July 25th, 2013, 10:14 AM
CSS Pastry Chef Wins Jamaica's Pastry Chef Of The Year!
Couples Sans Souci pastry chef Teresa Clarke, who in 2012 was awarded Pastry Chef of the Year for Jamaica in the culinary competition continued her winning streak in 2013 and walked away with the top award for her individual cheesecake creation at a recently held competition open to all culinarians, enthusiasts, students, chefs, school and college teams.
Teresa joined a Jamaican team who definitely stamped their presence in the 2013 staging of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association ‘Taste of the Caribbean Culinary Competition’.
Below Teresa shares with us her Award winning Cheesecake Recipe:
Thyme Cheese Cake
400g. Cream cheese
350g. Heavy cream
6oz. Icing sugar
4 Gelatine sheet
3oz. Fresh thyme
Cream the cream cheese and the icing sugar.
Add thyme and mix well then add to gelatine.
Whip the heavy cream and fold into mixture.
Cod Fish Crumble
3oz. Butter (melted)
1oz. Almond (sliced)
2 oz. Cod fish
Combine dry ingredients and add to melted butter.
Cook fish then bake until it becomes crispy.
Chop the baked fish finely then add to mixture and mix well.
Ackee Passion Jelly
200g. Passion fruit Puree
4oz. Ackee (cooked)
2 Gelatine sheet
Boil puree, sugar and ackee then add gelatine.
Pour mixture into mold to set.
Jerk Caramel Sauce
200g. Heavy cream
150g. Brown sugar
¼ oz. Jerk spice
Caramelize sugar and glucose.
Add heavy cream and jerk spice then blend.
Serving portion: 12 persons
July 25th, 2013, 04:22 PM
I can honestly say, CSS has THE best desserts! Congratulations to Teresa and her crew!
July 25th, 2013, 05:41 PM
Congratulations Teresa. You are the "Sweet Genius" of San Souci. Thank You for Sharing. Pretty soon I guess we will have to
"Eat Dessert First"
July 25th, 2013, 06:09 PM
July 26th, 2013, 11:06 AM
We were at CSS in 2007 and the desserts were fabulous. We've mentioned it in a number of our postings and in our review of TA.
July 28th, 2013, 11:47 AM
Gongrats to Teresa !!! All your desserts looked wonderful when we were at CSS in April but unfortunately I could only sample a couple here & there because of the sugar . But what I tried delicious . Hoping you can come up with some sugar free or low sugar desserts so when we visit again we can enjoy your wonderful creations . Stevia and Agave are great natural sweeteners .
July 29th, 2013, 09:30 AM
That's great!! My husband and I will get to try her creations in Feb.
July 29th, 2013, 08:20 PM
Just returned home from CSS and I had the most AWESOME chocolate birthday cake!!! All the desserts were awesome! At SSB, they had a wonderful mango cheese cake one day!!! YUMMY!!!