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Playing Macarons with Daphne Iking and Sherin Wong

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I got a call from RedRibbon Days wanting to have a private macaron class with me. Of course I agreed and that was how I meet two beautiful ladies Daphne Iking & Sherin Wong and their team of photographers. Lucky me . . . .. we played macarons.

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She is my Youngest Talented Macaron Baker

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Yasmyn the Young Talented Baker

I meet up with Yasmyn at my studio this afternoon to embark for some macaron baking. In fact Yasmyn flew in from Melbourne with her mum Nancy for a short holiday. Before hand Nancy got in touch with me through facebook. Yes facebook, it truly connects people around the globe, just awesome isn’t it.

Yasmyn is only nine years old and she is my youngest student and yet the most charming one, she can really bakes. She handles her baking steadily, she weighs the ingredients, whisks, mix, pipe, bakes and assembles them. She can also take photos using her DSLR Nikon camera.

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West Meets East Macarons

Yet A True Flavored Taste

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I love this seeds as they can be mashed, crushed, ground and also dry roasted and they are sesame seeds. Sesame seeds are a fine source of calcium, iron and vitamin B, therefore they can provide a nutritional boost to our meals. There are two varieties of sesame seeds regularly used, white sesame and black sesame. This time I prefer to use black sesame and in Japan’s kitchen, they are used in combination with salt for sprinkling on rice and also with sugar in confectionary and this time I use toasted whole black sesame seed in my macarons.

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“A macaron – two airy, tender almond domes skirted with an iconic little ruffle and sandwiched together with a luxe filling – is a simple cookie and not especially difficult to make” Paris Gourmet the magazine of good living

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“GRIND the almond-sugar mixture very fine. The consistency of the BATTER changes slightly, depending on what you add to the meringue. THE CHOCOLAT variation has the loosest batter(because of the fat from the cocoa powder, as well as the nuts), the others are slightly stiffer but stillvery soft. THE MERINGUE will deflate once any fat is added, so don’t panic when that happens: You didn’t make a mistake.HOLD the pastry bag vertically and keep it low to form smooth even mounds. This type of BATTER keeps moving after you stop its flow, so factor that in when gauging the size of yur piped mounds. Practice makes PERFECT.” PARIS GOURMET the magazine of good living

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For Macarons
3oz almond flour
1 1/2cup confectioners sugar
1oz black sesame
1tsp vanilla essence
3nos large eggs white
1/4 tsp salt
3Tbsp granulated sugar

For Fillings
1cup lemon buttercream
1/4cup raspberry jam

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Grind almond flour and confectioner sugar in food processor.
Sift through a medium-mesh sieve into a bowl.
Stir in black sesame.
Beat egg whites with salt in a bowl with an electrical mixer at medium speed until hold soft peak.
Beat in granulated sugar, a little at a time.
Add in vanilla essence.
Fold meringue into almond mixture with a rubber spatula until incorporated.
Spoon half of the batter into the pastry bag. pipe 1 1/2 inch wide mounds of batter onto the baking sheet.
Let the macarons stand at room temeperature until light crust forms, 20 to 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 300F.
Bake the macaron 20 to 25 minutes.
When macarons completely cool, fill the shell with raspberry jam in the centre and butterceam at the side of the jam.

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Lovely delicious macarons with a blended unique taste . . . . Love Sunny Yaw

Mini Fraise Moussecake

It is a very simple strawberry moussecake as you just need to have sponge cake, strawberry syrup & puree, fresh mousse, strawberry jelly and fresh strawberries.

Ingredients

Cake Base
Cake sponge about 10mm thick.

Strawberry Mousse
Whipping cream 280gm
Strawberry puree 100gm
Strawberry syrup(Monin) 15ml
Egg white 50gm
Granulated sugar 35gm
Gelatin leaf 3envelopes

Puree Jelly Topping
Strawberry Puree 100gm
Gelatin Leaf 1.5envelopes

Decoration
Whole Strawberries
Sliced Strawberries

Method

Make the strawberry mousse
Whisk egg white until foamy. Then, add in granulated sugar gradually and whisk until soft peak form.
Whisk whipping cream and gradually add in Monin strawberry syrup until soft peak form.
Pour strawberry puree into the whipping cream and fold well with a rubber spatula.
Fold meringue into strawberry mixture and gently fold well.
Pour in metled gelatin into the strawberry mixture and gently fold.
Lay the cake based onto the minicake mould.
If want a moist cake, just brush some Monin strawberry syrup onto the surface of the cake.
Place the sliced strawberries onto the side of the minicake mould.
Pour the strawberry mousse into the minicake mould and refrigerate for 1 1/2 hours.

