Here is a weekend catch after my visit to Starokonniy Market. Large amount of spoons, few forks, knives, outstanding manual mixer and mirrorless film camera produced in 1957. Some things were cheap, for some I had to pay certain amount of money, but in general I’m quite happy with my walk to jumble sale.

Recipe of Blackcurrant Mousse with Wine Jelly and Chocolate Sponge Cake
Recipe Type: Dessert
Cuisine: European Cuisine
  • For chocolate sponge cake:
  • 150 g yolks
  • 190 g egg whites
  • 240 g sugar
  • 75 g cacao
  • For wine jelly:
  • 5 g gelatin
  • 200 ml pink wine
  • 30 g sugar
  • Berries to lay at the bottom
  • For Blackcurrant Mousse:
  • 8 g gelatin
  • 300 g puree of blackcurrant
  • 50 g sugar
  • 300 ml cream
  • Blackcurrant + cacao
For biscuit:
  1. Heat the oven up to 170°С (338°F)
  2. Whisk up the yolks separately.
  3. In another container, whisk the whites to soft peaks.
  4. Steadily add the sugar while whisking till the mix is firm and glitter.
  5. Carefully mix with yolks.
  6. Sift cacao into the mixture and mix with spatula.
  7. Lay baking paper on the baking sheet and spread the dough in even layer about 5mm thick.
  8. Bake for about 20 min.
  9. Then leave for cooling.
For wine jelly:
  1. Soak gelatin in cold water.
  2. Bring wine with sugar to boil and boil for about a minute till alcohol evaporates.
  3. Take from fire and add gelatin while mixing.
  4. Pour to glasses.
  5. Put a berry in the center of each glass.
For Mousse:
  1. Soak gelatin in cold water.
  2. Heat 1/3 of puree with sugar.
  3. Take away when it starts boiling.
  4. Dissolve gelatin in the mixture.
  5. Add the rest of puree while mixing.
  6. Whip cream.
  7. When puree is cold add cream carefully while mixing.
  1. Cut out 6 discs of chocolate biscuit with diameter relevant to the glass + 6 disks a bit bigger
  2. Put discs of smaller diameter into the glass above the jelly.
  3. Put mousse above
  4. Decorate with large discs and fresh berries.


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My friends, many of you may know I’m keen on food photos. That is why I’m in search of interesting dishes and different kitchen utensils. I’m very interested in such things as used blackened cutting board full of cracks. Or very black fork. Well, I mean such things that you are likely to throw away. At the same time if you have unpaired set of beautiful crockery I will gladly take it as present or buy some parts of it.

So if you have something like that, please write to me. And please, share this post with your friends. Maybe they have something for me. I will greatly appreciate this!

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