How's July treating you so far ?
I can't believe we're over halfway through 2013 !
I'm really looking forward for the cool days ahead okay , maybe not for another 3 months .... or less , hopefully ?!
Yeah , all those bookmarked , xeroxed and clipped recipes are still waiting to be baked/cooked *sigh*
I need to stop twiddling my thumbs and stop cussing the searing hot weather for my inactivity read : laziness -___-''
This was only the second time that I baked gelatin-based dessert and I'm gotta tell you , it melts as fast as ice cream . I'm exaggerating but not that much - I just unmolded it and I had a hard time smoothing it out since it gets soft really fast ......
I had to chill and re-chill it several times when I was taking photos of it . I made it 2 days ago and didn't have time to take photos prior and got only one piece left to play with ....
You know how hard it is especially when it comes to desserts not to gobble it up as soon as possible , right ?
I should have tripled the recipe lol
Do I need to tell you how luscious each and every bite ?!
Recipe adapted from 《2人免焗小蛋糕》
For the base : Combine 45 grams of crushed digestive biscuits and 15 grams of softened butter together and press evenly into two 3.5-inch round mousse rings.
For the filling :
200 grams heavy whipping cream
50 grams chocolate
5 grams leaf gelatin , soaked in a cup of cold water for 10 minutes or so
1 tbsp caster sugar
18 pieces mini-marshmallows
20 grams dark and white chocolate chips plus more for topping
2 tsp chopped almonds
some whole almonds
* Melt chocolate in a bowl set over a pan of barely simmering water ; let cool .
* Beat heavy whipping cream with electric beater at medium speed until stiff ; add caster sugar . Mix well . Add melted chocolate to the cream mixture . Dissolve gelatin in 2 tablespoons of hot water and add it to the chocolate-cream mixture , mix thoroughly . Add some marshmallows , chocolate chips and chopped almonds, mix well .
* Pour mixture into the mousse ring ; chill in the fridge until set . Remove the mould and decorate with remaining marshmallows , chocolate chips and whole almonds .