Food for the upset.


I'm upset.

This calls for chocolate therapy.

And not in its simplest form as I would normally have it ( I suspect my preferences changed based on the availability of good chocolate in the house. Someone.. give me la maison or Jean Paul Hevin please!!!); I decided to take a more precarious path with the addition of a wee bit flour, sugar and eggs. And viola, a sweet treat to wheel the blues away.


Remedy for the heartsick
makes 1 chocolate roll

1/3 cup cake flour
1/6 cup cocoa powder
1/8 tsp salt
3 eggs (separated and at room temperature)
1/4 tsp cream of tar tar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 tsp instant coffee
1 tsp vanilla paste/powder

1) Butter and line a 9 inch square pan. Preheat the oven to 165 degrees celsius.
2) Sift 1/3 cup (45g) cake flour, 1/6 cup (15g) cocoa powder and 1/8 tsp salt in a bowl.
3)Beat 3 egg yolks and 1/4 cup granulated sugar till thickened and pale in color. About 3 mins.
4) Scrape the sides of the bowl down and mix in 1/4 tsp instant coffee and 1 tsp of vanilla.
5) Set aside.
6) Beat 3 egg whites and 1/4 tsp cream of tar tar until foamy. Slowly add in 1/4 cup granulated sugar bit by bit whilst still whisking. Beat on high until stiff peak.
7) Gently fold in the egg whites into the egg yolk mixture in 3 additions.
8) Fold in the flour mixture with a light hand until the flour mixture is no longer visible.
9) Scrape the mixture into the pan and bake for 20mins.
10)Cool the cake on a rack for 25mins before unmoulding.

Chocolate Mousse filling
makes enough for the chocolate roll and for the heartsick to snack on.

4 oz semisweet chocolate
1 cup cream
1 tbsp unsalted butter
1 egg yolk
1 tbsp sugar

1) Double boil the chocolate, 2 tblspoon sugar and 1 tbsp unsalted butter until melted and well combined.
2) Add egg yolks, 1 tbsp sugar and 2 tbsp cream. Whisk to combine over low heat for about 2mins.
3) Remove from heat and allow to cool for 10mins.
4) Whip the remaining 3/4 cup of cream till stiff peak.
5) Fold in whipped cream into chocolate mixture.
6) Fill the cake as desire and roll it up using parchment paper as backing.


thecoffeesnob said...

This is definitely one of the most gorgeous and delicious form of chocolate therapy I've seen in a while! I hope you feel better soon, just keep the chocolate desserts coming :)

SiHaN said...

thanks girl. I will keep the chocolate desserts rolling. hehe. Think I'll celebrate one month of chocolate! Loving this form of therapy.