Passionberry Dessert

Total Time:
3 hr
Prep:
30 min
Inactive:
2 hr
Cook:
30 min

Yield:
6 to 8 servings
Level:
Advanced

Ingredients
  • Raspberry Mousse:
  • 1 pound egg whites
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 8 ounces sugar
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 -ounce gelatin powder
  • 2 tablespoons warm water
  • 8 ounces raspberry puree
  • 1 quart heavy cream, whipped
  • Passion Fruit Mousse:
  • 1 pound egg whites
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 8 ounces sugar
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 -ounce gelatin powder
  • 2 tablespoons warm water
  • 8 ounces passion fruit puree
  • 1 quart heavy cream, whipped
  • Cake:
  • 1 store bought or homemade vanilla sponge cake
  • Garnish:
  • Raspberry coulis, optional ( raspberries pureed with sugar, to taste)
  • Melted Chocolate, optional
Directions
For the Raspberry Mousse:

In a mixing bowl, beat the egg whites and salt with an electric mixer on medium speed until the eggs are frothy. In a small saucepan, combine the sugar and water and cook, stirring frequently, until the mixture reaches 245 degrees F. Do not boil. Increase the speed on the electric mixer to high and gradually add the melted sugar, beating the egg whites until they form stiff peaks. Dissolve the gelatin in 2 tablespoons warm water and mix with the raspberry puree. Gently fold into the egg white mixture. Lastly, fold in the whipped cream. Keep refrigerated while making the Passion Fruit mousse.

For the Passion Fruit Mousse:

In a mixing bowl, beat the egg whites and salt with an electric mixer on medium speed until the eggs are frothy. In a small saucepan, combine the sugar and water and cook, stirring frequently, until the mixture reaches 245 degrees F. Do not boil. Increase the speed on the electric mixer to high and gradually add the melted sugar, beating the egg whites until they form stiff peaks. Dissolve the gelatin in 2 tablespoons warm water and mix with the passion fruit puree. Gently fold into the egg white mixture. Lastly, fold in the whipped cream. Keep refrigerated until ready for assembly.

For the Cake:

Cut the sponge cake in 1/4-inch layers. Cut the layers using a biscuit cutter, the same diameter as your cake mold or ramekins. Place a layer into the base of the mold or ramekins. Pour the raspberry mousse over the sponge cake and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Once set, top with the passion fruit mousse and refrigerate for 1 hour. Remove from the molds.

On chilled dessert plates, arrange each cake in the center of the plate and drizzle with the coulis, if using. Garnish with the melted chocolate, if using.

Professional Recipe: This recipe was provided by a chef, restaurant or culinary professional and makes a large quantity. The Food Network Kitchens chefs have not tested this recipe in the proportions indicated and therefore cannot make any representation as to the results.

Contains Raw Eggs: The Food Network Kitchen suggest caution in consuming raw and lightly cooked eggs due to the slight risk of salmonella or other food-borne illness. To reduce this risk, we recommend you use only fresh, properly refrigerated, clean grade A or AA eggs with intact shells, and avoid contact between the yolks or whites and the shell. For recipes that call for eggs that are raw or undercooked when the dish is served, use shell eggs that have been treated to destroy salmonella, by pasteurization or another approved method.


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