Buko Pandan Miss Mi Melbourne

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This week, we’re making Miss Mi’s twist on Buko Pandan, a popular Filipino dessert made using young coconut, pandan leaves and sago pearls.

100g pandan and coconut anglaise
1 Quenelle of coconut sorbet
1 round sheet of coconut jelly
50g cooked Tapioca
50g young coconut
Lime zest

50g of coconut purée
50g of coconut milk
15g of egg yolk
0.25g of pandan essence
50g fresh pandan leaf

For the pandan and coconut anglaise, add the coconut purée and coconut milk to a pan and bring to the boil together with the fresh pandan and blend in a vitamix then strain. Place the egg yolks in a bowl and whisk in a splash of the hot coconut mixture to temper the eggs. Add the rest of the coconut mixture and whisk until fully combined.

Return to the coconut mixture to the pan and cook on a gentle heat to 85°C – the anglaise should be thick enough to stand up in a little bubble on a cold plate. If the anglaise is not sufficiently thick at this stage, whisk in a little Ultratex.

Remove the thickened anglaise from the heat, add the pandan essence and refrigerate immediately until required.

1000ml water
200g sugar
60g tapioca
1000ml coconut milk
200g sugar
30ml coconut puree
100ml glucose

Bring the water, sugar and tapioca to boil and then allow to simmer until tapioca is transparent.
Bring the coconut milk, sugar and coco puree and glucose to boil.
Clingfilm and allow to cool.
Add the milk infusion to the tapioca mix and whisk together.
Pass and split the mix between 2 paco jet containers.

480g coconut milk
50g ginger
20g lemon peel
4g agar
1.6g gellan

Boil the coconut milk with ginger and lemon.
Let it infuse for 1 hour.
Pass it through a fine sieve.
Blend in agar and gellan.
Bring to a boil mixing with a whisk.
Pour on a tray and cool down on a fridge.

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