Bavarian cream with Olitalia Dop Riviera Ligure Extra Virgin Olive Oil and cherries tossed with basil

by chef Silvia Cardelli

Serves 6 

  • 3 - Egg yolks
  • 50 gr. - Sugar
  • 250 gr. - Milk
  • 400 gr. - Cream
  • 10 gr. - Isinglass
  • 80 gr. - Olitalia Dop Riviera Ligure Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 30 - cherries
  • A few basil leaves
  • Olitalia Dop Riviera Ligure Extra Virgin Olive Oil
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Extra virgin olive oil

Riviera Ligure PDO

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Procedure

  • 1

    Make a custard with the egg yolks, sugar, milk and Olitalia Dop Riviera Ligure Extra Virgin Olive Oil, cook over low heat until the temperature tests at 82°C.

  • 2

    Add the isinglass, softened in cold water, and mix until completely dissolved. Filter through a sieve.

  • 3

    Wait until the temperature of the mixture is no more than 25°C and then add the semi-whipped cream, gently mixing from top to bottom.

  • 4

    Pour the cream into small serving cups and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.

  • 5

    Using a small pan, heat two tablespoons water and add the pitted cherries, sprinkle with a little sugar and cook two minutes, then add basil.

  • 6

    Place the tossed cherries on the Bavarian cream, drizzle on a little Olitalia Dop Riviera Ligure Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and serve.

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Chefs

Chef Silvia Cardelli

Restaurant Osteria della Corte

Chef and owner of Osteria della Corte, La Spezia, together with her husband, Andrea Ferrero, who runs the front of house. Since opening in 2003, the restaurant has specialised in sourcing top quality ingredients, with a particular focus on fish, and combines the deliciousness of Ligurian cuisine from the Levante region with extraordinarily elegant plating. Located beside the Osteria, Accanto is a bistro where visitors can eat or simply enjoy an aperitivo with a wide selection of finger food. The passion that Silvia brings to her dishes is also reflected in her civic engagement with her city and her region.

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