The Great Nebula of Andromeda

Hywel Griffith

Hywel Griffith

4th May 2021
Hywel Griffith

The Great Nebula of Andromeda

120 min

My starter on Great British Menu 2021, inspired by Isaac Robert's first photograph of our nearest galaxy.


Perl Las

  • 200g Milk, 200g Cream, 350g Perl las, 20g Hyfoamer, 1g Xantham gum, 3 leaves gelatin


  • 1 Radicchio, 1 red endive and 1 pack ruby mustard frills


  • 1 bunch Muscat grapes


  • 2 Candy beetroot, diced and cooked in white balsamic vinegar, plus raw slices


  • 2 Pink centered apples cut into stars (like Red Love apple)

Crispy section

  • 4 Purple potato sliced and fried to crisps and 100g Hazelnuts cooked in 50g Hazelnut oil


  • 100g Minus 8 maple vinegar, 40g Maple syrup and 150g hazelnut oil pinch salt


  • 1 Welsh truffle cut to disks

Maple gel

  • 200ml Minus 8 maple vinegar, ultratex

Beetroot powder

Crispy rice

  • 100g Black rice, 250g Veg oil


  • Hazelnuts, hazelnut oil for roasting


Perl las

Bring milk and cream to the boil, blend with the cheese and soaked gelatin, add remainder ingredients then place in a cream whipper and charge with 3 bulbs, chill to around 20-25°C then pour out in to a tray and allow to set for an hour in the fridge.

Prepare remaining ingredients as detailed in ingredients' list and arrange on plate/serving dish/tray.

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