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20Feb
2011
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KCC February Challenge: Filipino Aphrodisiac Foods

This month’s KCC Cooking Challenge is: Filipino Aphrodisiac Food. The first thing that came to my mind is the Soup No#5 and Balut!!! I’m not sure if I’m ready to make that soup yet and I haven’t even tasted it in the first place. And for the balut, I’m scared of the little bird to tell you that truth. I only eat the balut penoy because I’m not fond of the bird!

The next thing that came to my mind are strawberries and chocolate. Sexy… 😛

So here’s my take: It is going to be a tweaked CREMA de FRUTA! So it will the Choco-Crema de Berry. Basically it is the same base cake, then the crema topped with  chocolate ganache, layered with strawberries and blueberries and finished off with a clear gelatin.

Ingredients:

Cream

  • 1 can evaporated milk
  • 1 can condensed milk
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp lemon extract
  • 2 tbsp butter
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Mix everything and cook over a double boiler until thick. Set aside and let it cool.

Cake

  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 6 eggs whites
  • 6 egg yolk, lightly beaten

1) Pre-heat oven at 400C.

2) Sift the 1st first 4 ingredients and set aside.

3) Beat the egg whites until stiff

4) Fold in egg yolk and vanilla.

5) Add the dry ingredients and blend well.

Transfer to a clear baking dish. Filled it quarter of the way. Bake for 12 minutes or until done.

Transfer to a clear baking dish. Filled it quarter of the way. Bake for 12 minutes or until done.

It's lightly browned and the toothpick should come out clean when inserted in the center.

It’s lightly browned and the toothpick should come out clean when inserted in the center.

Ganache

  • 8 oz semi-sweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 4 tbsp butter

Simmer milk. Add chocolate and butter. Stir constantly until everything is well blended and melted.

Spread the cream. Top it with the ganache.

Spread the cream. Top it with the ganache.

Topped with sliced strawberries and blueberries

Topped with sliced strawberries and blueberries

Finish off with unflavored gelatin to have the shiny coated look. I use Knoxx and just follow the directions in the package. Let it set for about 3 hours in the fridge.

Finish off with unflavored gelatin to have the shiny coated look. I use Knoxx and just follow the directions in the package. Let it set for about 3 hours in the fridge.

 

Comments (23)

  • Rowena

    Those strawberries are calling out to me!

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    • diona

      Thanks Rowena!

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  • Ray

    I agree 100% that something’s sexy about combo of strawberry and chocolate. Your dish looks sooo yummy Diona! Thank you for sharing. 🙂

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  • Jen

    Clever post! I was scratching my head for a long time how to give a filipino dish a choc & strawberry twist!

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    • Tita Flips

      Thanks Jen. I have to think long and hard too but it was so worth it.

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  • eatmarvin

    Hi Diona! All those strawberries and blueberries look delicious! 🙂

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  • Adora's Box

    Aphrodisiac or not, that is one sexy dessert. Perfect sweet ending for a romantic meal.

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    • Tita Flips

      Thanks Adora. My husband can attest to this 🙂

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  • Trissa

    Your take of the crema with the chocolate is inspired. Crema de Fruta was one of those dishes we had lots of while growing up… it’s gotten less popular as we’ve grown older – not sure why – but thanks for bringing this dish back. I’ll surely be making it – especially with the chocolate twist!

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    • Tita Flips

      Thank you Trissa. I am really looking forward on your version… can’t wait with your awesome photography.

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  • infometr

    Good post and thanks for sharing quality tips.

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  • peachkins

    I’m with you..strawberries and choclates are sexy!

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    • Tita Flips

      @peachkins: indeed they are 🙂

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  • Olive

    I love your version of crema de fruta..chocolates and strawberries are my favorites..this is definitely yummy! Thank you for sharing 🙂

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    • Tita Flips

      @ Katrina: thanks for visiting

      @ Olive: it’s is actually very good 🙂 thanks.

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  • In Katrina's Kitchen

    Great post! Tempting dessert! – Katrina

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  • Pia(Taga_luto)

    Hi, Tita Flips. I wonder why my first comment didn’t go through. Like i mentioned on my other comment…i love your crema de fruta version. I love both berries and chocolate..yum!!! Thank you for sharing this!

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  • cusinera

    Wonderful KCC post…..I agree with chocs and strawberries, sexy….thanks for the recipe=) I haven’t made Crema de Fruta and I love your twist to this dish=)

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