Melt gelatin into the hot strawberry puree. Cool it down until 50C to puree jelly. Pour it over the top.
Evenly place the whole strawberries on the top and refrigerate for half an hour.
Unmould the mini strawberry moussecake by warming the minicake mould.

This mini fraise moussecake looks beautiful, divine and not difficult to make and assemble, definite will charm your guests!

Love Sunny Yaw

Mango Moussecake

Mango Moussecake is something that I would like to introduce to you. It may not be new and maybe common but I really adore them as it is creamy, fragrant and juicy! In Malaysia we have various type of mangoes and plentyful too. So I had this baked over the weekday.


Ingredients

Cake Base and Cake Top
Cake sponge about 12mm thick.

Mango Mousse
Whipping cream 280gm
Mango puree 100gm
Mango syrup(Monin) 15ml
Egg white 50gm
Granulated sugar 35gm
Gelatin leaf 3envelopes

Puree Jelly Topping
Mango Puree 100gm
Gelatin Leaf 1.5envelopes

Decoration
Mango 1 thick piece
Dark chocolat button 60gm

Method
Make the mango mousse
Whisk egg white until foamy. Then, add in granulated sugar gradually and whisk until soft peak form.
Whisk whipping cream and gradually add in mango syrup until soft peak form.
Pour mango puree into the whipping cream and fold well with a rubber spatula.
Fold meringue into mango mixture and gently fold well.
Pour in metled gelatin into the mango mixture and gently fold.
Lay the cake based onto the baking tray.
Pour the mango mousse into the baking tray, place the top layer sponge and refrigerate for 1 1/2 hours.

Melt gelatin into the hot mango puree. Cool it down until 50C to puree jelly. Pour it over the top.
Evenly scatter the mango balls on the top and refrigerate for half an hour. Lastly, decorate the cake with chocolate ornaments.


This is not a difficult dessert to make, I am sure with my guide you will able to charm your guests, they will be in for a little delite!

Big Boys Oven

MAX Rite Bites Food Fest @ Changkat Bukit Bintang

During the Max Bites Food Fest, we were brought to Frangipani which offers contemporary french cuisine, located along Jalan Changkat Bukit Bintang. In this visit we were escorted to their upstair bar which is one of the most visited bars during the weekend and downstair is where their dining area which serve comtemporary french cuisine. Looking through from the upstair, the dining area looks classy and centered with a pool.


We were served with a variety of cocktail drinks which taste very strong and bitter to my liking.


Here comes the finger food, there were served on chinese white ceramic soup spoon. Oh! This taste rather delicious, it was smoke duck served on mash potatoes. I like this, it really make me so hooked on them and I keep eating them spoon after spoon.


This is another gorgeous salmon. Such a finger salmon, comes in such a thick portion and yet so succulent. If you are a raw fish lover, this something to die for.


And here comes the dessert, meringue sandwich with thick cream and chocolat. Just superb to end the visit.


Just look how we end this visit at Frangipani, just well licked stacks of white chinese ceramic soup spoons. I hope the next time I get to taste their food at their dinning section, that would be something to look forward and to die for.

Sidney

Chocolat Mousse


Chocolat Mousse
Whipping cream 280gm
Melted dark chocolat 100gm
Hazelnut syrup(Monin) 15ml
Egg white 50gm
Granulated sugar 35gm
Gelatin leaf 3envelopes
Inner layer
Sponge cake


Make the chocolat mousse, whisk egg white until foamy. Then, add in granulated sugar gradually and whisk until soft peak form.
Whisk whipping cream and gradually add in hazelnut syrup until soft peak form.
Melt the dark chocolat and pour it in the whipping cream and fold well witha rubber spatula.
Fold meringue into chocolat mixture and gently fold well.
Pour in metled gelatin into the chocolat mixture and gently fold.
Pour a half layer of the chocolat mousse into the round plastic ring and refrigerate for 1 1/2 hours.
Inner layer, place a piece of spoge cake.
Pipe in another layer of chocolat mousse.
Then placee in freezer for an hour.
Finish the surface with melted chocolate.

