Kaffir Lime & Milk Chocolate by Russell Bateman

Russell Bateman

Russell Bateman

28th March 2014
Russell Bateman

Kaffir Lime & Milk Chocolate by Russell Bateman

Kaffir Lime & Milk Chocolate by Russell Bateman. Photography by John Arandhara-Blackwell.


  • Kaffir Lime Foam
  • 400ml Water
  • 100g Sugar
  • ½ Lemon Peel
  • ½ Lime Peel
  • 5g Kaffir Lime Leaves
  • 300ml UHT Cream
  • 3g Kaffir Lime Leaves
  • 2 Leaves Gelatine
  • Milk Chocolate Sorbet
  • 1litre Whole Milk
  • 70g Trimoline
  • 350g Milk Chocolate
  • 35g Glucose
  • 60g Pro-Crema (Sosa)


Kaffir Lime Foam
Bring water, sugar, peels and 5g kaffir lime to the boil. Reduce to 300ml.
Add UHT cream and return to the boil.
Add 3g Kaffir lime and infuse for 3 minutes.
Pour onto softened gelatin and mix together well.
Put into a siphon gun and charge with two gas cannisters.
Leave in the fridge until needed.
Serve cold.
Milk Chocolate Sorbet
Bring milk, glucose and trimoline to the boil, pour onto chocolate and mix together well, cool over ice. Once cold add pro-crema and blend in the liquidizer for 2 minutes and pass through a fine sieve and place in paco pots until needed.

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