I bet they thought they had a pretty subtle plan for dessert world domination by having a customer quietly put photos of their desserts onto Flickr, but I'm on to them!
If they keep this stuff up, we will all be brainwashed by their chocolate mousse desserts and we'll find ourselves unconsciously buying plane tickets to California, and then they'll have us all under their control!
Alright, people. We have our work cut out for us today.
This photo is actually of a dessert offered at a restaurant, and what do you know--there is not an official recipe available for this particular masterpiece of an ice cream / mousse / chocolate sauce tower.
But look at it--it seems pretty easy to break apart. This is how I see it:
Layer #1 (starting at plate level): Chocolate Sauce Layer #2: Is that baked Phyllo Dough? (you know, the stuff they make Baklava with) Or maybe it's puff pastry. Layer #3: Strawberry ice cream (2 scoops side by side) Layer #4: Phyllo Dough (I'm calling it baked Phyllo Dough--what do you think it is?) Layer #5: More chocolate sauce Layer #6: One scoop of white chocolate mousse nestled next to one scoop of dark chocolate mousse Layer #7: More Phyllo Dough Layer #8: Chocolate Sauce Layer #9: Fresh Raspberries
Whew! This is the sort of dessert you just stand back and gape at when it's delivered to someone's table, then you strategically plan to "leave room" for dessert (or perhaps skip the meal altogether and go right for the Napolean!)
Let's break it down--I'm sure we can make this at home:
Chocolate Sauce--David Lebovitz has a killer chocolate sauce recipe. (Or of course they sell that stuff ready made at the store--shhhh, I won't tell!)
If it is phyllo dough or puff pastry, you can buy that at the store too. There are instructions on the box for cooking the dough so it comes out flaky but here are some extra tips that may be helpful for the phyllo dough.
Strawberry ice cream--Don't try to be a hero. Just buy it at the store.