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.