TASTE Winter 2022-23

12 Remove from oven and invert onto wire rack to cool completely. Discard parchment paper. 13 In a small bowl, add gelatin to water and allow to bloom for about 10 minutes. 14 In a heatproof bowl, melt white chocolate over small saucepan with simmering water, stirring constantly. Do not allow simmering water to touch bottom of bowl with white chocolate. When melted, remove from heat and whisk well until smooth. Cool slightly. 15 In a medium bowl, whisk cream cheese until no lumps remain. Melt gelatin in microwave on medium strength for 10 seconds, stir well and add to cream cheese. Pour melted white chocolate over cream cheese and mix until fully incorporated. Set aside to cool. 16 In a medium bowl, whisk cream until soft peaks hold their shape. Fold in ⅓ of whipped cream into cream cheese mixture until no white streak remain. Fold in remaining whipped cream until incorporated. Do not overbeat. 17 Using a sharp knife, cut edges of cake into 8-in (20 cm) circles. Lightly grease bottom and sides of an 8-in (20 cm) springform pan. Line bottom with parchment paper and sides with acetate paper. Secure top of acetate paper where ends overlap with a small piece of adhesive tape. 18 Place 1 cake circle at bottom of pan. Using a pastry brush, lightly brush surface of cake with prepared simple syrup. Line edge of cake with halved strawberries, pointy end up. 19 Fill a small piping bag with about ½ cup (125 ml) of white chocolate mousse and pipe around strawberries along acetate paper. 20 Reserve 1 cup (250 ml) white chocolate mousse. In a large bowl, fold macerated strawberries into remaining mousse. Pour over cake. Evenly sprinkle 1 tbsp (15 ml) ground pistachios over surface. 21 Cover with second cake circle. Refrigerate overnight or at least 6 hours. 22 When ready to serve, remove cake from springform pan and slowly peel away acetate paper. Decorate surface as desired with fresh and white chocolate-dipped strawberries on top of cake and reserved coarsely ground pistachios at base. Serves 6 to 8 PAIRS WITH BAILEYS DELICIOUSLY LIGHT LIQUEUR Ireland $31.49 46400 BAJA ROSA Canada $24.99 305748


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