Sunday, February 14, 2021

Valentine's Day! Frasier Tarte with Mousseline Cream

Usually, Saint Valentine is not a day that I celebrate in full mode; however, since Christmas I have not made any sweet....and it was about time to celebrate love and life!!

I adapted this recipe from Ettore Cioccia which is a youtube channel that I love! is the link for the recipe

This is the adapted recipe. This is the second time I make it, and this time I lowered the level of sugar and butter.

Frasier Tarte with Mousseline  Cream

 Sponge Sheet

125 g icing sugar divided in 2 portions

125 g  almond flour

2 whole eggs, at room temperature

30 g all-purpose wheat flour

20 g butter, melted

2 whites at room temperature

1/2 teaspoon vanilla paste

Strawberry syrup and gel

180 g strawberry jam

80 grams of water

5 gelatin sheets

Mousseline Cream

500 ml whole milk

1 teaspoon vanilla paste

120 g granulated sugar

65 g cornstarch

3 egg yolks

120 grams of butter room temperature

Place the eggs (at room temperature) in the bowl of the mixer along with  vanilla paste, the almond flour, and half of the icing sugar. Beat until obtaining a foamy mixture that is double in its volume. Add the melted butter, and mix with a spatula. Slowly, incorporate the flour previously sifted, mixing it well to avoid lumps. Set aside.

In a large bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff, gradually adding the remaining icing sugar. Add the whipped egg whites to the previous mixture, moving delicately with a spatula. Distribute it on parchment paper, and bake it at 350F for 12 minutes or until golden brown. Take the paper out and let it cool on a rack.

Place the gelatin sheets in cold water. Mix the strawberry jam with water and with a brush, brush this syrup over the sponge. Place the gelatin on the strawberry water mix. Warm it until dissolves it. Set aside until reaches it 30C. Place a layer over the sponge, and place it in the fridge for the jam/gelatin to get firm.

For the mousseline:

In a bowl, place the egg yolks, half the sugar, all the cornstarch, and 100 ml of milk. Beat it until you have a whitish cream. Set aside. In a pot, bring the rest of the milk and sugar to a boil, with the vanilla paste. Slowly pour the hot liquid over the yolk mixture, mix it well to avoid lumps and uneven cook of the egg yolk.

Cook it at low heat stirring constantly until it thickens. Remove from the heat, and add the butter. Beat it well. Let it cool. Place a layer of this cream over the strawberry jam jelly. Cut it in stripes. Take one side and roll it, continue rolling it with other stripes. With the remaining mousseline cream, decorate it on top along with some Macarons. Place it on the fridge for 3 hours before serving it.....ENJOY!!


  1. What a sweet and lovely dessert to celebrate the V-Day! Is mousseline like custard cream?

    1. Hi Angie! It is a kind of custard cream, but it has butter. You have to add butter at the end and beat it well. The texture of this cream is silkier than the regular custard cream.