Saturday, April 7, 2012

Flourless Chocolate Mousse Cake

Yesterday was such an amazing day...later, celebrating Passover Seder with family, and friends. My only contribution was, the Flourless Chocolate Mousse Cake. (recipe will follow on the next post, along with a new post)
 linking to:#Berrylove 

Passover, so meaningful to Jews... and Easter, to Christians... a religious celebration; unlike other celebrations that divide us. Easter, and Passover brings us closer together!

According to theologian, Martin Buber; "Passover celebrates a God who could not become visible, while Easter celebrates a God who had to become visible to save a sinful humanity."

Passover and Easter are both songs of springtime. Both are celebrations of a season of new growth and new births.It also unites us through our sacred history and sacred scripture. New Christians celebrated Passover up until the second century...in Luke 22:14-20...According to the Gospel of Matthew 26:17; Mark 14:12 and Luke 22:7, ...the Last Supper of Jesus was a Passover Seder meal, but according to John 12:1-it has it occurring, the day before Passover. Five, six decades later-the first celebration of Easter, was in Rome, to distinguish the Christians from the Jews.

The change was observed by the Christian followers, because the fear of death was greater than their  fear to violate God's word.

The point is; Passover is about freedom, understood as liberation from oppression, and Easter is about freedom, understood as salvation from sin!

For both Christians and Jews, the egg symbolizes life and rebirth!
Italian Easter Bread from daughter Lora @ Cake Duchess

Easter Cupcakes from Marsha @ The Harried Cook

Photo, courtesy of Anna's blog... Relaxotour

For both Christians and Jews, the egg symbolizes life, and rebirth. Also, another common roots, that Easter is always celebrated during Passover=the Hebrew word, for Pesach...literally meaning, to "pass over" In Italian, it's called Pasqua, the same as in Spanish, and Greek with different spelling.

The word Easter, comes from ancient Egypt-for the worship of Astarte, the "goddess of fertility"...throughout time, it spread over to England in the 7th, and early 8th century...Their Christian celebration, attempting to convert pagans to Christianity. Also called; Eastre, from the word East!
I was in awe of the beautiful fresh green and floral plants indoor at our hosts' beautiful home. (Dr. Eric's parents')
All the plants seemed to be so alive from the perfect light from outside, and the special care given from their caretaker!
These beautiful plants represent the rebirth...a continuous process...one life succeeds the previous one. Renewal cleanses and enables that heart and soul, and mind to... find a wealth of new experiences.


"When a home is ruled according to God's word, angels might be asked to stay with us, and they would not find find themeselves out of their element."
~Charles Spurgeon

Happy Passover!
Happy Easter!
Buona Pasqua!
Boldog Husvétot!
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42 comments:

  1. Everything looks lovely...and I am sure you had a wonderful time!!!

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  2. beautiful post , photos and words, have the most wonderfilled weekend!

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  3. What a wonderful celebration!!! And your cake surely looks like the star of the meal!!! Looking forward to your next post~xo

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  4. Easter blessings! The scenery in that last picture is beautiful Elisabeth - water, blue sky green grass and a palm tree - it doesn't get much better than that :) Looks like you had a wonderful celebration and I agree - all of your host's plants are lovely and so healthy looking - someone certainly has a green thumb in that household.

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  5. Beautiful cake, love the fresh strawberries! Looks like you enjoyed a wonderful meal, love the plants too, the area where you live always looks beautiful in your photos;-)

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  6. Happy Easter this is wonderful what a gourmet dessert love it have a blessed EAster!

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  7. A Blessed Weekend, my dear friend!

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  8. Boldog Húsvétot! Micsoda szépséges desszertet hoztál! :)

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  9. Micsoda finomság. Hmmm...
    Nagyon szép az otthonod. Boldog húsvétot kívánok. :)

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  10. Happy Holiday! Beautiful cake! Happy berrylove!

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  11. Happy Easter Elisabeth! And thank you for the take on Easter....appreciated.

    Lovely decadent cake....now what do I say...just like Elisabeth!!!

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  12. Wow. That cake is gorgeous!
    Happy holiday weekend ;)

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  13. Beautiful Post, and gorgeous photos!!! i wish I have that cake for breakfast :)) Have a Happy Easter dear!!!!

