Valentine’s Day Treat
February 15, 2010

Happy Chinese New Year and Happy Valentine’s day!

We had a mini family reunion dinner at my aunt’s place on Saturday and I thought that a light, fresh strawberry mousse cake would please the palate after all the greasy tempura and steamboat.

The supermarkets were crazy packed on Saturday and boy, was I relieved when I saw the last two boxes of strawberries. Sure, I had mangoes at home and they would have worked well too but what was valentine’s day without some pink and chinese new year without some red?

By the time I came back from the supermarket, it was already past noon and I had to leave for my Aunt’s by 5. I was afraid that the cake wouldn’t have time to set.

I was not happy with the cake baseĀ  in the end (so I’ll give you another recipe that had worked previously) and I would prefer my mousse to have more strawberries next time but these didn’t seem to bother my family that much. 3/4 of the cake pretty much disappeared before I even took my first bite.