Blackcurrant and Violet Mousse Hedeghogs – an absolute delight

These little delights certainly tested my skills and also resulted in a huge thumbs up from my harshest critic, the beloved-whose-palate-must-be-pleased-and-thrilled.  They are a delicious confection from Adriano Zumbo (more on him later) consisting of 10 elements based around blackcurrants which certainly tested my skills and used ingredients I have not come across before. The…

Raspberry and Vanilla Buche – leftovers can be fun

The beloved and I have a constant battle over the freezer (actually make that freezers).  Our wartime-born mothers taught us that waste is a sin, so all left overs go in the freezer. The problem is they have a tendency never to re-emerge from them.  A recent audit revealed some most suspect unlabelled objects that…

Honey Custard, Raspberry and White Chocolate Mousse Entremet

I have definitely gone slightly entremet mad since Christmas, and whilst I am also trying to be good and avoid too much sugar, we do still have a social life and we still like to entertain friends.  I made this for a garden party we hosted last week for the participants in the biennial Open…

Rhubarb and Custard Buche

Now I have to confess to be slightly late in posting this one, so apologies and please store it up for when Rhubarb is in the shops again.  That being said Rhubarb and Custard is an absolute English classic and frankly cannot be beaten as a flavour combination, be it in a Crumble (a personal…

Layered Mousse Cake 2 Ways – with lots of trouble

There are times in baking when trying something new, that you are stretched that little bit too much. For New Year’s Eve I decided to make another of Maren Lubbe’s (of Malus Köstlichkeiten) fabulous wonders, a Whisky and Chocolate mousse cake encased in stripy joconde sponge topped off with chocolate mirror glaze.   The stripy…