TDM CCN Header

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Passion fruit Mousse Cake


I love passion fruit and the tart sweet taste it has especially when paired in deserts like these.  I adapted this recipe I found in a magazine and used products that were easily available over here.
Anyway I used agar agar powder, which is like a vegetarian gelatin of sorts. For cream I used Nestle canned cream, its a bit thick but easily available and cheaper than the usual whipping cream.

Recipe : Passion fruit Mousse Cake recipe adapted from Passion fruit mousse traybake from BBCgoodfood.

Base : 140g pkt plain Marie Biscuits
           75g unsalted butter, melted

Mousse : 6 large passionfruits ( choose ones that have started to wrinkle)
                1/2 cup hot water
                2 tsp Agar Agar Powder ( I used Double swallow brand, plain)
                200ml ( 1/2 can) of condensed milk
                2 cans of Nestle Cream
                5 tbsp sugar

Prepare the base by placing the biscuits in the food processor and pulsing to form bread crumbs, add the melted butter and pulse a few times to combine.  Lightly butter a 10 inch springform  pan, or regular baking tray , if you dont have one.  Press the biscuit crumbs on the sides and bottom of the pan to make a nice base. Place in fridge to chill for an hour.

While the base is chilling prepare the mousse, extract the pulp of 4 passion fruits and press them through a sieve to remove the seeds and extract the juice.  Pour into a measuring jug, you should have about 200 ml of juice , if not add enough water to come up to the 200 ml mark.

Bring 1/2 cup of hot water in a saucepan and the juice and bring to a simmer.  Add the sugar and agar agar and stir quickly  to dissolve the agar agar and sugar.  Cool slightly.

In a mixing bowl whisk the cream and condensed milk and pulp of the remaining passionfruits.  Stir in the cooled juice and stir well.  Pour into the biscuit base and  chill for a few hours till set.   Remove the sides of the springform pan, I usually dont remove the bottom , mainly because I am afraid the base might come apart.

To make cutting easier, dip your knife in hot water and then use to slice into wedges.









11 comments:

  1. I love the intense yet very pleasant aroma of passion fruit. This mousse cake looks so beautiful and amazingly delicious, Nammi.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Drooling over the foto dear.. Bookmarked the recipe

    ReplyDelete
  3. I love passion fruit and don't use it nearly enough. This cheesecake looks very delicious.

    ReplyDelete
  4. this is an exciting recipe using passion fruit, i should give it a try soon

    ReplyDelete
  5. Priya (www.asmallbite.com)
    Never used passion fruit in cakes,should try soon.

    ReplyDelete
  6. I haven't had the pleasure to work with or even taste passion fruit before!! I cannot believe how far I am. Your recipe looks very promising and I like the simplicity of the ingredients as well. Thanks for sharing

    ReplyDelete
  7. I really don't make cheesecake often nor use passion fruit in my recipes. Your cheesecake looks really good!

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for checking out my posts, please leave a comment or two....