Kitchen Therapy

Michel Rostang’s Double Chocolate Mousse Cake


Just joined French Fridays with Dorie! Very excited!

I’m kind of new to this whole blogging thing. However it didn’t take me long to find some amazing sites!

And even less time to work out what most of these guys had in common was an appreciation for Dorie Greenspan.

I have to admit I had never even heard of Dorie prior to this but after looking at pics of some of the amazing stuff being cooked from her books, I found myself eagerly awaiting my Amazon delivery of a few of her books!

So this is my first French Fridays post and I just discovered the Problems and Questions page which I read in retrospect.

I was lucky the one cake pan I had was exactly the right size and my cake didn’t leak!

And while I’ve been reading about the all the baking being done in snow storms and oohing and aahing over fairytale pics of snow-covered fields and trees, I forgot that I live on the Northern Beaches of Sydney Australia! Our 6 week summer school holidays are coming to an end with the kids back at school Jan 31st but most of our days are spent here…

Doing this…

You may be wondering what in the world I am on about!

What I’m trying to say is… it is hot down under in Oz!

So to complete this week’s recipe I started cooking after 9pm when the humidity and heat isn’t so bad (sometimes) and chose the option to chill it over night.

I was up and baking the rest of the cake at 6am the next morning before another full day at Manly Beach and the water slides!

The kids were exhausted and famished after another 10am-5pm beach day so they devoured the cake.

The final verdict was “delicious!” from myself and my 10-year-old son, while my husband and 13-year-old daughter thought it needed to be more sweet!? (Each to their own I guess!)

Thoroughly enjoyed taking part in this week’s event and I found that while participation is voluntary having some accountability and a set day and time to complete the recipe by, motivated me into action.

Have been enjoying reading all the other posts on Michel Rostang’s Double Chocolate Mousse Cake at French Fridays With Dorie!

And loving the snow pics, but still stopping to appreciate this…

The Aussie summer and Manly Beach at dusk!


15 thoughts on “Michel Rostang’s Double Chocolate Mousse Cake

  1. Nice post! Glad your family enjoyed the cake. I’m jealous looking at your beach pictures as it snows (third time this week) outside my window. Maybe I should move to Australia, at least for our winter/your summer… Welcome to the group!

  2. Welcome to French Fridays with Dorie! Your photos are gorgeous and yes, we are envying your weather right now. Your cake looks so good!

  3. That photo of your cake is gorgeous! It’s my first time doing the French Fridays, too, so I figured I’d pop over and see what another first timer did. I also love the photos of the beaches! When I visited Manly it was cold, rainy, and windy (though still beautiful). Anyway, glad to hear the cake got good reviews!

  4. Welcome to FFwD! Your cake looks beautiful and I’m completely jealous of your lovely weather! 🙂

  5. Welcome to French Fridays with Dorie! This is a great group and Dorie is a master. Beautiful photo!

  6. It’s nice to have you in the group … and to see some summer when it’s so cold and snowy here in Boston. Your cake looks wonderful… I really liked the simplicity of this recipe, and the delicous end result!

  7. Thank you for all you welcoming and supportive comments! What an amazing group! I am already looking forward to next week’s recipe!

  8. Your flowers are beautiful and your cake is even more beautiful. Welcome too FFwD. I look forward to visiting you again.

  9. Hullo Sanya , soooo happy to meet u on FFwd!
    Lovee meeting new members and is so agreee, i love and have most of Dorie’s books too:-)
    Oh the weather seems so good but i prefer cold to hot and humid ,but thats coz i live in a warm place too:-))
    The pics are fun and ur cake perfect !
    Despite the fact that i tried stunts , i didn have leaks either:-)))

    Ur cake really looks beautiful!

  10. And i have an earnest request to u too:-)

    My blog has been nominated for best if Indian Food blog awards
    there is a poll , right on FB

    And u can also vote for me here at my site

    Im 4th from Below or number 14 , Bright Morning Star! —

  11. Welcome aboard! First of all, I am incredibly jealous of your beautiful weather (it was -5F here this morning and the Arctic cold front is supposed to make it colder tonight – boo). Secondly, beautiful pictures & nice write up. I love the picture of the cake against the flowers!

  12. Welcome to the group! So nice to see a bit of summer.

  13. Aaah I love Australia too – though a mousse cake like that sitting on my table would only bring out more love in me 😀

    Choc Chip Uru
    Latest: Tropical Caramelised German Baked Pancake

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