Kaiser Base

Can be prepared up to 1 day in advance. In mixer bowl fitted with wire whisk, combine egg yolks and sugar. Mix on medium speed until pale yellow. Add crème fraiche and rum; continue to mix until smooth. Drain and toss raisins with flour and fold into egg mixture.

Strawberry Sauce

Can be prepared up to 3 days in advance. Combine all ingredients in medium saucepan; bring to boil and cook for 5 minutes. Remove mixture from heat and cover with plastic wrap. Allow to stand for 10 minutes. Transfer to blender and process until smooth. Strain through fine-mesh strainer into container; store in refrigerator until ready to use.

To Assemble

Preheat oven to 425°F.

Brush four 6-inch sautépans with butter and sprinkle with sugar. In a separate mixing bowl, whisk egg whites to soft peaks. Add 3 tablespoons sugar and continue to whip until stiff, but not dry. Fold into the Kaiser Base. Spoon into pans. Bake at 425°F for 12 minutes.

To Serve

In a medium saucepan, reheat Strawberry Sauce. Add reserved fresh strawberries and toss until well coated. Divide among 8 individual plates. Remove Kaiser Base from oven; immediately, divide evenly and scoop on top. Dust with a little powdered sugar and serve.

Ingredients

Kaiser Base

  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 6 Tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 1 container (8 ounces) crème fraiche (1 cup)
  • 2 Tablespoons dark rum
  • 2 Tablespoons California flame raisins, plumped
  • 1/4 Cup flour

Procedure

Strawberry Sauce

  • 1/2 Pound fresh strawberries, hulled
  • 3 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 whole star anise
  • 2 Teaspoons orange zest
  • Juice of 1/2 orange (about 1/4 cup)
  • 1/4 Cup dry white wine
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice

Meringue

  • 3 egg whites
  • 3 Tablespoons sugar
  • Soft unsalted butter; for brushing
  • Sugar; for coating pans
  • 1 pound fresh strawberries; hulled and halved
  • Powdered sugar; for garnish

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories 240 (Calories from Fat 33%); Total Fat 9 ( Saturated Fat 4; Trans Fat 0; ); Cholesterol 120; Sodium 40; Potassium 257; Total Carbohydrate 32; Dietary Fiber 2; Sugars 25; Protein 5; Calcium 62; Iron 1;

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