I ate a baba at the Plaza. That’s easy for me, because I live at the Plaza.
Really. My appartment building is called Plaza. Well, that’s “Home Plaza”, not “Plaza Athénée”… I’m not Ducasse, but I’m really in the kitchen everyday. On top my baba, and under the master’s. Work in progress !
Baba bouchons (cork babas) baked in mini-cannele silicone molds. After 2 minutes, so a fortiori after 2 days, they were stale. For the batter, click here.
It seems very close to the recipe of the official Ducasse recipe.
I soaked a few of them in a kurozato dark sugar and vanilla syrup. Waited one more day. I also kept a little amount of syrup, enriched with dark rum with raisins in it.
Ready to serve.
The chilled baba, crème chantilly (vanilla whip) and rum.
Slice the baba.
Warm the syrup with added rum. Flame and pour on the cake.
Add the cream as you like. Confidence : I like coconut cream.
Enjoy the little walk on the nostalgia path !