This is the first time I've tried to test the recipe from the book 素材より素材らしく―杉野英実の菓子 (Le Goût Authentique Retrouvé by Hidemi Sugino) my friend bought it for me from Japan in September.
I've tried to make Pomme d'Eve but the recipe wasn't his, I might give it a try sometimes.
Evan from Evan's Kitchen Ramblings has tried many desserts, all of them look gorgeous.
The recipe I chose to give a closure to 2011 was Brésilienne.
A truly elegant dessert consists of coffee mousse, caramel mousse & coffee joconde biscuit.
I have to say I didn't do a perfect job to make the entremets look like the photos from the book.
I didn't have the right mousse rings & I did make a mess with the first cake when I spread the glazing on top.
So, I gave up with the glazing part...
I think the taste is the most important.
First of all, this cake is definitely not for people with a sweet tooth, if you're coffee lover, you'll fall in love with it.
When eating the coffee mousse alone, it's quite bitter.
But the sweetness is enhanced by the caramel mousse & the coffee joconde.
I personally think the Cognac syrup for the joconde is a must as it adds a sophisticated note to the cake.
Thank you for joining me in my journey of baking this year.
Wishing you all the best the coming year.