5/11/2008

Passion Fruit and a Chocolate salami

Happy Mother's day


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 Fruit Sponge Cake.
Yes... a lot of work

I need a break...

Finished

yum yum


Passion Fuit Sponge Cake.


Ingredients:


2 tablespoons passion fruit syrup

6 eggs

200 gr sugar

200 gr cake flour

1 pinch salt

¼ teaspoon

baking powder

Directions:

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.

Rum Syrup

Ingredients:

1/2 cup rum (rhum)

3 cups water

2 cups sugar

4 tablespoon passion fruit pupl.

Directions:

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

Assembly

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.

Chocolate Salami
Salame Di Ciccolato


I know... the picture is ugly.... but this thing is D-licious

Chocolate Salami.

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.

Directions.

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.

Homemade Passion Fruit Syrup and Juice.


Juice ready to be frozen
and passion fruit from the backyard



syrup boiling

Pictures...ugly too ... one without flash (the real color of the syrup)
and the other with flash


Passion Fruit Syrup.

2 cups white sugar.

1 cup water.

2 cups passion fruit pulp.

Directions:

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.

10 comments:

Swati: Sugarcraft India said...

Oh how sweet ... the cakes look so delicious and the thought of having cakes instead of porceline figures is really sweet of you..Yes, you must really be tired with all the hard work.. Take good rest now :))

SpiceLove said...

Wonderful blog! I love the recipes and the photos. Happy Mother's Day to you!

SpiceLove said...

Wonderful blog! I love the recipes and the photos. Happy Mother's Day to you!

Donna said...

Geez Girl!! That Looks like a LOT of hard work!!! But they are Beautiful!! (Fairie dust is a Good thing!!)LOL...Happy day sweetie!!hughugs

SpiceLove said...

Thanks a lot for your comment! Even I love fruit juices and lassi a lot. Another sight your cakes made me hungry today:) Have a wonderful day!
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tartasacher said...

Hola Faery.
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Joy @ Joy Of Desserts said...

Those look like beautiful cakes. Lucky mothers. I've never heard of chocolate salami. It looks like there are bits of candied fruits in there. It's probably quite good. I'll look forward to the recipe.

Congratulations on all the awards. I was sent here by Tarta Sacher. :-)

Mara said...

wow this is amazing...that is a total committment..i love passionfruit!