Do try my recipe and let me know how your creation turns out to be, a sure winner.

Big Boys Oven

Chocolat Mousse

Last previous post was a strawberry moussecake and today I decided to post a simple not difficult and straight forward chocolat mousse for individual portion. My little niece love this chocolat mousse so much that she always look forward for one for herself to endulge so sinfully! She always looks forward to see me as I alway have surprises for her.



Chocolat Mousse
Whipping cream 280gm
Melted dark chocolat 100gm
Hazelnut syrup(Monin) 15ml
Egg white 50gm
Granulated sugar 35gm
Gelatin leaf 3envelopes
Inner layer
Sponge cake


Make the chocolat mousse, whisk egg white until foamy. Then, add in granulated sugar gradually and whisk until soft peak form.
Whisk whipping cream and gradually add in hazelnut syrup until soft peak form.
Melt the dark chocolat and pour it in the whipping cream and fold well witha rubber spatula.
Fold meringue into chocolat mixture and gently fold well.
Pour in metled gelatin into the chocolat mixture and gently fold.
Pour a half layer of the chocolat mousse into the round plastic ring and refrigerate for 1 1/2 hours.
Inner layer, place a piece of spoge cake.
Pipe in another layer of chocolat mousse.
Then placee in freezer for an hour.
Finish the surface with melted chocolate.

Since my little niece loves them so much, I am sure you too. Try my recipe and let me know how your creation turns out to be, a sure winner.

Yours Sunny Yaw

Strawberry Moussecake with Flaming Meringue

“> Strawberry Moussecake
(prepare 3 of 3 inch cake ring)

Strawberry mousse
Whipping cream 280gm
Melted strawberry puree 100gm
Strawberry syrup(Monin) 15ml
Egg white 50gm
Granulated sugar 35gm
Gelatin leaf 3envelopes
Inner layer
Melted strawberry puree 70gm
Gelatin leaf 2envelopes
Outer layer (Meringue)
Egg white 100gm
Granulated sugar 30gm

Make the strawberry mousse, whisk egg white until foamy. Then, add in granulated sugar gradually and whisk until soft peak form.
Whisk whipping cream and gradually add in strawberry syrup until soft peak form.
Melt the strawberyy and pour it in the whipping cream and fold well witha rubber spatula.
Fold meringue into strawberry mixture and gently fold well.
Pour in metled gelatin into the strawbery mixture and gently fold.
Pour a half layer of the strawberry mousse into the cake ring and refrigerate for 1 1/2 hours.
Inner layer, melt the soften gelatin into the hot strawberry puree, let cool until 30C. Then place a spoonful of the strawberry puree on the centre top area.
Pipe in another layer of strawberry mousse.
Then placee in freezer for an hour.
Outer layer, whisk egg with until foamy, add in granulated sugar gradually and whisk until stiff peak form.
Pipe the meringue along the cake edge. Burn the meringue with a culinary torch and freeze it for 15 minutes.

Yet another interesting and beautiful piece of dessert which I really encourage you to try, …………….. lovely, simple and delicious.

Love Sunny Yaw

Strawberry Moussecake with Flaming Meringue

It had already been a week rest and I guess it is time to churn out a nice dessert and also to spoil myself by indulging them later. What will be the best dessert to make this time after such a long hari raya break? Maybe something simple and yet looks beautiful and stunning. Hmmm…thinking!

I always wanted to use my new culinary torch, the one I bought from a hardware store, the best thing to make is a creme brulee. Creme brulee… hmmmm… sounds interesting as I can burn those sugar topping but in fact I just had them a day before at Mandarin Hotel. I guess I will not have such similar dessert as it will be so bored and crazy. I have an idea…… the vision of the flaming alaska came into mind… oh yes I would love that, but I had ran out of ice cream but I have some strawberry moussecake in my fridge. Strawberry moussecake. I make some meringue (whisk egg white and sugar) and I piped them onto the moussecake. Once done the flaming started. So cool and so fun as you can burn the dessert….lol.

