Wednesday, January 17, 2018

The Perfect Chocolate Mousse

Hello, and welcome to my first post of 2018! January may be half over, but (as usual) I have some great excuses! 

First of all, Samuel now has an official deadline to finish his thesis to get his degree (after which he will have to fly all the way back to Berlin to defend it), so he has been working on it like crazy. Since we share a computer, this means no computer for me.

Two: I am in full nesting mode for this baby who is due in LESS THAN A MOOOONTH. I find myself spending 90% of the time writing elaborate and organized lists of things to do and buy before baby is born and the rest of the time cooking and freezing meals, cleaning, scrubbing, organizing, eating pickles, etc. 

And number three.....

This child is so mischievous (and hilarious) lately. He woke up from his nap in the middle of this mousse photoshoot and starting eating all the chocolate curls lying around. I tried to give him raspberries to distract him, but he apparently has my chocolate loving genes. 

While I was editing these pictures, he sat on my lap watching me and listening to Paganini, which he directs dramatically when the music gets exciting. Is my one-year-old going to be a genius? Naturally I would think so. 

Currently, he has dumped an entire package of spaghetti noodles on the floor and is carefully snapping each noodle into several pieces. I am debating whether or not it's worth it at this point to save the noodles.

But now, we must discuss this mousse. 

If you follow on Instagram, you may have seen that I made about 50 servings of this for an event I was catering the dessert for. I thought it was so good, I decide to perfect it and make it my own and then share the recipe here with you, partly so that you can also enjoy it and partly because otherwise I would never be able to find it again (yes, that's the real reason I started this food blog). 

So. I am hoping that you noticed that my chocolate curls turned out perfectly curly this time. I know I promised to give you a tutorial for my chocolate curls almost 3 years ago when I made the Microwave Chocolate Pie. I've already spent half of this post giving you excuses, so I'll spare you that and just say, "HEH HEH.... oops."

I just need to spend a little more time perfecting my method and then I REALLY will post them!

Anyway, I hope you love this mousse as much as we do. Samuel asked me if it's "pretty much the same thing as ice cream", which is the highest compliment from my ice cream loving husband. It is, in fact very similar to making ice cream, but of course you don't need to churn or freeze it.

It really is the perfect dessert to impress. Somehow it's light and rich at the same time and so fluffy, creamy, and smooth. Enjoy!

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1 comment:

  1. I love, love this recipe so much. I use it for entremets, domed desserts, and cake fillings. Thank you for this recipe!