Blood Orange Syrup Cake, Dark and White Chocolate Mousse, Glass Biscuit

Blood Orange Syrup Cake, Dark and White Chocolate Mousse, Glass Biscuit

Ingredients:
4 whole oranges
3 eggs
¾ cup caster sugar
2½ cups almond meal
1 tsp baking powder

Syrup:
2 whole blood oranges
1 cup caster sugar

Dark chocolate mousse:
50g butter, melted
200g good quality dark chocolate
300ml thickened cream

White chocolate mousse:
50g butter, melted
200g good quality white chocolate
300ml thickened cream

Glass biscuits:
100g butter
180g caster sugar
90g glucose
90g flour

Method:
Preheat oven to 170°C. Grease and line a 20cm spring form cake tin.
Place oranges in a saucepan, cover with cold water, and bring to the boil. Cook for 15min. Drain and repeat. Coarsely chop oranges and remove seeds, then place in a blender with a splash of cold water. Pulse until smooth.
In a separate bowl, beat eggs and sugar until thick and pale. Fold in orange, almond meal and baking powder. Pour batter into cake tin.
Bake for 1 hour or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Set aside for 15min to cool. Gently poke holes all over the top of the cake with a skewer, then spoon over the syrup.
Serve warm or at room temperature with chocolate mousse and glass biscuits.
Syrup
Finely grate orange rind, then juice oranges. Boil rind for 5 mins to soften, then drain and return to pan. Add orange juice and sugar. Place on low heat and stir constantly for about 3 mins, or until sugar dissolves and becomes syrupy.
Chocolate mousse
Place chocolate in a large heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. Stir until melted and smooth. Remove from heat and allow to cool for 10 mins.
Meanwhile, whip cream until soft peaks form. Fold cream into the melted, cooled chocolate. Pour mousse into a container and refrigerate until set.
Glass biscuits
Preheat oven to 180°C. Melt together butter, sugar and glucose. Add flour and mix until it comes together. Allow to cool, then shape into balls. Place on silicone paper and cook for 10 mins.

Prepared by:
Ivonne Nathan
Culinary Skills Teacher
Trade Skills and Vocational Learning
Canberra Institute of Technology

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