Sunday, December 24, 2017

Snowman London Fog Mild Cheesecake

Happy Christmas!! Earl Grey Tea is one of the flavourful teas that can be made into a dessert.

So to make it into a snowman, we chose a mild mousse cheesecake to keep the colour "light-ish" colour. Aren't they cute? They are soft and fluffy and smells soooo good.

A pro-tip! You can make a top hat out of mini Oreos and regular Oreos if you can't find a Santa hat mould. We came a cross this mould in a local bake shop and we have not found a link to it, so I am not sure how easy it would be to get what we have. 

Just stack 2 mini Oreos on top of a regular Oreo and fill and stick them together with your black candy coating! 

Enjoy your awesome Holiday and we will see you a new Next Year!!! See you on the other side~ Happy Holidays!

London Fog Mild Cheesecake
Yields 8 3-inch domes

Sponge cake:
58g (½cup) Cake flour
3g (¾tsp) Baking powder
1g (¼ tsp) Baking soda
1.5g (¼ tsp) salt
1 Large egg
38g (3tbsp plus 1 tsp) Granulated sugar
4g (¾tsp) Vanilla extract
28g (2 tbsp) Vegetable oil
25g (2 tbsp) Unsalted butter, melted
60g (1/4 cup) Buttermilk (60g Milk+ 1½tsp vinegar + 30 min room temp)
4g (2 tsp) Earl grey tea powder

Earl Grey Cheesecake:
225g (8 oz) Heavy cream, cold
6g (1 heaping tsp.) Gelatine powder
45g (3 tbsp) Boiling water
1 Earl Grey Tea bag
2 Egg yolks
50g (4 tbsp) Granulated sugar
120g (4.2oz) Mascarpone cheese, soften
1ml (1/4 tsp) Earl Grey Extract

80g (2.8oz) Heavy cream, cold
6g (2tsp) Confectioners sugar, sifted

Candy coating/ Chocolate

1. Combine 80g of heavy cream with confectioners sugar and whip to stiff peaks
2. Fill hemisphere moulds 1/3 of way with whipped cream
3. Use the back of a spoon and push it up the sides, makes sure all is coated and no sides are too thin to see through
4. Put in freezer until cheesecake mixture is ready

1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F)
2. Line sheet pan with parchment paper
3. Whisk together cake flour, earl grey tea powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt, set aside
4. In another bowl, beat eggs until it mixes up
5. Add sugar and continue to beat for until sugar dissloves
6. Add vanilla, oil and melted butter and beat until incorporate
7. Slowly add about half of the flour mixture, mixing until no flour is seen
8. Add half of the buttermilk and mix until incorporated
9. Repeat with remaining flour and buttermilk
10. Beat until just combined and smooth, scraping down the sides of the mixing bowl as needed
11. Pour it into a 34cm x 20 cm(14” by 8”) pan lined with parchment paper ( the cake should be around 7mm thick after cooked)
12. Bake for 7 -10 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean
13. Let them cool in the pan for a couple minutes, then remove
14. Let them cool to room temp and punch out 8 circles

Earl grey cheesecake
1. Brew the tea bag with 45g of hot water for 5 min
2. Remove the tea after 5 min, let it cool to room temp and measure out 30g
3. Combine gelatin with cooled down tea, stir, set aside to bloom
4. Whip egg yolk and sugar to pale and thick
5. Heat egg mixture in a double boiler and whisk constantly until sugar is dissolved (until the mixture reaches 60°C)
6. Add in the gelatin mixture and stir until melted
7. Remove from heat and mix in mascarpone cheese and EG extract
8. Pass it through a sieve to remove lumps
9. Whip heavy cream to soft peaks
10. Fold heavy cream into cheese mixture and fill it in a piping bag

1. Pipe the cheesecake mixture 2/3’s of the way into the cream molds
2. Add a disc of cake and press down lightly
3. Pipe more and level cheesecake mixture with the rim and wipe down excess that has ooze out the sides
4. Cover with plastic wrap and freeze until set, around 3 hours
5. Remove cake from the moulds
6. Put cake in the refrigerator to thaw, at least 2 hours
7. Meanwhile melt candy coating/ temper chocolate to make the decorations, colour them if you have to
8. Before serving, put on the decorations

I. The raw egg yolks in the mousse should be heated to 60°C (138°F) to be safe if you are not sure about it please buy pasteurize eggs
II. While heating with the bain-marie, you need to stir constantly to prevent the egg yolk from scrambling
III. To get earl grey tea powder, grind tea bags to a much finer consistency
IV. You can use vanilla box cake and add earl grey tea powder to it too but beware box mix yields much more cake batter than needed, You need around 1.5 cup of batter for this recipe

Links to supplies

Kenwood Hand Blender
3.15" Hemisphere Mould
Round Cutter Set
Black Candy Coating

Hope you guys enjoy this weeks [How To's]

See you next week :)

 xo D

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