Smashbox by the Chef: Damien Bouchery's colorful & seasonal dessert
One month ago, we introduced The Smashbox together with Bellerose. We hope you had a lot of fun smashing and sharing it. But there's actually much more you can do with 3 giant biscuits and a little hammer. To prove it, we've asked 4 of our favorite chefs from Brussels to create a recipe with the Smashbox. And they've taken it pretty seriously.
To open this series, Damien Bouchery, the very talented chef and co-founder of restaurant together with Bénédicte Bantuelle, created a colorful & seasonal dessert. Here's the complete recipe to create the same chef d'oeuvre at home.
Apple confit & dry fruits with caramel ice cream and speculoos crumbs
Ingredients for 4 servings
- 2 nice apples
- 100g butter
- 4 dried figs
- 50g raisins
- 50g dates
- 50g dried apricots
- 1 pomegranate
- 1 persimmon
- Lemon zests
- 250g caramel ice cream
- Dandoy speculoos crumbs (for his recipe, Damien chose the Pain d'amande version from the Smashbox)
Quarter and core the apples.
Gently roast the apples in butter then add the dry fruits. Bake in the oven (80°C) for 3 hours and toss to coat well every once in a while.
Leave it to cool down.
Plate up the dessert with the apple confit and the fresh pomegranate and persimmon pieces, then add the caramel ice-cream and speculoos crumbs.
As a finishing touch, grate a piece of speculoos on the ice cream. Voilà!