This has to be the dessert I am most proud of to make to date. Mostly because when I first started drawing sketches and experimenting with different textures and tastes, I never imagined that it would turn out so well! Sometimes, I have visions in my head about how something will turn out but they rarely do turn out the way I imagined it to. Story of my life. But, this time it did! Also, when I looked at my past projects, I felt like I’ve grown a little and gotten a bit better at this. So yeah, happy times.
I’m gonna be sharing a couple of pictures of this, just because I am that proud. Hope you won’t mind!
- 1/4 tbsp coffee powder
- 15ml hot water
- 3 eggs
- 75g brown sugar
- 110g self-raising flower
- 200g belgium chocolate
- 87.5ml thickened cream
- 1 teaspoon castor sugar
- 110g raspberry
- 1/2 tsp lime
- 2 tbsp icing sugar
- Dissolve coffee in hot water; cool.
- Beat eggs and brown sugar in small bowl with an electric mixer until thick and pale.
- Melt chocolate in microwave.
- Fold coffee mixture, dark chocolate, sour cream and flour into egg mixture.
- Spread cake mixture into prepared pan; put in oven.
- Remove cake from oven; cool.
- Cut circles out of cake using a 6.5cm cutter.
- Cut 6cm X 22cm strips of baking paper for making chocolate collars (see Picture 2). Fold the wider edge inside to make a ‘handle’. This is so that it will be easier to remove the strip from the chocolate collar once it is set. Spread melted chocolate over cut strips.
- Lift chocolate covered baking paper and wrap around one of the cake circles, leaving strip’s folded edges at cake base (handle facing out). Stand at room temperature until chocolate sets.
- Using the paper handle, carefully remove baking paper.
- Pour raspberry coulis and chocolate mousse onto cake.
- Decorate with cream and raspberries.
Chocolate mousse: Beat 2 egg yolks with melted dark chocolate. Beat 3 egg whites until light and fluffy; fold egg white into chocolate mixture.
Raspberry coulis: Put raspberries, lime juice and icing sugar in a mixing bowl.Blend to make coulis. Chill.
Phew! And that’s all the recipes I have to share for now. I have not been trying to make new things for a while. Kinda miss it now… Maybe when I have more free time I’ll start experimenting again.