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  14. Csodálatos desszert, mostanában én is nagyon rákattantam a liszt nélküli édességekre:) Gyönyörű napotok lehetett, csodásas a fotók. Na meg a növények, imádom őket:) A végzettségem kertészmérnök, odavagyok értük:)További jó időtöltést és ünneplést kívánok nektek:) Ahogy a norvégok mondják, God Påske:)

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  15. The cake looks amazing...I really love the colours..so bright and spring.
    Love your living/dining room...and that blue vase is so lovely..actually I like many of your plants containers.
    Happy Holidays!
    Angie

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  16. Everything looks lovely! Have a Blessed Easter Elisabeth!

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  17. We both wish you a happy Easter! That cake looks amazing.

    Rick and Jen
    Food for Hunters

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  18. Yum yum yum! Happy, sunny, áldott húsvéti ünnepeket to you too. :-)

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  19. Yum Yum, I agree! Happy holidays:D

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  20. Happy Easter, Elisabeth! Lovely post - thank you so much for featuring my cupcakes :) Appreciate it! Big hugs, my friend! Blessings...

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  21. Happy Easter Elisabeth , beautiful post and gorgeous pics :D .

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  22. Kellemes ünnepeket kívánunk, Elizabeth!

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  23. Hi my dear Elisabeth, everything so delicious, so cute and appetizing. I love the chocolate mousse especially the strawberries. yum yum

    Glad to hear that you had a great time and a blessed Easter. Thanks for sharing the gorgeous home picture and lovely plants.

    I had taken the Happy Blogger award from you, thanks again my dear. will be updating it to my blog later tonight.

    Have a great week ahead. *hugs*

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  24. I have been away from your blog to long. So many amazing Easter Recipes! Happy Easter!!! :)

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  25. Happy Easter, cake looks excellent and fabulous..

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  26. Azt az epres tortát szívesen megkóstólnám, nálunk még nem jelent meg az eper. Áldott Húsvéti Ünnepeket kívánok:)

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  27. Csodás az epres tortád:-)
    Boldog Húsvétot utólag is :-))

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  28. Elisabeth,
    Thank you for all the info on these two sacred holidays. Your Flourless Chocolate Mousse cake would be perfect for either one. Sounds like you had a great time. Happy Belated Easter!

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  29. This was such a nice post. I love the flourless cake you featured here and the other desserts are wonderful as well. I am new to your blog, but I'll definitely be back. Fine food, great recipes and good company make for a very pleasant visit. I hope you have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

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  30. I need the recipe for this cake pronto...those berries on top are GORGEOUS! Glad you had a wonderful weekend, sweet Elisabeth!

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  31. Elizabeth, Lovely post…and what a gorgeous cake! Hope you had a wonderful Easter…Passover!

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  32. What a lovely post. Love the clicks.
    Have a great day!

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  33. Happy (belated) Easter Elisabeth! I hope you had a wonderful time with the family. The cake looks gorgeous and utterly scrumptious. I adore flourless cake.

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  34. Hello Elisabeth, nagyon tetszik a liszt nélküli desszert, feltétlen kipróbálom, ha "jön a recept :)
    Örülök, hogy tetszettek a hímeseim, köszönöm, hogy hivatkoztál rám!

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  35. i hope you had a wonderful passover/easter. it was a splendid weekend for me too, spent most of it with my church family. :) the flourless cake looks DELISH.

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  36. A beautiful post Elisabeth. Looks like a nice celebration, must have been flavorful as well. Your cake looks amazing, I have never made a flourless cake before!

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  37. Kedves Elizabeth, csodálatos szép lehetett az ünnepetek. Jó volt olvasni a soraidat a zsidó húsvétról, melyet vallási hovatartozás nélkül, együtt ünnepel az egész világ.
    A torta és a többi képed is csodaszép, jó volt kicsit bekukkantani abba a távoli világba. A virágokat nagyon szeretem, és nekem is voltak ilyenek.

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  38. I am glad you had a wonderful Easter Sunday. The chocolate mousse cake looks scrumptious! I also love Lora's Easter bread, and your plants.... beautiful!

    Hugs

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  39. thanks for sharing your writings on passover and easter. nice post!

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  40. What a great looking celebration! Everything looks so festive
    and delicious!

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  41. Interesting comparsion!
    The cake looks just perfect!

    Life and travelling
    Cooking

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