Heart & Rose Chocolate Cake

February 12, 2023 - 07:00
With pastry chef Ngô Hải Đức from the Grand Mercure Hanoi
Pastry chef Ngô Hải Đức from the Grand Mercure Hanoi

Grand Mercure Hanoi sets the stage for the most romantic night of the year for couples who are looking for a private and heart-warming place. For Valentine’s Day, pastry chef Ngô Hải Đức shows us how to make rose ganache with dried rose petals, white chocolate and whipping cream – bringing an elegant yet tasteful dessert to impress your Valentine.

Heart & Rose Chocolate Cake

Rose ganache:

  • 1kg whipping cream
  • 15g gelatin (soaked in cold water)
  • 225g chopped white chocolate
  • 30g dried rose flowers
  • Heat the whipping cream with the dried rose flowers until it boils.
  • Store the cream in a covered container for 6 to 8 hours.
  • After 6 to 8 hours, take out the dried rose flower and reheat the whipping cream
  • Heat and mix the white chocolate and the gelatin, and put the mixture into refrigerator overnight
  • Whip the mixture

Mixed berries compote:

  • 160g frozen blueberries
  • 250g frozen raspberries
  • 400g fresh strawberries
  • 2g gelatin (soaked in cold water)
  • 20g corn starch
  • 150g sugar
  • Put all the frozen berries into a pan and heat for around 3 to 5 minutes
  • Mix the corn starch and the sugar, pour the mixture into the pan and boil for around 5 minutes
  • Turn off the heat and add gelatin into the pan and stir

Chocolate truffle:

  • 300ml water
  • 230g sugar
  • 240g butter
  • 120g chopped dark chocolate
  • 225g flour
  • 6g baking powder
  • 6g baking soda
  • 35g cacao powder
  • 5g salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 3g vanilla
  • Put the butter and sugar in a pan over medium heat until melted
  • Add chopped dark chocolate into the pan and heat to around 50 to 60 degrees Celsius.
  • Add eggs into the pan and mix well
  • Mix all the flour and powder and slowly add the mixture into the pan and stir well
  • Turn off the heat and straining the mixture
  • Bake the mixture at 180 degrees Celsius
  • Place the white rose cake in the middle of the plate, and decorate with condiments as in the picture

Condiment for Rose Cake plating:

  • Strawberry sauce
  • Fresh strawberry and blueberry
  • Edible flower
  • Raspberry jelly
  • Chocolate crumble
  • Rose ganache
  • Gold leaf

The Heart & Rose Chocolate cake is available in the special dinner set menu this Valentine’s Day at the Lộc-ally Restaurant in Grand Mercure Hanoi Hotel, 9 Cát Linh Street, Đống Đa District, Hà Nội. Tel: (+84) 24 3211 5757. VNS