Aspiring Bakers #8 : Bread Seduction (June 2011)

ASPIRING BAKERS #8 : BREAD SEDUCTION (JUNE 2011)

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Friday, February 25, 2011

how about CHESTNUT TIRAMISU (:

muffins? cookies? swiss roll? how about chestnut tiramisu? is so lovely in the heart shaped container right (: go on a hunt for it from PHOON HUAT. it comes with a lid and they are called pudding cups. 10 for $4.30 if i didnt remember it wrongly. is approx 6cm.


made sponge fingers. for the mousse, i came up with my own recipe. ppl normally use mascarpone cheese but since i dont have it plus, i have 125g of cream cheese and the chestnut puree didnt left too much nor too little, i used it (:










Sponge Fingers
4 eggs - separated
100 gm. castor sugar - divided into 2 parts
100 gm. plain flour

icing sugar for dusting

Method for sponge fingers:

(1) Whip egg yolks with half of the sugar until thick.
(2) In another mixing bowl, whisk egg white with the remaining sugar into a stiff meringue. Fold flour into the egg yolks.
(3) Pipe out the sponge fingers onto trays and dust with icing sugar.
(4) Bake at 190C for about 10 mins.

MOUSSE FILLING

For chestnut puree
15 oz 354g of pureed chestnut
1/2 cup 100ml cream
1/2 cup 80g sugar
1 large egg yolk
1 vanilla bean*
* I used 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1. Slice the vanilla bean in half length wise and scrape the seeds into a small saucepan. Add the cream, sugar and whisk in the yolk. Heat over low heat, continually stirring until the mixture begins to thicken. Take the pan off the heat and allow the vanilla bean to steep while the mixture cools.

2. When the mixture is cool, put it in a food processor along with the pureed chestnuts. Blitz until smooth and creamy.* Put a spoonful of chestnut puree in the double mesh strainer over a bowl and press through using a spatula. Strain the rest of the chestnut puree, cover and set aside.
* I did not use a food processor. Instead, I handwhisked till as creamy as I could, and i did not put everything through a sieve (like pureeing baby food).
 
 
Rest 125g of cream cheese at room temperature.
Whisk it then add in the chestnut puree. Add in gelatine solution (dissolve 1/2 tbsp gelatine powder in 1.5tbsp hot water) which is COOL.
Mix till well corporated.
*note, 125g of cream cheese is for HALF the recipe of the chestnut puree*

i spread chestnut mousse on the base, then lay the sponge fingers, topped it with mousse and lay with sponge fingers again (psst, it yield too many sponge fingers) and topped it with chestnut cream. then i decorate with valrhona crunchy dark pearls (i've got a container of it and expiring in nov so i dont want to keep it for long) and added some hearts.

hope you like this chestut tiramisu from me and im submitting this to ASPIRING BAKERS #4 LOVE IN THE AIR hosted by ellena

22 comments:

  1. Oh no you are tempting me with the lovely cups again...lol! Another lovely creation too!

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  2. Interesting & yummy! Courier some to my door step pls! Hehehe ;P

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  3. definately love this version of tiramisu, i think i would love the chestnut puree.

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  4. This is a lovely dessert. I so like chestnuts that I know 'll be making this very soon. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  5. Nice shape container you've got! The desserts certainly creamy & yummy!

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  6. yes wen, go get those cups (:

    jess, it tasted yummy (:

    thank you cathy (: i wanted to do it as im nearby but you told me you'll be busy. next time (: (:

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  7. thank you lena (: is so nice with the taste of chestnut (:

    wendy, we've go telepathy (:

    thank you mary (: hope you'll like it like i do (:

    thank you DG (:

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  8. that's a lot of hard work jasmine! whoever who receives these yummylicious sweets from you are really lucky!

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  9. thank you edith (:

    thank you jean (: my family, aunt and cousin finished everything! hahah.

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  10. Hi Sweety. What a beautiful pudding cups and tiramisu creation. I once asked a friend to buy chestnut puree from UK because never found it in Msia.

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  11. How yummy! I've never tried tiramisu but sounds so delicious! Love your presentation!

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  12. Nice creation and looking forward for more fascinating job from you! Have fun.
    Kristy

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  13. Good idea to try it with Chestnut. Looks delicious!

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  14. thank you roz (: you can make your own chestnut puree too, just that more washing need to be done ;D

    thank you talita for your compliment and visiting my blog (:

    thank you kristy (: have a great week ahead!

    thank you pete for your compliment and visiting my blog (:

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  15. Good idea to try it with Chestnut. Looks delicious!

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  16. How yummy! I've never tried tiramisu but sounds so delicious! Love your presentation!

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  17. Hi Sweety. What a beautiful pudding cups and tiramisu creation. I once asked a friend to buy chestnut puree from UK because never found it in Msia.

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  18. Nice shape container you've got! The desserts certainly creamy & yummy!

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