Strawberry Moussecake
(prepare 3 of 3 inch cake ring)

Strawberry mousse
Whipping cream 280gm
Melted strawberry puree 100gm
Strawberry syrup(Monin) 15ml
Egg white 50gm
Granulated sugar 35gm
Gelatin leaf 3envelopes
Inner layer
Melted strawberry puree 70gm
Gelatin leaf 2envelopes
Outer layer (Meringue)
Egg white 100gm
Granulated sugar 30gm

Make the strawberry mousse, whisk egg white until foamy. Then, add in granulated sugar gradually and whisk until soft peak form.
Whisk whipping cream and gradually add in strawberry syrup until soft peak form.
Melt the strawberyy and pour it in the whipping cream and fold well witha rubber spatula.
Fold meringue into strawberry mixture and gently fold well.
Pour in metled gelatin into the strawbery mixture and gently fold.
Pour a half layer of the strawberry mousse into the cake ring and refrigerate for 1 1/2 hours.
Inner layer, melt the soften gelatin into the hot strawberry puree, let cool until 30C. Then place a spoonful of the strawberry puree on the centre top area.
Pipe in another layer of strawberry mousse.
Then placee in freezer for an hour.
Outer layer, whisk egg with until foamy, add in granulated sugar gradually and whisk until stiff peak form.
Pipe the meringue along the cake edge. Burn the meringue with a culinary torch and freeze it for 15 minutes.

Yet another interesting and beautiful piece of dessert which I really encourage you to try, …………….. lovely, simple and delicious.

Love Sunny Yaw

Tart Banana

Looking at those banana selling at the stall outside my old apartment had triggered myself to bake this banana tart. It is not that difficult and also easy to source for ingredients. Plenty of fresh banana. What i did, was just mashed the banana and mixed them with beaten egg yolk. Throw them into the tart shell and baked.

Once done, whisked up some egg white and sugar to produce the meringue. Cover the banana mashed with the meringue and shape to your liking. Use the torch blower and burn a bit of the meringue.

Sorry for being too short with this piece as we are busy shifting to our new place. Have a good day!

Love Sunny Yaw

The White Mountain of French Alp Mountain(Mont Blanc)

What rings in my head with the word Mont Blanc , that would be the well craftsmanship of writing instruments, well designed and hand crafted just as what I do with my cakes. But in Japan, you can find almost virtually some sort of stuff called Mont Blanc in most of the cake shop. Getting a well crafted pen in a japanese cake shop?

Well, it is not a writing instrument but it is rather a well designed and crafted dessert. Mont blanc is a dessert made of meringue, whipped cream, and chestnut cream whose name seems to come from its resemblance in appearance, apparently, to the French Alp moutain Mont Blanc. This chestnut dessert has a huge popularity in Japan. You will come across varieties of Mont Blanc being presented by different patissiers such a few names, chef Jun Honma(Chez Cima), chef Yoshiwa Takasugi(Mikage Takasugi), chef Shinji Ebisawa(Les Entremets de Kunitachi), chef Yasuhiro Suzukia(Noel) and many more. I also came across such lovely dessert at Le Cordon Bleu and also with chefs Anita & Sanny(Jam Bakery).

So I decided to explore a simple version of Mont Blanc. My version of Mont Blanc would consists of tart shell, instant custard, chestnut mousse and cooked whole chestnut. It is simple to make as you can prepare the tart shell a day advance and the rest will only take a while. The only problem with this recipe, you need to pre-order the chestnut puree in advance from the ingredient shop as there are not stockable. You will only see them stock up in supermarket such like cold storage during pre-christmas.

I have seen chestnut cake at a cake shop at Sri Hartamas Shopping Complex and a different version of Mont Blanc at at small cake shop in the old wing of Bangsar Village.

This Mont Blanc may look cute, petti and light but it can be heavy after consuming. My salute to Mont Blanc. Hope you will explore this lovely Mont Blanc soon.

Luv Sunny Yaw
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