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Asda Extra Special profiterole gateau

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      14.12.2009 18:19
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      absolutely delicious

      Asda Extra Special Profiterole Cake!!!!!!!!!!!

      Well where do I begin. If you have a sweet tooth then this is the cake come gateau for you.

      First of all let me describe the cake to you. On the bottom layer there is a slim sponge base then lots and I mean lots of profiteroles kept in place with loads of chocolate mouse, then there is fresh cream allover the top and then drizzles of chocolate complete with chocolate shavings.

      This cake is delicious and comes at the bargain price of £4. This cake is ideal to have for a adult cake at a party or when you have family round at christmas. It is too much just for the two of you as obviously with the cream the cake as to be eaten within one to two days.

      I think you will love this cake and I cant stress enough how fantastic you will think it is. I cant believe it only cost £4.00 because you couldnt make this cake for that amount and it truly is lovely you would easily get 8 good size pieces from it.

      I think if you love chocolate and cream then this is for you, you will love it.

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      26.05.2009 17:45
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      We first bought this around Christmas Time. You know how most people tend to splash out on food at Christmas time? I'm the same. It's not that i'm being snobby, and it's not as if I have loads of money around this time of year - usually the opposite, but there's just something about buying something more fancy.

      This is a dessert from the Asda Extra Special range. This range is the step up from the normal shop lable, and sometimes more expensive than brand named equivelants. This is in the freezer section and costs £4.

      £4 for a bit cake? Yes, but it weights 1kg, so it is a heavy lump. There are only 2 of us in the house, and once you've defrosted this then you cannot re-freeze, so we tend to eat this as a dessert for about 4-5 days afterwards. I don't have too much of a sweet tooth, but hubby makes up for it in his portions!

      The base of this is a kind of sponge base. It isn't that thick a base, but thick enough. It is like there is some biscuit to this as well, and i'm not being harsh, but this is the boring part of the dessert. It is a little moist, but the rest of the dessert is so lovely compared to this. On top of the base there is cream filled Profiterole's and although they aren't covered in Chocolate themselves - that part's to come! They are fat, puffy and full of lovely cream. Then there is a thick, quite rich Chocolate Mousse, topped with rich Chocolate sauce and with a healthy sprinkling of Milk Chocolate Curls. The edge of the dessert has Chocolate mousse as well, and this part is quite solid, but very moussy.

      I find the dessert quite sickly. All the ingredients to it work well, and there is the slight saltiness of the biscuit and sponge base, the lightness of the Chocolate Mousse and the sickliness of the Cream in the Profiteroles. No one says you have to have half the cake at once, and having a slice of this with some Scooshy Cream ( or perhaps not for some of us!)

      Packaging wise the box is a thcik white cardboard with a picture of the Gateau on the front. It does look how it looks on the packaging! The Gateau sits in a tray, and it is easy to remove from the tray while still frozen.

      I don't have 1 to hand to note the nutritional information, but as you would probably expect, this isn't that good for you with high calories and fat content, but don't let that put you off, i'm sure we are all allowed some treats!

      Gorgeous dessert and worth the pricier tag!

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        27.11.2008 22:14
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        Very yummy and very good value!

        Oh My God!!! This is GORGEOUS!!!! I bought this gateau to serve for pudding last Christmas. I really love profiteroles (who doesn't?!?) so thought this would go down well with everyone and as it only cost £4 I really couldn't resist!

        The gateau is basically a sponge base topped with lots and lots of lovely cream filled profiteroles which are held together with a gorgeously chocolatey mousse and topped with chocolate sauce and chocolate curls. There is also more chocolate mousse around the outside of the gateau.

        The gateau is large and weighs 1kg so should easily feed even a large family - even my greedy lot (6 adults and 1 child) managed to have a good portion each and there was still some leftover! It's surprisingly not sickly at all - despite there being a lot of chocolate and cream in this it still seems to stay quite light and you do feel that you could completely overindulge by very easily having 'just one more piece'!!

        I do have to add that my one problem with the gateau is that, as a generous host, I also made my own 'Clootie Dumpling' for pudding last Christmas too which, although usually popular, was completely ignored when everyone had the choice between it and the big chocolatey profiterole thingy! This year I think we'll stick with the gateau since it's apparently more popular....I might even buy two...yum!

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          10.08.2008 14:44
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          Profiterole Gateau

          ASDA Chocolate Profiterola Gateau!!

          If you love chocolate you will probably like this product. I recently purchased this from ASDA and it cost me 4 pounds. The Gateau itself serves around 12 people and is quite large in size.

          The cake has a sponge type base which is then covered in chocolate mousse type texture. Within this sits the large cream profiteroles. More mousse is added and chocolate and the wholeoutside of the gateau is then covered in the mousse.

          I personally thought the cake was a tad sickly for me, however if you are a chocolate lovely I am sure you will like this. I served this cake at a party and it ha d gone instantly, it was by far the most popular and most liked cake. I would serve this cake with either ice cream or fresh cream, however if you choose to serve with ice cream I would keep it simple as the cake has a strong taste alone.

          The cake takes around 4 hours to defrost and then it is ready to eat. Iwould keep it chilled as it will start to melt and wilt if you leave it at room temperature.

          Overall a tasty cake, but definatley not one for people who do not like too much chocolate.

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        • Product Details

          Silky smooth Belgian chocolate mousse set on a crisp biscuit and light sponge base, generously covered with fresh cream filled profiteroles and hand decorated with dark Belgian chocolate curls.