Chit Chat over Chocolate Mousse

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Today is my group’s reveal day for the Secret Recipe Club. What is the SRC? Basically you are assigned a fellow participant’s blog by the organizer and then you pick a recipe of your choice from that blog and make your version of it. But it is a secret, you cannot reveal whom you picked and what you made until the established posting date and time. This month’s secret: Chocolate Mousse.

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This month my assigned blog was a very sweet one: Chit Chat Chomp written by Leigh. Ihave to say this is one of the most elegant blogs I have seen, the tone, the look and the recipes. Leigh is all about her my home in Melbourne, food and her passion for anything French. She finally got to go to Paris last year. Her recipes are a lovely mix of classic French, exotic spices and local tatses. I was very tempted to make the Green soup, Navarin Printanier, Monkfish currey with coconut, lime and curry leaves, Blood orange and rosemary tart and Macadamia, milk jam and chocolate ganache tart.

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I did end up choosing the Chocolate Mousse entirely because of Leigh’s trip down memory lane. It was the exact same thing for me. As a child when we went out to restaurants I would always get the classic French chocolate mousse.  As I grew up I tried new things, the more different the better. Later I was afraid of disapointment, of not enjoying the same airy and light texture I know from chilhood. My mousse turned out a tad denser than expected but it was pretty damn close to the mousse of my youth.

Chocolate Mousse

Rating: 51

Serving Size: 8 big, 16 small

From Matt Moran's cookbook "When I Get Home Cookbook"

Ingredients

  • 450 g dark chocolate (no more than 55% cocoa)
  • 1 litre thickened cream
  • 4 egg yolks
  • whipped cream, nuts, mint, cocoa nibs, and or berries to serve

Directions

  1. Melt the chocolate in a very dry bowl set over boiling water – make sure you don’t let any water come into contact with the chocolate. Once melted, remove from the heat and set aside for about 3 minutes to cool slightly.
  2. In another bowl, whisk the thickened cream until soft peaks form.
  3. Whisk the egg yolks into the melted chocolate, then whisk in half of the cream until well combined. Using a large metal spoon, carefully fold in the remaining cream, working quickly to retain the airy texture. Pour the mousse into a large bowl and place in the fridge for about 3 hours or until set. You can make this a day in advance if you like.

Notes

Leigh's great tip: chances are the chocolate may seize up when you whisk in the egg yolks. Don't panic, just whisk in a little bit of boiling water at a time until you get the glossy and smooth texture again.

http://www.cheapethniceatz.com/chit-chat-over-chocolate-mousse/

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Guest
1 year 10 months ago

G’day Evelyne! Love your photo, a decadent indulgence, indeed, true!
Wish could have through the screen and try some now too!
Cheers! Joanne

Guest
1 year 10 months ago

So decadent! Love it!

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1 year 10 months ago

How lovely! I also order pots du chocolate or chocolate mousse whenever I can, but I should really just learn to make it. You’ve inspired me, I think, to buy some heavy cream.

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1 year 10 months ago

My kids LOVE chocolate mousse! Only 4 ingredients to make this rich creamy chocolate mousse!? Very tempting!!

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1 year 10 months ago

Rich, creamy, smooth and delicious dessert, Evelyne!

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1 year 10 months ago

I used to order chocolate mousse as a child too! I remember the texture of it. I thought I was eating a cloud! Your mousse looks perfect Evelyne!

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1 year 10 months ago

Oh YUM! I could eat my weight in chocolate mousse! This one not only looks delicious, but also looks relatively easy – my kind of dessert.

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1 year 10 months ago

Isn’t it funny how chocolate mousse is such a memory for so many of us! I think it was my first French dessert 😀

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1 year 10 months ago

Professional recipe,love any mousse

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1 year 10 months ago

This mousse looks SOO good! I have never made mousse, but you are definitely making me want to try it out!

Guest

What a fun idea! And the mousse looks great, Evelyne.

Guest
1 year 10 months ago

Wow, that’s a lot of chocolate mousse, but good things have to come in plenty, shouldn’t they? :)

Guest
1 year 10 months ago

My favourite dessert in the world! It looks gorgeous Evelyne..great pick!

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1 year 10 months ago

Holy heck. I think my keyboard is covered in my saliva.

Guest
1 year 10 months ago

Yum! This chocolate mousse look so good, love the intensity of the chocolate…delicious!
Have a great week Eveylne 😀

Guest
1 year 10 months ago

YUM- great SRC pick!

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1 year 10 months ago

A sinfully delicious chocolate mousse, Evelyne.

Guest
1 year 10 months ago

Thank you for your lovely comments Evelyne – they put a big smile on my face. That elusive chocolate mousse. One day we’ll find that perfect combination of ingredients from our childhood!

Guest
1 year 10 months ago

Nice. About ½ kg chocolate, litre cream…should be enough mousse for a day?:)

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1 year 10 months ago

Mmmm, so chocolate-y and delicious…this looks really wonderful!

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1 year 10 months ago

That looks incredibly rich and sinful.

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1 year 10 months ago

Yep, her blog is amazing! When I was assigned her blog, I couldn’t decide and ended up making a trio of desserts! And this looks like the perfect pick for this month’s SRC reveal! Thanks for sharing.