Tuesdays with Dorie BCM: Cold Chocolate Crémeux, Wine-Poached Cherries and Lots of Crumbs

August 14, 2018 at 12:01 am | Posted in BCM, cookies & bars, groups, jams & preserves, other sweet, pudding/mousse, sweet things, tuesdays with dorie | 10 Comments
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cold chocolate crémeux, wine-poached cherries and lots of crumbs

If Cold Chocolate Crémeux, Wine-Poached Cherries and Lots of Crumbs sounds pretty cheffy, that’s because it’s inspired by a dessert Dorie had a bistro in Paris. A crémeux is essentially a custard that’s thickened with gelatin. It’s not hard to make and sets up dense and rich, especially when it also has a lot of good dark chocolate blended in! The crumbs are cocoa-flavored streusel bits, and wine-poached cherries are just what they sound like…I used an Aussie shiraz in my poaching liquid. Serve this dessert in a cute little bowl…you’ll have a combination of textures and sweetness levels.

Like most desserts with multiple components, it helps when you can get some of them out of the way ahead of time. The cherries can be poached well in advance and kept jarred in the fridge. The cocoa crumbs, too, but I’d keep them in the freezer for longer-term storage. Any extra cherries and crumbs you may find yourself with will be good toppings for an ice cream sundae later…just sayin’.

For the recipe, see Baking Chez Moi by Dorie Greenspan. Don’t forget to check out the rest of the TWD Blogroll!


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  1. Looks amazing!!!

  2. Yes, this was good but ever so rich.

  3. That looks very enticing.

  4. Looks so elegant! I love this flavour combination. It’s good to know it can be done on stages.

  5. Wow everything works so well in this dish, you get the smooth chocolate cremeux (which I have never heard of but looks amazing), the fruity boozy cherries and those crumbs for texture. Awesome work (:

  6. Your plating is perfectly elegant! Can’t wait to make this one. 🙂

  7. This dish looks so gorgeous. The perfectly round crémeux, the bright red cherries and just the right amount of crumbs on the plate. Well done!

  8. Your plating is stunning!

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