I decided to make cakes for the mommies, they love my cakes *proud face*, I hate to give those little porcelain figurines that are sooo cute, but, they have the ability to attract and hold dust, believe me, they can do that when you are not watching, I hate dust, the only dust I like is fairies dust ;) (a union thing)
Well I made passion fruit sponge cake with pasion fruit rum syrup and passion fruit filling, it was not an overwhelming taste, instead it was soft in flavor and with a delicious fragance. I made the syrup and juice two days before and the cakes last night, so this morning I only made the filling and the frosting. After that I made a chocolate salami for my sister.
Passion Fuit Sponge Cake.
2 tablespoons passion fruit syrup
200 gr sugar
200 gr cake flour
1 pinch salt
1- Sieve together flour , salt, and baking powder set aside.
2- Whith an electric mixer beat whole ggs for four minutes, then gradually add sugar until the batter is light and fluffy.
3- Add the passion fruit syrup. Stop beating with the mixer.
4- With a rubber spatula gently fold in the flour mixture.
5- Put the batter into a greased and floured cake pan.
6- Bake at 350 °F or 180 °C until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
7- Take out the oven unmold on a dish and let cool before icing.
1/2 cup rum (rhum)
3 cups water
2 cups sugar
4 tablespoon passion fruit pupl.
1- Boil water and sugar at medium high heat for about 15 minutes (or until it has the consistency of a cought syrup).
2- Let cool, and then add the rum and the passion fruit pulp.
For the Icing
I used non diary whipped cream with 2 tablespoons passion fruit syrup
For the filling
I mixed 1 can sweetened condensed milk and ½ cup passion fruit pulp then I folded in non diary whipped cream.cake
1- Halve the cake horizontally and drizzle the rum syrup over the bottom half cake .
2- Spread bottom half cake with filling.
3-Top with remaining cake layer to form a sandwiched cake and drizzle with the remaining syrup.
4- Decorate with the icing.
250 gr unsweetened dark chocolate chóped.
40 gr vegetable shortening (krisco).
180 gr sweetened condensed milk.
100gr almonds (blanched and toasted).
100 gr raisings.
6 candied cherries (cut in half).
Unsweetened cocoa powder.
1- Melt the chocolate, shortening and condensed in sauce pan, (you can use a water bath to avoid burning the chocolate)
2- Add and combine the almonds and raisings
3- In a plain surface place asheet of tin foil and place over this a sheet of waxed paper, sprinkle with the cocoa powder.
4- With a spoon place the chocolate over the cocoa powder and form a log sprinkle more cocoa pwder over the log and holding both sides of the foil and waxed paper shape a salami or log, wrap and close both ends and put in the refrigerator until it is hard like a salami.
5- Unwrap and enjoy.
Pictures...ugly too ... one without flash (the real color of the syrup)
and the other with flash
1 cup water.
2 cups passion fruit pulp.
1- Boil the sugar and water at medium high heat for about ten minutes, the syrup shuld be thick.
2- Add the passion fruit pulp and let simmer for 10 minutes. Store in jars and keep in the refrigerator.