Prova Exotic Fusion Rum Baba

Prova Exotic Fusion Rum Baba

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: French
Keyword: Cake, pastry
Servings: 10 each
Author: Tristan Rousselot


Fusion Rum Baba Dough

Exotic Passion Fruit Syrup

  • 578 g Water
  • 256 g Sugar
  • 100 g Passion Fruit Purée
  • 22 g Vanilla Beans (dried)
  • 22 g Lime Zest
  • 22 g Lemon Zest

Fusion Rum Whipped Ganache

Exotic Fruit Glaze

  • 209 g Mango Purée
  • 179 g Passion Fruit Purée
  • 96 g Caster Sugar
  • 63 g Glucose Syrup
  • 42 g Water
  • 6 g Pectin NH Nappage
  • 6 g Caster Sugar


  • 10 g Lime Zest
  • 10 g Lemon Zest
  • 10 g Atsina Cress


Fusion Rum Baba

  • Cut butter into pieces and place in the bowl of a stand mixer along with the flour, honey, and salt. Place in freezer for 30 minutes.
  • Add half the amount of eggs, the yeast, and melted 24 g Prova Gourmet Fusion Rum Flavored Cocoa Butter. Knead on the second speed setting, gradually adding the remaining eggs, until the dough pulls away from the edges of the bowl. Dough should be 75°F once kneaded.
  • Transfer dough to a piping bag and pipe into silicone ball-shaped molds and leave it to rise for 1 hour.
  • Bake, with the mold placed between 2 baking sheets, at 320°F for 20 minutes. Remove babas from molds and bake for an additional 5 minutes to brown.

Exotic Passion Fruit Syrup

  • Boil all ingredients together in a saucepan.
  • Cool syrup to 140°F and immerse babas. Leave to soak overnight.

Fusion Rum Whipped Ganache

  • Heat the first quantity of cream and add hydrated gelatin.
  • Pour over white chocolate and 19 g Prova Gourmet Fusion Rum Flavored Cocoa Butter and mix whilst adding the second quantity of cream.
  • Strain through a chinois and set aside overnight.
  • Whisk in a mixer and place in a piping bag with a fluted tip.

Exotic Fruit Glaze

  • Heat the fruit purées with first amount of caster sugar, glucose, and water.
  • Mix the pectin NH and second amount of caster sugar in a small bowl. Add to heated fruit mixture when it reaches 104°F.
  • Bring mixture to a boil and cook for 1 minute. Stir and chill.
  • Drain babas from syrup on a rack. Heat glaze to 113°F and glaze babas one at a time.


  • Pipe Fusion Rum whipped ganache on the glazed babas.
  • Finish with zests and a little atsina cress.


Check out the video below to see the final product courtesy of Prova!

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