The Tear of The Pine

The Tear of The Pine

The Tear of The Pine

Opera cake

Opera cake

Opera cake

Dark chocolate,milk ice cream,honey lime emulsion

Dark chocolate,milk ice cream,honey lime emulsion

Peach Roasted with Rosemary and Vanilla

Roasted with Rosemary and Vanilla

Serves 4


400 g dry white wine
60 g sugar
30 g orange blossom honey
2 sprigs rosemary

Heat the wine, sugar, and honey in a saucepan over high heat. Stir to dissolve the sugar.
Bring to a boil and turn the heat to low. Simmer until the liquid is reduced by half. Add the
rosemary to the pan and remove from the heat. Cover and let steep at room temperature
for 30 minutes. Uncover and strain the syrup through a chinois. Reserve the syrup in an
airtight container, refrigerated, for up to 3 days.


2 peaches, peeled
Roasting Syrup

Preheat the oven to 150°C/300°F. Halve and pit the peaches. Place in an oven-safe
saucepan and cover halfway with the roasting syrup. Heat the pan over medium heat and
bring the syrup to a simmer. Cook, gently basting the peaches to evenly cook, until they
are slightly softened, about 5 minutes. Transfer the pan to the oven and roast the peaches
until tender, about 25 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven and let cool to room
temperature in the syrup.


120 g cream
120 g milk
½ vanilla bean, split and scraped
6 egg yolks
40 g sugar
2 g salt

Prepare an ice bath. Heat the cream, milk, and vanilla in a saucepan. Bring to a simmer
and remove the pan from the heat. Cover and let steep at room temperature for 30 minutes.
Strain the cream through a chinois and set aside. Whisk the eggs and sugar together in a
mixing bowl until smooth. Slowly whisk one-third of the warm cream into the egg mixture

until fully incorporated. Pour the egg mixture into the rest of the warm cream, whisking.
Cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, until heated to 84°C/183°F and thick
enough to coat the back of a spoon. Strain the anglaise through a chinois and chill over the
ice bath. Season with the salt. Reserve in an airtight container, refrigerated, for up to 3


2 eggs
255 g flour
100 g butter
60 g sugar
17 g baking powder
4 g salt
Grated zest of ½ lemon
190 g cream
5 g vanilla extract
Butter, softened, for brushing
Turbinado sugar, for dusting

Preheat the oven to 175°C/350°F. Prepare an ice bath. Heat a saucepan of water to a boil
over high heat. Carefully submerge the eggs in the boiling water and cook until hardboiled, about 10 minutes. Drain and shock the eggs in the ice bath until cold. Peel the eggs
and discard the shells. Reserve the cooked whites for another use. Pass the yolks through a
coarse-mesh tamis. Combine the cooked yolks, flour, butter, sugar, baking powder, salt,
and lemon zest in a food processor. Pulse to a coarse crumble. Add the cream and vanilla,
pulsing together until just combined. Turn the dough out onto a clean work surface and
knead by hand to fully incorporate, about 1 minute. Roll the dough out on parchment
paper to 1.3 cm (½ inch) thick. Transfer, along with the parchment, to a baking sheet.
Lightly brush the dough with softened butter and dust with turbinado sugar. Bake until
golden brown, about 10 minutes. Let cool to room temperature. Break into 2.5-cm (1-inch)
pieces and reserve in a dry, airtight container.


2 peaches, pitted and diced 2.5 cm (1 inch)
75 g peach nectar
75 g dry white wine
25 g dried apricots, sliced
5 g crème de peche

2 g malic acid

Prepare an ice bath. Heat the peaches, nectar, wine, and dried apricots in a saucepan over
medium heat. Bring the liquid to a simmer and turn the heat to low. Cook the peaches,
stirring occasionally to prevent burning, until they are soft and the liquid reduces down to
a glazelike consistency, about 25 minutes. Transfer the mixture to a blender and puree on
high speed until smooth. Pass the puree through a chinois and chill over the ice bath.
Season with the crème de peche and malic acid. Reserve the puree in an airtight container,
refrigerated, for up to 3 days.


20 g rosemary leaves

Spread the rosemary leaves on a microwave safe plate. Microwave for 2 minutes. Turn the
plate and continue microwaving the rosemary and turning the plate every 30 seconds until
the rosemary is dried. Let cool to room temperature. When cool, grind the rosemary in the
spice grinder to a fine powder. Keep the rosemary powder in a dry, airtight container.


