Paris Brest with Hazelnut Mousseline


What do you get when you level up on choux puff pastry? We had a eureka moment when the three of us taste-tested this Paris Brest recipe – perfect pastry with crunch, filled with a velvety smooth hazelnut mousseline made with creme patissiere, hazelnut paste, icing sugar and a whipped butter (which is so light!)…

Manjari Mousse, Raspberry Jelly, Mascarpone Cream


Inspired by a recent Valrhona workshop with Valrhona Pacific and Sabato, I set off to create a mousse dessert with all my favourites. Here I used Valrhona Manjari, a single origin dark chocolate made from rare cocoa beans from Madagascar. This has a fresh, acidic, sharp bouquet with red fruit notes and pairs perfectly with…

Chocolate mousse dome entremet with Valrhona and Ponthier fruit puree


My ultimate favourite chocolate is Valrhona. Recently I had a mini sampling of the range at Sabato. I thought I would be persuaded to fall for a different type (hello Azelia – hazelnut) and Itakuja (passionfruit)) and was surprised to find myself steadfast in loving Manjari. The fruity notes first captured my love for Valrhona…

Baked Chocolate Mousse


Having made a delicious salty-sweet combo out of my cornflake crumble and Kohu Road Pure Vanilla ice cream, I needed something to serve it with. Cookie sandwich was an obvious contestant, but I had a particular picture in mind. I wanted something light but not cakey, rich but not heavy. I need, a mousse cake….