July 31, 2012

Strawberry Cheesecake Mini Cones ~
An Olympic Torch Inspired Dessert


Last week I shared my tutorial for making easy and elegant little cones for savory appetizers or diminutive desserts!


Today I'm sharing my recipe for a cheesecake mousse filling.  I dipped the fresh cones into cinnamon sugar, then piped in the mousse and topped them off with a fanned strawberry for an Olympic Torch inspired look!




Flour Shop Boutique Cakerie
Cheesecake Mousse 

1/2 Tablespoon unflavored gelatin
2 Tablespoons room temperature water
8 oz. cream cheese at room temperature
1/2 cup granulated sugar, divided
3 large egg yolks
1/2 vanilla bean, split & scraped
3/4 cup heavy cream

1.  In a small bowl, sprinkle gelatin over the water.  Set aside.

2.  In the bowl of a standing mixer, beat cream cheese and half of the sugar.  Set aside.

3.  In a double-boiler over medium-low heat, whisk egg yolks, vanilla scrapings and the other half of the sugar until thickened and pale yellow (I use an electric whisk).  Remove from heat and gently stir in the gelatin until it has completely dissolved.

4.  Beat the egg mixture into the cream cheese mixture.

5.  In a separate bowl, whip the cream until it forms medium peaks.

6.  Add whipped cream to the cheese mixture and beat just till the two come together.  

7.  Transfer to a bowl and cover with plastic wrap.  Refrigerate for 1 hour.

Roll fresh cones (recipe/tutorial HERE) in cinnamon sugar.  Use a pastry bag fitted with a round or star tip to pipe into cones.  Top with a fanned strawberry.  Serve Immediately.


 


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7 comments:

  1. These are so pretty and they look dlicious too!

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  2. They look so yummy. My grandma used to make something similar when I was little using tort wafers and making mini cones from them. I have to channel her and try to re-create it:)

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  3. I'm jealous
    We don't have strawberry anymore this year.
    These looks sooooooooo good, it's not fair :)

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  4. Jenn, these are gorgeous!!! They look delicious too, I'm going to have to try these! :)

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  5. I'm just watching the Olympics now and am wishing I had one of those in my hand! That is such a yummy and cute idea!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

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  6. These are so fun! I love them!

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