Rosemary Ice Cream
Peach Ice Cream

Spoon crème anglaise and peach puree onto each plate side by side. Place one warm peach
on the crème anglaise on each plate. Divide the shortcake among the plates. Scoop one
quenelle each of rosemary ice cream and peach ice cream onto each plate. Sprinkle a little
rosemary powder on top of the rosemary ice cream to finish.





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”.

Milk and Snow



400 g milk
80 g glucose syrup
Preheat the oven to 65°C/150°F. Line a 23 by 33-cm (9 by 13-inch) rimmed baking sheet
with acetate. Heat the milk and glucose in a saucepan over medium heat to 82°C/180°F.
Remove the pan from the heat and froth using an immersion blender. Using a large spoon,
scoop just the foam out onto the prepared baking sheet; avoid transferring any liquid.
Scoop enough foam to fill the baking sheet, refrothing the milk as needed. Transfer the
foam to the oven and dehydrate until crispy throughout, about 8 hours. Let the foam cool
to room temperature. Break into small pieces and reserve in a dry, airtight container for up
to 2 days

2 ½ cups milk
Pour the milk in to a shallow pan and freeze until completely solid. When ready to serve, scrape the frozen milk with a fork to create Milk Snow and garnish the plates

2 cups Honey
1 cup dried Chamomile flowers


In a medium heat bring the Honey to 90°c.Add the flowers remove from the heat and steep for 15´.Return to medium heat, bring to 90°c and strain.


2 ½ cups half and half
¾ cup glucose syrup
1/3 cup Chamomile honey
2 ½ cups milk
1 tablespoon salt


Combine the half and half, glucose and honey in a small saucepan over medium heat. Season with salt and bring just under a boil. Add the milk and mix with a hand blender to combine. Strain and cool over ice. Freeze in an ice cream maker.







Place a tablespoon of Dehydrated Milk Foam in a center of a plate.Place 1 quenelle of Milk Sorbet on the top of the foam.Spoon the Honey on the top of Sorbet.Spoon 4 tablespoons of Dehydrated Milk Foam on top of the right hand side of Sorbet.Spoon 4 tablespoons of Milk Snow over the opposite side.Sprinkle with the Bee Pollen







The word Namelaka is a japanese term for creamy texture and the technique for making this creamy texture comes from the Valrhona school of pastry.



    8.5 g silver gelatin sheets

    200 g whole milk

    10 g glucose syrup

    400 g Dark 65% chocolate

    375 g heavy cream


Soak gelatin in ice water until softened; squeeze out excess water and set aside.

In a small pot, bring milk and glucose to a boil. Add gelatin and stir to dissolve.

Place 65% chocolate into a bowl and pour glucose mixture over it, whisking until smooth.

With a hand-held blender, combine chocolate mixture and blend well to emulsify.

Line 3 ring molds of 16 cm (6 inch) with acetate, pour in mixture and freeze until ready for use.




80g Powdered sugar

80 g Almond in powder

30g Flour

4 Eggs


Mix all ingredients. Spend the dough or Chinese if you do not have one, in a rather fine mesh strainer

Put the mixture into a siphon and, following the instructions, insert a gas canister and shake before the next step.

Pierce the bottom of about 5-6 plastic cups with a knife, for easy removal the cake.

Fill the cups with a third siphoned dough

Cook 35-40 ´´in the microwave (depending on your strength), maximum power.



140 g butter, cold, cubed
65 g light brown sugar
125 g all-purpose flour

50 g finely ground whole wheat flour
40 g coarsely ground whole wheat flour
3 g salt
25 g buckwheat honey
Preheat the oven to 175°C/350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Using a stand
mixer, paddle all of the ingredients on medium speed until the mixture is crumbly in
texture. Do not overmix. Transfer to the baking sheet and spread in an even layer. Bake
until golden brown, about 15 minutes. Allow to cool to room temperature. Break into
small pieces and transfer to a dry, airtight container

Green Apple with Liquid Caramel


Green Apple with Liquid Caramel

serves 8


900g of Cream
700g Milk
230gr of Brown Sugar
110g Butter
Boil in a low heat the butter , sugar salt, cream and 500gr of milk.Boil to reduce by half. Add the remaining 250g of the milk.Mix and continue to cook for another 3-4 ‘. Remove from heat strain and keep in a warm place until the time of serving.


