Thursday, 26 January 2012

Asian Pear & Oolong Mousse Cake

This lovely mousse cake is when East meets West.
The subtle, sweet & fragrant oolong mousse with crispy Asian pears coupled with the chewy & moist pecan brownie.
When it melts in the mouth, I can feel the delicacy & sweetness, gradually overtaken by the rich & nutty chocolate brownie.

I've chosen to use Asian pear over William pear.
William pear usually go tender after poaching, but I wanted crunchy bits in the mousse & Asian pear retains its crisp texture.
Plus, Asian pear is very juicy with a delicate & refreshing fragrant.
It is one of my favourite fruit.
Oolong tea varies in taste & the tea I used is originated from China which is sweet & fruity.
The taste of oolong tea is vital so I would recommend to get the best oolong tea you can get hold of.

I really like it, especially the mousse & I'll definitely make it again :)
You can also make a 'West meets West' version, simply replacing the oolong tea with black tea like earl grey, Asian pear with William pear.

Friday, 20 January 2012

Michel Rostang's Double Chocolate Mousse Cake

One word to this chocolate cake, DIVINE.
Fall in love instantly with this moist & melt-in-the-mouth chocolate mousse cake.
I added a little variations to the recipe.
I really like the subtle note of Grand Marnier matching with bittersweet chocolate & I used muscovado sugar to increase the richness & moisture.

I baked a small 6" cake instead of 8", only because I didn't have a 8" pan in hands.
I think it's the right size, a small slice with a cup of tea makes my day happy & satisfied after the photo shoot.
Below is my favourite photo of the day, really like the tone & composition :)

Friday, 13 January 2012

White Wine Cheesecake

I almost forgot to share this recipe, the photos were lost in my endless photo library.
I've created a new portfolio from 500px as you can see I've added a new badge & a new tab at the top :)
So, I'm reorganising my photo library at the moment.

A snapshot of my 500px wall.

I found the photos from the library & then I've to find the recipe...
Luckily, I have an iPad & I've used it to jot down note & recipe.
I barely remember what I liked about the cheesecake but the chewy bits & the subtle note of wine.. from my note.

Thursday, 5 January 2012

Chocolate Whipped Cream Cake

On New Year day, I'd gone home to celebrate with my family.
We had hotpot & dumplings :)
Hotpot is simple to prepare but it's absolutely tasty, also very enjoyable with family & friends.
On new year's eve, I didn't go out for countdown but baked a simple yet delicious chocolate whipped cream cake.
I brought that home for desserts after the meal but my sister also made two delicious cakes.
I took the chances to take some photographs & also to practice the skill of using flash indoors.

Food Photography Practice


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