Caffe Latte Mousse Cups: Sweet Celebrations – Elise Strachan

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Images and recipes from Sweet! Celebrations by Elise Strachan (Murdoch Books) $39.99

 

Caffe Latte Mousse Cups

Makes 10 Servings

 

1 tablespoon instant coffee

60 ml boiling water

100 g milk chocolate, chopped

600 ml thickened (whipping) cream

10 (90 ml capacity) espresso glasses

Coffee beans and cocoa powder

 

1  In a small bowl, stir the coffee and boiling water together until the coffee has dissolved. Refrigerate until cold.

2  Melt the milk chocolate with 60 ml of the cream and stir to form a ganache.

3  Using an electric mixer, whip the remaining cream until soft peaks start to form. Be careful not to overwhip. Set aside and refrigerate half of the whipped cream.

4  Using a spatula and large sweeping motions, gently fold the ganache and cooled coffee into the remaining whipped cream, until combined.

5  Divide the mousse mixture among the espresso glasses, leaving a 1 cm gap at the top of each glass. Refrigerate for 1 hour.

6  Once the mousse is set, spoon the reserved whipped cream on top, filling to just below the rim of each glass.

7    Decorate the top of the mousse with a coffee bean and a sprinkling of cocoa powder.

 

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Family Feasting

This weekend we had the rare opportunity to have both daughters (and grandson) in the same place at the same time – wonderful!  We thank The Little Cheese Shop in Bayswater WA for a sumptuous array of cheeses and accompaniments that we shared with the Dinner Ladies Wimmera Grain Salad , pink humus, spicy meatballs (and yellow  – pumpkin hummus – not pictured) and  Madfish Sparkling wine for  a most enjoyable and delicious evening!

 

Spicy Meatballs

 

Wimmera Salad- Lentil and Barley

 

 family feast

Dural, Sydney Hills

Dural, Sydney Hills

Dural – this has been our camping grounds for the past few days. It is in the Sydney Hills and about 40 kms outside of the city and still quite a large town in comparison to everywhere we have been these past 3 months. We just about needed a map to work out how to get into the shopping centre…and the 3 hour drive to buy coffee for our stove top coffee maker…well that is another story 🙂