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The carnival masquerade

pão de especiarias com foie e maçã

I’ve dressed up flagrantedelicia with a pinch of salt…

Spice bread with apple and foie

Serves 6 to 8

1 spice bread (see recipe here)

6 Granny Smith apples
1 fresh foie
Pink salt and pepper
100 ml port wine
50 ml Brandy
Extra virgin olive oil
Balsamic vinegar
Brown sugar to burn
Germinated onion

Make the spice bread and keep it wrapped in cling film in the refrigerator.

Preheat the oven to 90 ° C.
Clean the foie of all veins and marinate with Brandy and Port wine for 3 hours.
Place the foie on a tray with holes and season with salt and pepper.
Bake for about 4 minutes.
Let the foie cool down and put into a rectangular lined with cling film.

Apple puree
Preheat oven to 160 º C.
Cover 3 apples with foil and place them into the oven until baked.
Let the apples cool down, remove the pulp and emulsify with a little olive oil.

Apple crisps
Mix equal parts water and sugar and bring to boil until sugar dissolves.
Cool completely.
Cut thin slices of apple using a mandoline.
Completely cover the slices with the syrup until they are soft and flexible.

Apple vinaigrette
Cut the apple in small dices.
Mix 3 parts oil to one part balsamic vinegar.
Mix together.

Cut a slice of the spice bread forming a rectangle.
Place a slice of foie on top and cover with the overlapping apple slices.
Spread brown sugar over the apple and caramelize with a blowtorch.
Serve on the apple puree, apple vinaigrette, balsamic reduction and germinated onion.

pão de especiarias com foie


6 Responses to “The carnival masquerade”

  1. PRESA SPORTIVA em 19 February, 2010

    Olala ! it’s like haute couture !

    super !

  2. Anna em 19 February, 2010

    I just discovered your blog this morning and went through it in a rush, leaving all the (quite urgent, but who cares…) work aside.
    It’s absolutely amazing!
    Thank god, it’s Friday and I’m having all the weekend to try some of your wonderful recipes…but then, there’s still the hard part to decide which ones to try first…can’t wait for it!



  3. foodtale em 19 February, 2010

    ohohoho.. this is absolutely stunning! i loved the way you decorated the cake :)

  4. LaSpicyVita em 19 February, 2010

    this is so beautiful!! i don’t know if i’m ready for foie yet, one day! :)

  5. Greekgastronomer em 19 February, 2010

    :-O !!!!!!

  6. Mowie @ Mowielicious em 23 February, 2010

    Ohlala! This is just stunning and gorgeous. I’m in love with your blog!

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