, about 30 minutes. Immediately strain the butter through a coffee filter, discarding
the solids. Let cool to room temperature and reserve in an airtight container, refrigerated,
for up to 1 week, or frozen for up to 1 month.



Makes about 1 kg
2 lobes foie gras, about 800 g each
15 g salt
2 g pink curing salt #1
2 g sugar
2 g white pepper
9 g Madeira
5 g brandy
Keep the foie gras in the original packaging and let sit at room temperature for 30 minutes

to temper. Remove the foie from the packaging. Working with one lobe at a time, carefully
push away the foie from the veins and lift the veins out of the foie. Repeat with the second
lobe. Pass the deveined foie gras through a coarse-mesh tamis. Separate 1 kg of foie and
place in a large mixing bowl. Reserve the rest for another use. Combine the salts, sugar,
and white pepper in a spice grinder and grind to a fine powder. Season the foie with the
powdered mix. Add the Madeira and brandy and mix until fully incorporated. Seal the
seasoned foie gras airtight in a sous vide bag. Refrigerate overnight to marinate. Remove
the marinated foie from the bag and transfer to the bowl of a stand mixer with the whisk
attachment. Whip the foie on medium speed until smooth and emulsified, about 5 minutes.
Immediately seal the foie airtight in a sous vide bag and reserve, refrigerated, for up to 1



Makes about 500 g
150 g Brown Butter
50 g butter
240 g dry white wine
1 egg
3 egg yolks
30 g lemon juice
6 g salt
Heat a water bath to 62°C/145°F. Combine both butters in a saucepan and heat over low

heat until melted and warmed through. Remove from the heat and keep warm. Heat the
wine to a simmer in a saucepan over medium heat. Simmer and reduce the wine by threequarters. Remove the pan from the heat and keep warm. Combine the egg and egg yolks in
a mixing bowl and whisk to combine. Using an immersion blender, slowly blend in the
warm reduced wine, lemon juice, and salt. Be careful not to scramble the eggs. Once
combined, slowly blend in the warm butters, continuing to blend until fully emulsified.
Transfer the sabayon to an iSi canister and charge with two charges of N2O. Cook the
sabayon in the water bath for 45 minutes. Keep warm until ready to use.




Makes about 250 g
 2loaves Brioche
Preheat the oven to 95°C/200°F. Trim the outer crusts from the loaf and discard. Cut the

loaf into 5-cm (2-inch) cubes and spread on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Dry in the oven until dehydrated throughout, about 6 hours. Remove the brioche from the
oven and let cool to room temperature. Transfer to a food processor and grind to a fine
crumb. Reserve the bread crumbs in a dry, airtight container, frozen, for up to 1 month2




Makes about 150 g
180 g olive oil
Grated zest of 2 oranges
Combine the oil and orange zest in a heatproof bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Heat the

orange oil in a double boiler over low heat and prepare an ice bath. Cook the oil for 1 hour
to infuse. Strain the oil through a chinois. Chill the oil over the ice bath. Reserve the
orange oil in an airtight container, refrigerated, for up to 1 week.




Makes about 650 g
105 g Sorbet Syrup
600 g orange juice
1 g xanthan gum
7 g orange bitters
1 g citric acid
Gently warm the sorbet syrup in a saucepan over low heat until fluid. Start to blend the

juice in a blender on low speed. Add the syrup and blend until incorporated. Slowly add
the xanthan gum and blend on medium speed for 1 minute to fully hydrate the gum.
Season the juice with the bitters and citric acid and strain through a chinois. Refrigerate
overnight in an airtight container. Freeze in an ice cream machine and reserve in an
airtight container, frozen.




Makes about 200 g
250 g vodka

112 g star anise pods
Heat the vodka and star anise in a saucepan over low heat. Gently cook, without

simmering, for 30 minutes. Strain through a chinois and let cool to room temperature.
Reserve in an airtight container, refrigerated, for up to 1 month.