Sunday, April 24, 2011

Instant Chocolate Mousse

I got the recipe from another place. It's Nigella Lawson's recipe. But it is so nice. Notice the white stuff? It's the whip cream, I put in extra for the taste. Lovely! This recipe doesn't require any eggs or sugar. Cheating, but taste just as lovely as other chocolate mousse.

150 gram mini marshmallows
50 gram soft butter
250 gram chopped dark chocolate
60 ml hot water from recently boiled kettle
284ml double cream ( since I want creamier mousse, I used 2 boxes of 200ml heavy whip cream)
Vanilla essence as much as you like

1. Put marshmallows, butter, chocolate and hot water in a heavy based saucepan. Melt the contents, then cool them for a while.

2. Whip the cream with vanilla until thick. Mix into cooled chocolate mix.

3. Pour into ramekins / glasses / small mugs, refrigerate until ready.

You can dust with cocoa powder before serving. Enjoy!!

Saturday, April 23, 2011


This is my first trial in making tiramisu. Love it! Here's the recipe.

Ingredients A
 1 cup of strong espresso
1 tbs sugar

Dissolve the sugar in the coffee when it's still hot. Let it stand at room temperature.

Ingredients B
2 egg yolks
50 gram sugar
225 gram mascarpone cheese (substitute with cream cheese if you can't find this)
1 cup heavy whip cream - whip until fluffy

1. Beat the egg yolks in a heat proof bowl until fluffy. Beat in sugar. Transfer over a pot of simmering water. Whisk until it thickens. It will thicken just before boiling, when small bubble appears. This is call zabaglione.

2. Mash the cheese until creamy. Add the zabaglione into the cheese. Beat to mix well.

3. Fold the whip cream into zabaglione until smooth. Don't beat.

Ingredients C
Approximately 20 ladyfinger cookies (savoiardi)
If you don't have ladyfinger, use sponge cake, cut into 1 cm thick

1. Dip the ladyfinger lightly into the coffee, one at a time. It will absorb the liquid and become soft very fast, so work fast.
2. Arrange the ladyfinger in a loaf pan, then top with the zabaglione mix. (If you are using sponge cake, lay the sponge cake on the bottom of the loaf pan. Brush the coffee mixture all over the sponge cake).
3. Repeat the steps until you get the cream to top it last. I managed to get 3 layers.
4. Dust the top with cocoa powder. Chill for about 3-4 hours. Then dust with a little bit more cocoa powder before serve.

Serves 2-4 people

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Gifts galore..

Salam..Wow!! This month's packed with activities!! Barely had time to chill out.

The good news are in however. Since I'm celebrating my bufday this month, as usual, Clinique has sent me a birthday card with a free gift. Last year, a really,really good manicure set. It is so good that my mum who has 2 manicure sets will use mine if she wants to cut her nails etc. This year, a passport holder.

I was really happy with it! And to top it of, I entered Clinique Test Team for the brand new Laser Focus Serum. The lucky 30 will be part of the test team and will receive the full size bottle of the serum. And yes!! I am part of the test team!! Can't really wait to go and get my bottle and use it. Thanx Clinique!