I'm really enjoying everone's posts for NaBloPoMo. I forgot all about it. Although, starting a month of daily blog posting the day after I got back from overseas would perhaps have been a bit... ambitious (or more like crazy!).
I've been wanting to right a post about a great (non-knitting related) course I got to take in Melbourne. Two friends and I took a day long desserts course at Savour Chocolate and Patisserie School. It was sooo much fun and so yummy!
We made 3 amazing desserts (and them ate them!).
The first dessert was:
Beetroot sponge with Orange marmalade ice cream,
Chocolate mousse and Beetroot butterscotch sauce.
Now, I know Beetroot sound like a strange ingredient for a dessert but we used beetroot powder and it was very subtle, although it definitely added some colour!
First, we made the orange marmalade - it took a long time to reduce and set up but it smelled heavenly!
Next up, was the chocolate mousse. I was the one who had to make it!
|I was so scared of cooking it too long and curdling the eggs|
and ruining it for the whole class!
After the butterscotch sauce was done, we baked the sponge... in the microwave!
|Beetroot Sponge microwaved in disposable cups|
Of course, this is what it looked like when I got through with it ; )
Next time, I'll show you the dessert we made that I want to try to duplicate for Christmas... Chocolate Lava Cake anyone?