Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Chocolate Mousse

I was feeling in the mood for chocolate. Nothing says "Chocolate" quite as forcefully as Chocolate Mousse. It's such a strong jolt of chocolate, it's a bit too rich for my blood. I searched the inter-web-nets for a recipe and found this quick(ish) and simple one at Annie's Eats.
The ingredients were simple: eggs, chocolate, a pinch of salt and water. Whipped cream for garnish. It only took about 10 or 15 minutes to make - most of that time was melting the chocolate. I whipped the egg whites while the melted chocolate was cooling. The hardest thing about making the mousse was getting the stemware from the cupboard above my refrigerator (we don't have a lot of call for stemware here in the van der Stevejinck household). If you're freaked out by uncooked eggs, this is not your recipe, but if Salmonella holds no terrors for you, give it a go.
It took a lot, I mean no, arm twisting to get the family to try this dessert out.
Verdict: Very chocolaty. Very rich. Take a bite with the whipped cream. The recipe called for either bittersweet or semisweet chocolate - I chose semisweet. I'm glad I did - there is no extra sugar in this dish, and I think bittersweet would not have cut it for the sweet toothed guys in my family. I won't be making this I said, it's a little too rich for my blood.
Chocolate Mousse can be found in Wedding Bells for Beatrice.


  1. I love chocolate. I hate chocolate mousse.

  2. Too rich? I didn't know that chocolate could BE too rich!

  3. Yeah, I'm with Rebekah - it's a bit like eating straight chocolate frosting.

  4. Hate chocolate mousse. Hate whipped cream. (You'd think that those ten pounds would come off more easily--couldn't be my addiction to fried potatoes......)

  5. Kevin makes a confection called pudding in a cloud. It is basically whipped cream with pudding in the middle. Talk about sugar overload! It will satisfy any cravings just looking at it.