Monday, October 13, 2008

Heston Blumenthal's popping-candy chocolate cake

Doesn't this look lovely? The recipe, one of Heston Blumenthal's, is essentially chocolate mousse poured over a hazelnut and popping-rock base. When spooned into the mouth, the pop-rocks are supposed to crackle and fizzle, like tiny fire-works in the mouth. Apparently the manufacturers of popping-rock candy stopped making it in the 80's due to the surfacing of a vicious rumour that the pop-rocks, if ingested with coca cola, could produce a nasty explosion in the stomach. Consequently, if attempting this recipe (and I certainly intend to) I may need to acquire my supply of pop-rocks from the internet. A small inconvenience for the pleasure of producing (and consuming) my own little work of molecular gastronomy.


Blogger KimEatsWorld said...

Love reading your blog, u r such a food enthusiast!!

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