i thought i’d set up a new category – reviews, which will comprise comments about my gastronomic encounters with desserts of all sorts. the boy thought it was a good idea, so here i am, writing about our coffee and cake experience yesterday, at gloria jean’s.
the first time i had coffee at gloria jean’s was in johore, many years back. i was pleased to learn of the existence of two outlets here – one in the vicinity of chijmes and the other at one fullerton. both ceased operations since then, and we were pleased to see the outlet at vivocity. apparently there’s another one at raffles city.
our drinks were great, i had the very vanilla chiller while he had the gj’s creamy cocoa. however we can’t say the same about the cakes.
he had a slice of mortal sin, which consisted of two layers of dense and somewhat dry chocolate cake, sandwiched with a layer of caramel and covered with a thick wad of chocolate ganache. it’s difficult for him not to like a chocolate something, so this must have been considerably bad. the texture of the cake tasted like it has been in the cold for too long.
i initially wanted a slice of carrot cake, but i just thought i’d try this cute little cupcake.
wrong move. it was a mildly flavoured chocolate cake, with orange rind. i particularly dislike orange-chocolate combinations, so this was a chore to finish. the icing was a mediocre sugar-glaze, which was also chocolatey-orange.
i guess we’ll just stick to the drinks the next time round. 🙂
this is a brownie-cake i made for the boy. i used chitz’s (tastegoblet’s) recipe, with a couple of modifications. i omitted the nuts and used 1 cup of dark chocolate couverture bits and 1 cup of chopped cadbury old gold (70%) chocolate.
and those lines are from the good morrow by john donne. we came across his works during the JC2 literature days, and it’s one of my favourites. i remember him memorising it during his NS days and reciting it to me one day over coffee at starbucks. 🙂
my mum is having a few of her friends over for tea tomorrow and i offered to make these cupcakes.
i used this recipe. although i thought the taste was pleasant, it was not moist enough for me. if anyone is willing to share a terribly moist vanilla cupcake recipe, please do! 🙂
chocolate cupcakes with cream cheese icing and chocolate-dipped strawberries. 🙂 i kept two for myself and i ate them in one sitting. -_- i thought the richness of the cakes contrasted well with the tang of the cream cheese and strawberries.
tomorrow’s order. 🙂 i hope they’ll be well-received.
the best way to savour chocolate mousse is to let it roll around in your mouth before letting it slide down your throat. it’s like letting clouds melt on your tongue.
evan, thank you for sharing this recipe because it is the BOMB.
i hope the girls will like it, and then i’m making another batch for the secondary school gang when they come on sunday. this time i’ll use lindt chocolate. 😉
and this was my pre-bedtime snack. 🙂