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Smarter Savarins

Ring-Shaped Cakes with Grape Compote
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Smarter Savarins

Smarter Savarins - Gourmet dessert for connoisseurs who appreciate something special

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Health Score:
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1 hr 10 min.
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Nutritional values

The "drunk" dough rings taste wonderfully fruity-sweet and, thanks to grapes and grape juice, they fuel the body with haematopoietic iron and potassium for an intact heart function. Because of the alcohol they are not suitable for children.

Cholesterol-conscious gourmets can replace the butter with a high-quality vegetable margarine (80% fat content).

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie422 kcal(20 %)
Protein8 g(8 %)
Fat14 g(12 %)
Carbohydrates63 g(42 %)
Sugar added19 g(76 %)
Roughage2 g(7 %)
Vitamin A0.2 mg(25 %)
Vitamin D1.3 μg(7 %)
Vitamin E1.8 mg(15 %)
Vitamin B₁0.1 mg(10 %)
Vitamin B₂0.2 mg(18 %)
Niacin2.4 mg(20 %)
Vitamin B₆0.2 mg(14 %)
Folate55 μg(18 %)
Pantothenic acid1 mg(17 %)
Biotin13.6 μg(30 %)
Vitamin B₁₂7 μg(233 %)
Vitamin C4 mg(4 %)
Potassium296 mg(7 %)
Calcium73 mg(7 %)
Magnesium26 mg(9 %)
Iron2.3 mg(15 %)
Iodine8 μg(4 %)
Zinc1.2 mg(15 %)
Saturated fatty acids7.1 g
Uric acid41 mg
Cholesterol243 mg
Development of this recipe:


12 ozs bright seedless Grape
6 ozs lovely white wine (eg Riesling Spätlese or grape juice)
5 ozs cane sugar
1 tsp cornstarch
6 ozs Pastry flour
¼ cube Yeast
3 Tbsps
1 Organic orange
2 ozs butter (plus butter for greasing)
5 eggs (medium)
1 cup Grape juice
2 Tbsps Orange marmalade
4 tsps Grappa (or orange juice)
½ cup Red wine (or red grape juice)
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Kitchen utensils

1 Pot, 2 Small pots, 1 Bowl, 1 Small bowl, 1 Measuring cups, 1 Cutting board, 1 Small knife, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Teaspoon, 1 Fine-mesh sieve, 1 Whisk, 1 Brush, 1 Hand mixer, 1 Kitchen towel, 1 Oven rack, 6 small molds (or savarin molds), 1 Metal bowl, 1 Fine grater, 1 Piping bag, 1 Pastry tip

Preparation steps

Smarter Savarins preparation step 1

Peel the skins from the grapes.

Smarter Savarins preparation step 2

Bring white wine and 25 grams (approximately 2 tablespoons) of sugar to a boil. Mix cornstarch with a little water and stir into the boiling liquid. Cook until the liquid is clear, about 1 minute.

Smarter Savarins preparation step 3

Add grapes and allow to cool completely. (Can be prepared the day before.)

Smarter Savarins preparation step 4

For the savarins, put flour in a mixing bowl and form a well in the middle. Crumble in yeast. Heat milk until lukewarm and pour into the center. Sprinkle a little of the flour from the perimeter of the bowl over the center. Cover bowl and put in a warm place for 10-15 minutes.   

Smarter Savarins preparation step 5

Rinse orange, wipe dry and grate zest. Using a hand mixer fitted with the dough hook attachment on low speed, mix butter, 2 eggs, 2 tablespoons of sugar, 1 pinch salt and orange zest until combined. Increase speed to high and mix until dough is smooth and elastic. If dough is too dry, add 2-3 tablespoons of milk.

Smarter Savarins preparation step 6

Cover bowl with a kitchen towel and let sit in warm place until dough has doubled in size, about 45 minutes.   

Smarter Savarins preparation step 7

Grease 6 ramekins with butter. Dust with flour and pour out excess. Spoon dough into a piping bag and pipe into ramekins. Let dough rise again for 15 minutes.  

Smarter Savarins preparation step 8

Bake on the middle rack of a preheated oven at 200°C (fan: 180°C, gas mark 3) (approximately 400°F/convection 350°F) about 20 minutes. Allow to cool in ramekins for 10 minutes before inverting onto a cooling rack to finish cooling.  

Smarter Savarins preparation step 9

Bring grape juice, 6 tablespoons of sugar and orange marmalade to a boil. Stir until smooth and cook on high heat for 2 minutes. 

Smarter Savarins preparation step 10

Stir in grappa. Allow syrup to cool for 10 minutes. Place savarins in the syrup and leave to soak for 30-45 minutes, turning once.

Smarter Savarins preparation step 11

Separate the remaining eggs (save whites for another use). Just before serving, prepare the zabaglione by whisking red wine, the remaining sugar and egg yolks in a bowl over a pot of simmering water. Whisk mixture until thick and airy. Place the soaked savarins onto a plate with the grape compote. Serve with zabaglione.