Thursday, December 21, 2006
RECIPE: Foie Gras Bouchees
Foie Gras in Puff Pastry Bouches
2 9” x 12” sheet puff pastry
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 anjou pear
1 cup framboise liqueur
½ block rougie foie gras
Pour the framboise into a high walled saucepan. Bring to a boil. Be careful and stand back, the liqueur might ignite it the walls of the saucepan aren’t high enough. But, if it does, just let the alcohol burn off. Lower heat to a simmer and reduce to 1/4 cup.
To make the bouches, place puff pastry on cutting board. With 1 ½” biscuit cutter, cut 18 rounds and place on a baking sheet. Cut another 18 rounds then with a ¾” biscuit cutter or apple corer cut the center out of the rounds to make rings. Place the rings on top of the rounds and press together. Brush the pastry with egg wash. Prick the center, not the rings, with a fork all over it. Place the baking sheet in refrigerator. Preheat oven to 400 F. Once it reaches temperature, place the baking sheet in oven for 10 minutes. Take out of the oven. Reduce temperature to 350 F. Pierce the center again with a fork and push the center down. Place back in the oven for 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, peel and core the pear. Slice into 1/8-1/4” pieces. Cut rounds with the small biscuit cutter or the apple corer. Take the baking sheet out of the oven and push the pear rounds into the center of the puff pastry bouches. Place back in the oven for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, slice the foie gras into thin slices and cut into rounds with the small biscuit cutter or the apple corer. Take the bouchees out of the oven and place the foie gras rounds on top of the pear. Place on serving platter. Drizzle with framboise syrup. Serve.