320g of sugar
230 g of apple cider
1 vanilla been
Boil the apple cider in a saucepan.In other saucepan, make a dark caramel with 250g of sugar. Low the heat, add the warm cider and mix. Add the rest of the sugar and the vanilla. Homogenize the ingredients. Allow to cool 10-20 ‘and strain.


Granny Smith apples
3 green apples cleaned and cut 2 × 2cm
50 g of apple cider
90g of sugar
70g of cream
2gr of citric acid
½ vanilla bean
In a pan, on low heat, boil apples with vinegar, covered until soft and start to dissolve, about 20-30 ‘. Put them in the blender along with the rest of the ingredients and beat until a puree is created. Strain and cool in ice bath.


Toffee cake
250g Flour
5gr baking soda
2kg Baking Powder
230g Butter
35g of sugar
Zest from 1 lemon
1 vanilla bean
4 eggs
Toffee Sauce
Preheat the oven to 170 ° C. In a small casserole put the soda with 100 g of water and boil it. We keep it aside.Stir the flour with the baking powder.In the mixing bowl, beat butter with sugar with the mixer feather.When the cream is created , add the zest, vanilla and salt. Stir and add the eggs one by one. After the eggs are incorporated, add half of the baking-baking mixture. Stir and add the soda. Wait 1’and add the remaining flour.Cover with parchment paper a 33 × 23 baking sheet. Pour the cake and spread it evenly. Bake for about 25 ‘. Bake until golden and let it to cool, Cut into 2,5 x 5 cm rectangles. Reduce the oven at 140 ° c and place the rectangles on the wire rack. Warm it for 5 ‘.Pour a spoon of Toffee and make sure to cover all sides of each stick. Put in the oven for salt 5 ‘.Return the coated cakes to the oven and bake for another 5 minutes.Allow to cool in room temperature


100g of walnuts
20g sugar
1t.s Extra virgin olive oil
80g of almond powder
Preheat the oven to 140 ° c. In a saucepan, boil the walnuts for 20-25 seconds with a little water. Cool in ice bath and transfer to a baking sheet. Bake for 15 ‘. As long as they are still warm, transfer them to the blender along with the sugar the olive oil and salt.The resulting mixture should be coarse yet still hold its shape when pressed.We make balls in a size of ½ teaspoon and we roll them in the almond powder.When we prepare them all, we roll them again in the almond powder.


Caramel Glaze
110g Liquid caramel
150 g apple cider
150g of cream
0.4 g of xanthan gum
In a pan, let all ingredients boil over medium heat.Boil for about 10 ‘and keep warm until the time of serving.


1 mL apple cider
220g Liquid caramel
6 Fuji apples
3 Granny Smith apples
Caramel Glaze
Juice of 2 lemons
Mix in a bowl, lemon juice with 8 cups of water.Cut into 2 quarters of Fuji apples. Cut each quarter into the middle.We now have 8 quarters. Put it in the bowl with lemon juice.Peel the remaining and use 3/4- inch melon baller to extract 32 balls from Fuji apples.Peel Granny Smith apples and extract with the melon baller 1/2-inch 16 balls.To poach apples oblongs and apple quarters,use a pan.Add Liquid Caramel,apple cider apple oblong and quarters. Boil in a very low heat for about 20 ‘. Let cool in the liquid. Before serving, dip Granny Smith balls into the melted caramel glaze and back into the boiling.Transfer on a baking sheet lined with acetate.


220g sugar
110g brown sugar
110g butter
70g glucose syrup
150g cooked nuts
50g milk powder
Combine 2 sugars, butter, syrup, salt and milk powder. Cook over medium heat stirring constantly until the mixture reaches 150 ° c.Pour onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and cool to room temperature.Once cool,grind in food processor. Separately we also grind the nuts.Mix the walnuts with the mixture and keep them in airtight container.



Green apples ice cream

Walnut Toffee

Walnuts Chutney

Poached Fuji and Granny Smith apples

Toffee cake

On a plate put a spoonful of puree in the center.With the help of a cloth spread it in the shape of S. Place the Glazed in the center of puree .Arrange one Fuji apple oblong,2 poached Granny Smith balls and 4 Fuji apple balls,around the cake.Arrange 2 walnut chutney balls on either side.Dot 1 teaspoon caramel jelly around the cake and place 1 teaspoon of walnut toffee on top of the cake.Spoon a quenelle of the Granny Smith apple ice cream on top of the walnut toffee .