California Raisins Recipes by Chef Michael "Miko" Aspiras

Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Holiday season is upon us and I know some of us are already preparing gifts for our loved ones. While it is ideal to give gifts that are memorable and have the power to last, edible gifts are also something we can consider. After all, good food made with love and care are always bound to be remembered, right?

Chef Miko Aspiras of the famous and well-loved Le Petit Souffle and Scout Honor, shared with us two recipes using California Raisins. These recipes can be a good edible gift idea and a great addition to your Noche Buena Spread this coming Christmas. 

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What makes it special is the use of California Raisins which makes the creations all the more delicious and healthy at the same time.  fat-free and cholesterol-free and low in sodium. Since it has its innate sweetness, you can lower the amount of refined sugar you would normally use on your recipes.



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California Raisins Bomboloni with California Raisins Rum Chantilly and Crispy Topping
By: Chef Michael Aspiras

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For the brioche:
Dough #1:
86g Stiff levain
366g Hard levain
55g White sugar
176g Water
116g Whole egg

1. With hook attachment, mix all ingredients until well blended.
2. Cover with a cling wrap and let rest for 30 minutes.

Dough #2:
250g California Raisins (pureed chunks)*
936g Hard flour
55g White Sugar
24g Yeast
486g Whole egg
590g Butter (softened)
18g Salt

1. Combine all dry ingredients and egg on rested dough, mix until the dough sticks on the hook.
2. Slowly add small amount of butter, mix until butter is combined.
3. Continue adding butter until completely incorporated, then add raisin puree.
4. Keep the dough in an oil coated container, transfer the dough, fold four sides, cover with cling film, chill overnight before using.

*For the California Raisins
310g California Raisins
70ml Rum
160ml Water
45g White Sugar

1. Cook sugar in water until it turns into light syrup; add in rum and remoe from heat.
2. Soak raisins in rum, soak overnight.

Dividing the dough
1. Remove cling film, flour working table ad top of the dough, turn the container upside down, slowly lift the container until the dough falls down.
2. Lightly flour the dough again, divide the dough in a form according to desired weight.

Shaping
1. Pinch the sides of the square dough like a dumpling, then seal.
2. Place the seam side on the working table, place your palm on the top of the dough and shape into a ball doing a circular motion.
3. Place rounded dough in a baking tray seam side down, cover and let rest for 45 minutes.
4. Pipe top with crisp topping batter**

Baking
1. Preheat oven at 200℃
2. Bake for 12-15 minutes

**Crisp topping batter
200g All purpose flour
4g Baking powder
4g Salt
200g Unsalted Butter (softened)
100g Confectioner's sugar
4 large eggs (beaten)
15g Vanilla extract

1. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt together in small bowl.
2. Using clean, dry mixer bowl and paddle, beat butter and confectioner's sugar on medium high speed until light, pale, and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
3. With mixer running, gradually add eggs, then vanilla; mix until smooth, scraping down bowl as needed, about 2 minutes.
4. Add flour mixture and mix on low speed until combined, about 30 seconds. Scrape down bowl, and then fold ingredients by hand to mix fully. Transfer mixture to piping bag with a round piping tip, do not refrigerate.

Assembly
1. Make 1 inch incision at thee bottom of each cooled buns, fill with Chantilly.
2. Dust with powdered sugar.

California Raisin Rum Chantilly Cream
400g Dairy whipping cream
400g non-dairy whipping cream
100g Raisins puree
vanilla beans

1. Whip all ingredients together until stiff.



California Raisins Modern Christmas Cake
By Chef Michael Aspiras

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For the cake:
240g California Raisins*
330g Good quality unsalted butter
125g Caster Sugar
300g eggs (or 6 medium-size eggs)
45ml Fresh milk
350g Cake flour
3g Salt
3g Baking powder
3g Cinnamon powder
3g Garam masala
5g Lemon zest
5g Orange zest
45ml Orange juice

*For the California Raisins:
200g California Raisins
35ml Rum
100ml Water
25g White sugar

1. Cook sugar in water until it turns into a light syrup, add in rum remove from heat.
2. Soak raisins in rum, soak overnight.

Procedure:
1. Grease, line with parchment paper, grease again and flour 4 6 by 3 by 2.5 height loaf pans.
2. Preheat oven to 160°C
3. Sift all dry ingredients together.
4. Strain and remove excess syrup from raisins, set aside, save the syrup.
5. Using a planetary mixer with paddle attachment, cream butter, and sugar until light and fluffy.
6. Add in eggs one at a time.
7. Add in milk, then the orange juice.
8. Fold in dry ingredients, then the raisins.
9. Pour or pipe into the prepared loaf pans.
10. Bake for 35 minutes or until baked through.
11. Remove from oven, pour in excess syrup from soaked raisins.
12. Cool down to room temp, and then freeze.

For the Crispy California Raisins and Chocolate Dip coating
55g California Raisins (chopped)
55g Toasted walnuts (chopped roughly)
200g White chocolate
40g Red cocoa butter
40ml Vegetable oil

1. Melt the chocolate, temper, add color, temper again, and then add the oil.
2. Fold in raisins and walnuts.
3. Dip the frozen cakes until fully covered.
4. Finish by decorating with Christmas ornaments and marshmallows.


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These two recipes by chef Miko are just some of the delicious creations you can make using California Raisins. There are plenty more others so do not be afraid to explore and be creative. California Raisins is available at all leading supermarket. 
 
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To learn more about California Raisins and recipes by visiitng calraisins.org and caraisins.com or checking out their official Facebook page @RACASEAN







5 comments on "California Raisins Recipes by Chef Michael "Miko" Aspiras"
  1. Raquel MontelibanoSaturday, December 02, 2017

    My kids love raisins. I always use Sunmaid in my cooking but I will try other California Raisins brand you posted here.

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  2. The recipes are not that easy. It seems like only profeasional could do it. I hope you can post easy recipes instead.

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  3. The pastries look so cute, but it looks like the recipes are really hard to make.

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  4. Ms.Yedy, I hope you can share with us easy homecook recipes using raisins. Easy recipes please. I think the one you posted are for professional chefs lang. Hard to find pa yung ibang ingredients. Thanks in advance!

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  5. Both looks yummy!

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