Wit 'n Wisdom of Janice LaQuiere

Friday, January 23, 2009

Chocolate mousse Dessert

Tonight, we had 30 for our traditional Friday night spaghetti dinner. While spaghetti is traditional, Friday also gives me a regular opportunity to make dessert, to experment, perfect, and try-out, recipes that I'd normally not have the opportunity to make.

Tonight it was Chocolate mousse, served in a waffle cone bowl, and topped with white chocolate shavings, and a strawberry. Tasted delicious, the cone complimented the sweetness of the mousse well, and the white chocolate shavings not only looked great but were the perfect accent.

Chocolate Mousse

1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. water
1 c. (6 oz. pkg) semi-sweet chocolate chips (add another 1/2 c. when using as a filling for this cake)
2 eggs
1 1/2 c. heavy cream, whipped
(1 t. vanilla, optional)

Combine sugar and water in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Melt chocolate chips and add to sugar syrup. Beat for 6 seconds. Add eggs (and vanilla if desired) and blend for 1 minute. Fold mixture into whipped cream. Spoon into individual serving dishes. Refrigerate until firm. NOTE: Use more chocolate when using for cake filling to make it stiffer. Spread between layers. (Pipe a dam around edge of bottom layer with Frosting, then fill with Mousse. If needed, refrigerate until frosting and filling are stiff, before adding second layer.)


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