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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

My Favourite Chocolate Mousse


Warning: This recipe requires self control.

Chocolate Mousse is my absolute favourite dessert. I could honestly eat this entire dessert in one serving.

When I was in Greece I decided it would be nice to share my favourite recipe with my Grandparents, so chocolate mousse it was! I've loved chocolate mousse for as long as I can remember and I've been making this recipe for as long as I can remember. It's so easy to whip up and everyone loves it. Unlike many mousses (mousses... sounds so off?) this one does not contain raw eggs! This has the perfect balance of flavours, and it's not too rich.

It tastes absolutely wonderful when you eat it plain, but it is also perfect for the chocolate cake I like to make for special occasions. Two layers of chocolate cake, sandwhiched together with chocolate mousse, and then as if there wasn't enough chocolate, I cover the entire cake in chocolate mousse as well. It's the best. cake. ever.

Ingredients

8 oz (250 g) bittersweet chocolate, chopped
2 cups (500 ml) whipping cream
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup ground almonds

Directions

Place chopped chocolate in a bowl. In a small saucepan, warm up the cream (be careful as it boils over very easily.) pour the heated cream over the chocolate and whisk until smooth. Whisk in the vanilla extract and stir in the ground almonds. Cover and refrigerate until cold, about 2 hours.

After 2 hours, using a hand mixer, beat the chocolate mixture until fluffy. Serve or refrigerate.

Well, after writing this post... I am definitely needing some chocolate mousse in my life.

- Lou


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2 Comments:

At August 24, 2010 at 10:40 AM , Anonymous Shirley said...

Another excellent recipe & great presentation photo...I think I shall treat myself to this dessert tonight...

 
At August 24, 2010 at 10:44 AM , Anonymous Shirley said...

And, I'm willing to bet that your grandparents absolutely loved your delicious chocolate mousse recipe...

 

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