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Thursday, August 16, 2007

GULAB JAMUN 'N' PISTACHIO MOUSSE CAKE

Ingredients :
Vanilla Sponge Cake - 1
Pistachio mousse - 750 grams
Gulab Jamuns - 20
Pistachios(Thinly sliced) for garnish - 60 grams
Sugar Syrup - 1- 1/2 cups
For The Mousse :
Pistachios(blanched and pureed) - 200 grams
Sugar - 200 grams
Unflavoured Gelatin - 15 grams
Lemon Juice - 15 ml Egg Whites - 2
Whipping Cream - 400 grams
Pistachio Nuts(Chopped) - 30 grams
Method :

For Mousse :
1) Blanch pistachio in boiling hot water.Grind with little water to make puree.combine pistachio puree with sugar in a medium bowl.
2) Soften gelatin in lemon juice,stir into dissolve over hot water.Stir into puree.
3) Beat egg whites until foamy and add to puree.Place mixture in freezer.When partially frozen,for about 45-60 minutes,beat in a food processor or blender until pale in colour.
4) Transfer to bowl.Whip one cup of cream and fold into mixture.Add the chopped pistachios.

For Assembly :
1) Slice the vanilla sponge cake in to two layers.I prepared the cake from scratch,you may prepare at home or buy from shop.
2) Soak the lower layer with sugar syrup.Place gulab jamun cut into half to cover the whole layer as shown in the picture.















3) Cover with pistachio mousse and level,before placing the second layer repeat the process and finish off with a sprinkle of chopped pistachios and decorate however you wish.The yummy Gulab Jamun 'n' Pistachio mousse cake is ready.


This is a perfect treat for those who have a sweet tooth.This Indo-Western combinations are sure to be a hit at all social soirees.

This is my entry for SHF #34 for the theme "Going Local" hosted by the "The Passionate Cook".I prepared this lovely cake for my son's birthday and for the SHF.

49 comments:

Dhana said...

Oh my god, this sounds AND looks unbelievably good!

sra said...

That's a great crossover dish, Viji! It must have been really really sweet!

Cinnamon said...

Vanilla, GulabJamun and Pistachio... my goodness... it must be divine...
Looks very delicious!!!

Coffee said...

Thats a lovely dessert Viji! :) Many happy returns to your son. :)

Asha said...

Oh dear!! Both of my fave things in one place!! You are killing me!!:D

Mishmash ! said...

Good one....a sure treat for sweet lover;s......:)

Shn

Tee said...

Wow! this is so innovative! Must be tasting awesome.

Poonam said...

I can't believe that! WOW!

TBC said...

What a lovely dessert!

Manasi said...

Ooooooooooooh! cake n gulab jamun!! 2 faves in one!! Awesome!!

Pravs said...

oh man ! that looks tooooooo sweet for me. what a double decker.

Cynthia said...

You are a wicked, wicked woman! That's sweetness galore! :)

Cynthia said...

This is just in case my use of the word "wicked" is interpreted :) I mean that you are tempting us very much :)

Viji said...

Thanks you very much dhana:-)

Viji said...

Thanks sra.Its a very sewwt dish,but i have reduced the sugar level a bit while preparing it.

Viji said...

Thanks cinnamon.I loved it.All who have sweet tooth will adore it.

Viji said...

Thank you very much coffee :-) my son loved it.He is like me,sweet toothed person.

Viji said...

Thanks Asha,Those who love sweets,gulab jamun and pista will defenitely love it.

Viji said...

Thanks shn,absolutely true:-)

Viji said...

Thanks Tee,Yah its really good.

Viji said...

Thanks poonam.

Viji said...

Thank you TBC.

Viji said...

Thanks Manasi.It is awesome,got to try it.

Viji said...

Yah pravs,it sounds too sweet.But you can always change few things according to your taste level rt?thats what I have done.I love sweets,but where as my hus,he doesn't like sweets.So I just soaked one layer in sugar syrup and on the other layer just sprayed 2-3 Tsp of syrup.And controlled the sugar level in the rest of the things where sugar is ysed.So now he too loved it:-)

Arun Vijayraghavan said...

Missing senses

Smell, taste, touch

Where is my piece of cake :)

Amazing , how could you ever make such thing

Neku Cakeu Bakeu

Viji said...

Thanks cynthia for your good words.I dint take it otherwise,dont worry.Yah if you prepare as directed its too sweet,for those people who love soo sweet will be great otherwise can always reduce the sugar level and make it according to your taste always rt?:-) I have prepared it in medium sweet level.

Viji said...

Thanks Arun.For all your questions there is a solution.I will be sending it with siva,enjoy ur piece of cake :-)

Lata said...

You are so creative. Great one!

Viji said...

Thanks lata.

archana said...

The dessert is looking superb,cake and gulabjamuns are my weakness :)
I have something for you in my blog :)

bee said...

what a beautiful creation. this is the first time i've come across pistachio mousse.

Shai said...

Wow,Good,Great,Awesome, No words are enough to explain such a mouth watering invention, You are simply great Vijiiii.

Viji said...

Thanks Archana.If its favs together then u will defenetly love it.And there was a very big surprise for me in your blog!!!!My God,I could not believe it.I know,I'm not worth that award,but still thanks a ton to u
archana.

Viji said...

Thanks Bee.this is the first time I made this and it was yummy,very good.

Viji said...

Thanks a ton shai :-) I loved your comments.After reading the comment,i was in the seventh cloud :-)) Thanks a lot for your sweet words.

Happy cook said...

Wow i have never ate such a cake, it look to die for yum yumm.....why can't all my blog buddies live near to me, so each time they make something that i can try them........paradise

Viji said...

Thanks Happy cook.Yah even I wish the same,if all of us stay close by,it will be so nice,we get to taste so many good things instead of just seeing it on screen.

Prajusha said...

wow..this looks delicious and a new recipe of cake.thanks for sharing it.

Viji said...

Thanks prajusha,my pleasure:-)

Mansi Desai said...

Hi viji, thanks for visiting my blog!

your spongecake looks absolutely out of this world!! and has the perfect ingredients!! great job, I'm sure ur son must have liked it a lot!!!

Viji said...

Thanks for your nice comments mansi.Yah,my son loved it a lot.

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Hi viji....
That was a awesome cake....Nice shape....great Looking...

Viji said...

Thanks Sukanya :-)

Chandrika said...

Very innovative Viji..I got to give it a try...

Viji said...

Thanks Chandrika.Go ahead and i'm sure u will love it :-)

Shella said...

Viji

This a really creative recipe. It looks wonderful & am sure it tastes as good too.

Keep it up.

I am a new blogger & invite you to visit my blog.

Shella said...

Hi Viji

This is a really innovative recipe & I must congratulate you on this one. It looks fab & am sure it tastes fab too.

I am a new blogger & invite you to visit my blog.

Mocha said...

Call it a double whammy. I love GJ and now with cake. I will take it any day

Viji said...

Thanks and welcome to my blog Mocha.U will defenetly love it then.