Monday, May 2, 2011
Make it Spicy!
Up for a challenge for imaginative flavours?
Here's JollyMommy's birthday cake I made for her this year. Very innocent from the outside, but you would never imagine what flavour it is: tom yum white chocolate mousse cake!
Both of us saw this cake recipe on Tony Wong's recipe book and was very curious what the flavour combination will be like. JollyMommy's birthday is a good excuse to try it out!
The cake consists of a basic sponge cake and a white chocolate mousse flavoured with tom yum spices. The tom yum spice is made of lemon grass, kaffir lime leaves and ginger. I have also added a red chili to the mousse, which the original recipe didn't call for. The ginger taste came in pretty strong, a little bit over powering the lemon grass and kaffir lime flavour, which makes the cake taste similar to my previous lemon ginger mousse cake. The red chili is a nice touch. Due to milk's natural characteristics to neutralize hot and spiciness, much of the heat is subdued but only kicks in at the end of tasting.
You can find the recipe in Tony Wong's book. Add 1 rough chopped red chili to the tom yum milk recipe.