Tuesday, April 12, 2016

New Equipment Day: Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus!

I've been working my way through Dominique Crenn's marvelous cookbook Atelier Crenn: Metamorphosis of Taste. Many of the recipes there (not to mention elBulli 2005-2011) call for a juicer to reduce ingredients to juice and a fine pulp. So I looked around at options and settled on a sort of middle of the road Breville model, the JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus

My first project was to create carrot pulp for one of the parts of Crenn's Carrot Jerky. Not surprisingly, this resulted in the pulp (which was then dehydrated) and also about a cup of carrot juice. I certainly wasn't going to dump it, but plain carrot juice didn't sound especially tasty. A quick Google came up with a couple reasonable looking carrot juice drinks from which I adapted this version: 



  • 225 grams Carrot
  • 325 grams Apple
  • 10 grams Ginger
Cooking Directions

  1. Wash the carrots and apple.
  2. Trim the carrot ends.
  3. Quarter the apple.
  4. Process on high speed.
Super simple, and pretty tasty. Depending on how much water is in your vegetables you'll see about a pint of very tasty juice.

While using the byproduct from a complex recipe is a good thing, that doesn't get a lot of action from a rather expensive gadget. After some more Googling I found the "Reboot With Joe" website. Regardless of what one may think of the claims on his site, Joe Cross does have a huge number of really tasty looking recipes. His "Mean Green" juice is something of a classic that I've adapted here:

Joe's Green Juice


  • 200 grams Kale leaves
  • 170 grams Cucumber
  • 200 grams Celery Stalks
  • 650 grams Apples
  • 30 grams Lemon
  • 20 grams Ginger
Cooking Directions
  1. Carefully wash all ingredients. Quarter the apples.
  2. Process Kale, cucumber, and lemon on low speed.
  3. Process remaining ingredients on high speed.
Note: Weights are based on the produce I used and should be considered a guideline only. To adapt, treat the weight of the apple as 100% and work proportionally for the other ingredients.

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