Kelly the Culinarian: Mmmmm, dessert

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Mmmmm, dessert

Jackie Shen, the executive chef at Red Light Chicago, came to Northwestern last night to make her signature dessert. Shen is constistently rated as a top chef and the chocolate bag pictured right has been her creation for the past 25 years. My hand at the finished product is what you see.

It's actually a very complicated dessert. First, Shen squares off a waxed paper bag, then applies a layer of milk chocolate on the interior. After freezing the bag, she tears off the paper bag. Then, she fills it with white chocolate mouse, strawberries and homemade whipped cream. Mine has mint as garnish and is missing the rasberry sauce to sit on.

You get the idea -- and it was totally yummy.

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