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.
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.
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.