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Recipe of the month July 2019

For your enjoyment…

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In July 2019 – recipe by Wolfgang Gumhalter – sous chef und pâtissier at Hotel & Restaurant Stefanie, Vienna’s oldest hotel:

Trio of Apricot
Flan, Panna Cotta and Parfait


Apricot Flan (1 baking tray)
125 g margarine
6 eggs
150 g granulated sugar
250 g flour
10 fresh apricots
Sugar cubes

Apricot Panna Cotta (8 glasses à 125 ml)
½ l apricot puree
¼ l milk
¼ l whipped cream
8 leaves of gelatine
150 g granulated sugar
50 g vanilla sugar

Apricot Parfait (1 terrine mould)
250 ml Crème légère
250 ml whipped cream
½ l apricot puree
2 cl rum
Vanilla sugar


Apricot Flan: Separate eggs, beat margarine until fluffy and slowly add egg yolks. Stir in confectioner’s sugar and flour to the yolks. Whip the egg whites together with granulated sugar and mix into the dough. Spread finished dough on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Distribute apricots, halved and seeds removed on the dough and put a sugar cube on each apricot. Bake at 160° in the preheated oven for 25 minutes. Then coat with apricot jam and decorate with toasted almond slivers.

Apricot Panna Cotta: Soak 4 leaves of gelatine in cold water . Bring the apricot puree to the boil, allow it to stand away from heat for 5 minutes, then add the soaked gelatine and stir it well. Fill the glasses half way with apricot puree and let the mixture cool down in the fridge for 12 hours.

For the panna cotta, soak 4 leaves of gelatine, bring the milk, whipped cream, sugar and vanilla sugar to the boil, let it cool for 5 minutes and then add the soaked gelatine. Wait for 20 minutes until the panna cotta has reached room temperature. Then slowly fill it into glasses together with the apricot puree and let it cool down again for another 12 hours. Decorate with fresh apricots, whipped cream and mint.

Apricot Parfait: Beat the crème légère until stiff and fold in the apricot puree mixed with rum. Add vanilla sugar and honey. Whip cream and slowly add to the mixture. Fill it in a greased terrine mould and deep-freeze for 24 hours.

TIP: Of course all components can be enjoyed separately. In the hotel & restaurant Stefanie we serve you flan, panna cotta and parfait as a “Trio of Apricot”, decorated with caramelised pumpkin seeds.

Enjoy it!




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