Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Hi There!!!!!!!!

Sorry for not posting for a while but its been a few hectic months...For example: We recently had exams nd we also had a school concert which turned out okish!!!!:) As it goes for baking it was my birthday and i couldn't resist but make MY own cake.I decided to make a cherry blossom cake with a twist...the cake was make up of 3 tiers which i covered in plain white fondant and placed a brown colored fondant tree up the tiers and instead of plain white and pink blossoms i replaced it with pastel coloured flowers...nice hey.

Now for recipes :
300g milk chocolate, chopped
3 eggs at room temp, separated
2 tbsp castor sugar
1 cup thickened cream
1/3 cup roasted hazelnuts, chopped
grated dark chocolate
  1. Place milk chocolate in a large, heatproof, microwave-safe bowl.
  2. Microwave, uncovered, on medium (50%) for 1-2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds with a metal spoon until melted.
  3. Set aside for five minutes to cool slightly.
  4. Add the egg yolks to the chocolate and stir until well combined.
  5. Using an electric hand beater, beat the egg whites in a bowl until soft peaks form.
  6. Sprinkle sugar over the egg whites.
  7. Beat until thick and glossy.
  8. Using a large metal spoon, fold half the egg white mixture into chocolate mixture until combined.
  9. Gently fold in remaining egg white mixture.
  10. Whip the cream until soft peaks form.
  11. Fold cream and hazelnuts into chocolate mixture until combined.
  12. Spoon mixture into twelve 1/3-cup capacity glasses.
  13. Place on a tray and cover with plastic wrap.
  14. Refrigerate for four hours or until firm.
  15. Top with grated chocolate just before serving.