This dessert from Michelin three-star chef Antoine Westermann looks simple, but is richly textured and flavored: smooth, cold, luscious beer ice cream and warm, tender, fragrant glazed pears join crisp-crusted brioche that’s battered in beer and cream before being caramelized in a pan. You will need an ice cream maker, and will want to prepare the beer ice cream well in advance so it has ample time to freeze. You can also soak the pears in their citrus, vanilla, and cinnamon scented bath ahead of time, then glaze them with brown sugar and butter when you’re ready to assemble dessert, just before you toast the beer-and-cream-soaked brioche. While a pale ale or Belgian pilsner like Stella Artois will make for a nice light, clean flavor, you can certainly play around with your favorite style of brew for this recipe. For a main course from the chef, try his Baeckeoffe (Chicken Casserole with Artichokes and Tomatoes) recipe.
Make the glazed pears:
Make the brioche: