Hidromiel Y Fractal Fluido - Mead And Fractal Fluid

Hidromiel Y Fractal Fluido - Mead And Fractal Fluid

Hidromiel Y Fractal Fluido - Mead And Fractal Fluid

Lemon dessert with honey mead, a masterpiece of molecular gastronomy by the famous Spanish chefs Arzak

02 April, 2012
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Dietary Consideration

serves for


total time

2 HR 0 MIN


250 g
125 g, melted
Egg yolk
5 ml
100 g
1,5 g
sweet chili pepper
1,5 g
carminic acid
0,5 g
blue curaçao
20 g
apple syrup
10 g
Lemon juice
150 g
Lemon zest
Egg yolk
2 each
100 g
grape sugar
50 g
50 g
cocoa butter
200 g
sweet chilli pepper
3 g
carminic acid
0,5 g
500 ml
100 g
Star anise
2 pieces
birch sugar
100 g
Xanthan gum
1,5 g
10 g
carminic acid
1,7 g
5 g
2 g
Bitter cocoa powder
To taste


Step 01

For Broken Base

  • Mix all the ingredients and let it sit in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
  • Spread the paste on a baking sheet and bake for 80 minutes at 140 Cº.
  • Let it cool and then crush it completely.
  • Add the curaçao and the syrup to 150 gr of the crushed base.
Step 02

For Lemon “Sculptures”

  • Mix all the ingredients well.
  • Quickly scald it and then pour the mixture into a cubical Flexipan mould.
  • Place in freezer.
  • Once thickened, cut it in half, giving it an undulated shape.
  • Keep in freezer.
Step 03

For Exterior Of The Lemon “Sculptures”

  • Melt the butter at a temperature lower than 50°C.
  • Add the sweet chilli pepper and the carminic acid.
  • Sprinkle it with frozen lemon, with the help of a hypodermic needle so as to create a thin exterior.
  • Let it sit in the refrigerator.
Step 04

For Mead Base

  • Scald the honey and water mixture; add the star anice and let it infuse for 5 minutes.
  • Let cool.
  • Mix the remaining ingredients, beating well with a whisk.
  • Let it rest in the refrigerator for 6 hours to eliminated any excess air.
Step 05

For Mead Reactor

  • Mix together all the ingredients.
Step 06

To finish

  • Sprinkle the lemon-based “sculptures” with cocoa powder, which will give it a coppery look.
  • Place the broken base on a flat surface or serving plate.
  • Then add the lemon sculptures, in a vertical manner (2 per person).
  • To finish, pour 50 gr of mead.
  • The server will then add a full teaspoon of reactor that will then produce a kind of fractal reaction.

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