Saturday, 18 December 2010

Passionfruit & Chocolate

Last week, I posted about mini cheesecake to serve with luscious passionfruit curd.
I really like the tangy tropical aroma of passionfruit, I thought it would go well with chocolate, & yes it did.
I made a chocolate mousse cake with a melting layer of passionfruit curb.
I always use the same recipe for chocolate mousse as it's rich & smooth, perfect & simple.
Perfect for taste yet simple to make.

I'm practising how to take food photos.
It's not just point & shoot, also need to consider the table settings which I'm really bad at.
I think food photo is harder than cooking or baking (for me, it is).

Recipe (6" square):
Chocolate almond cake
2 eggs
40g sugar
50g dark chocolate 70%
50g milk
100g ground almond

Preheat oven to 180'C.
Line a 6" square pan with a parchment paper & grease the sides.
Melt chocolate in milk using microwave.
In a large bowl, whisk eggs with sugar until fluffy & pale.
Gently fold in the ground almond & chocolater batter.
Pour in the prepared pan & bake for 15 min.
Remove from oven & set aside to cool.

Chocolate mouse
75g dark chocolate 70%
90g milk
45g sugar
170g whipping cream
3g gelatine sheet

Soften gelatine in cold water for a few minutes, then squeeze out the excess water.
Melt chocolate with milk over simmering water, add the gelatine & mix until it dissolves.
Whisk the whipping cream with sugar unitl firm, fold in the chocolate batter.

Once the chocolate cake is cooled, pour half of the passionfruit curd & flatten out with knife.
Pour in the chocolate mousses & refrigerate to set.


  1. the mousse looks good just by itself... ;)

  2. i thought ur pictures are perfect! i love cheesecake and yours looks especially yummy to me :)



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