Monday, July 18, 2011

Heavenly Cake - Zach's La Bomba


This was a fantastic, unique dessert that is really above average pallet. I do have a bone to pick however. It was too damn small!! For all that work it really should have been at least twice as large.

Tea for the Sabayon. Perhaps, best served in such a tea pot.

Sabayon. I am not sure I got the full height as I also used the mixer for the chocolate.

Straining the preserves.

My "double boiler."

אין מילים

Test. With a smile. :)

Glossy? Yesh.

The kosher gelatin I found was actually non-flavored jello. I am still not sure if it worked properly, however, carageenan was amongst the ingredients.

After the freezer. The cake got slightly burnt in the toaster but it was a real star. What a fantastic chocolate cake all on its own!

I did not have time to wait 8 hours, as it was already 11pm. My wife has placed penne ala' vodka on the menu regularly now since we have been buying so much heavy cream for Rose's cakes.

I am not sure if this worked properly as this mouse was polished off within an hour.

Not very pretty, but it was fantastic! The flavors were sophisticated and delicious.

Now that we have been away from Brooklyn for a while I can start to reminisce about we miss, er no, not exactly, um find interesting? Um, no. How about a couple things that were... unique...

Only in Brooklyn.

and... only in Brooklyn...

I figured I would also take this opportunity to blog about the Jansci Torta I made on Passover, since I finally have proof that I whipped the egg whites by hand.

I can not remember exactly when I started. Say about 1pm.

 Pretty stiff!! :)

Fold it in.

One of the ubiquitous taste tester.

 The chocolate coating did suffer since I did not have any cream or such for the ganache. It still came out pretty good.


  1. I am still shocked and amazed you whipped a stiff meringue with two forks!

    The Mr. Tea pot is hilarious, as is your "only in Brooklyn" series. Do you have more?

    You guys ate the entire bomba in one hour in the middle of the night? Now that is a good cake!

  2. This sounds delicious. I just wanted to leave a comment about the gelatin. There is now real kosher gelatin available to consumers. It is made by kolatin and in my experience it works much better than the unflavored kosher jellos. Just thought you might be interested!

  3. So glad you made this cake! I was so sad that you weren't able to bake it with the group in may!

  4. This was a good one, wasn't it? One of my tasters asked if it was hard to make. I had to say no just time consuming. Penne ala' vodka sounds good too!

  5. Absolutely agree with you! I was shocked how small it was. I expected it to be double in size at the very least. I cannot believe you whipped those egg whites like that. I use a hand crank egg beater and my hand gets tired enough. The Janci was a good cake. So glad to have you back baking again. And very smart on the part of Mrs. Mendy to put Penne ala' vodka on the menu! Around here they jump up and down for Smitten Kitchen's biscuits made with whipping cream.

  6. Looks super yummy! And what a cutie taste tester! Baking at home with the kids is certainly a great way to get them involved in cooking.
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