Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Jasmine tea mousse

We're pretty spoiled for choice these days when it comes to tea-flavored cakes. The use of matcha/green tea in desserts has been popular for a long time... earl grey has gotten pretty trendy in recent years... and I was told recently, chai tea, though I've yet to try it myself.

Over the weekend I got a little adventurous and tried another tea flavor I've never worked with before - Jasmine! I might have gotten inspired by the coming of Spring... or it could just be that I got tired of seeing the box of jasmine tea in my kitchen cupboard (purchased previously on impulse...).

Jasmine tea has a very delicate floral taste, much lighter than earl grey or matcha - the mousse recipe I used kept it simple which ensured the jasmine tea flavor was not masked by something stronger. The mousse was placed on slightly bitter double chocolate sponge base - I found the contrast between the jasmine tea mousse and chocolate sponge base was very refreshing.

When the cakes were done and I was taking photos, I couldn't help but think the white mousse on dark chocolate reminded me a little of how snow capped mountains look in early Spring.


  1. Woooow! Everything looks so delicious. It's hard to believe that you are a home baker as everything looks so professionally made! Do you think you can make videos or cooking classes?

  2. Hi Mable, thanks for your very kind comments. I think i'll be too nervous in front of a camera! Hahaha... I'll be happy to share through informal classes if there are enough people interested.

  3. I totally agree with the first person....you're such a pro. i though those mousse cakes are from the special bakery shop!

    They are GORGEOUS! Well done, well done!! please do share more of your wonderful works with us. :)

  4. Hi there, I'm very impressed with your baking. I just have some problems with my browser and cannot see part of the article. Do you mind sharing the receipe here again? Thanks.



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