We weren't all lucky enough to have the chance to buy one of Adriano Zumbo's Chocolate Mousse cakes in last year's lottery. Nor were some of us clever and competent enough to make our own (recipe from MasterChef here), though there were plenty of excellent attempts.
Fortunately, for this week only, Zumbo presents a mini chocolate mousse cake ($9.50 each) for our consumption and entertainment. All the components of the original masterpiece are here in a more compact form. The flavour of the chocolate mousse is incredibly intense yet light in texture. The caramel is rich and gooey, and the apple filling is a refreshing counterpoint to the overall sweetness.
It's topped by a curl or two of white chocolate (sprayed with lime green food colour), and a hazelnut dipped in silver metallic dust.
Head to Adriano Zumbo Patissier (296 Darling St, Balmain, NSW 2041. Ph: 02 9810 7318) for your own little piece of genius before the end of this week.
A work of Art!