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Basic Dark Chocolate Mousse

May 18, 2010

When life hands you an unused can of expiring thickened cream, what do you do?

Faced with that dilemma on Friday as I prepared to go on yet another trip (this time for work), I narrowed my options down to:

– Making a little thing of butter
– Making chocolate icing (rehearsal for the next time I make a serious cake)
– Making chocolate mousse

I decided on chocolate mousse, mostly because I was feeling quite lazy.

This was a no-frills easy-peasy chocolate mousse recipe. Only two ingredients: Heavy/thickened cream, and dark chocolate.

There’s really no need for a formal recipe, but I’m a stickler for detail so here goes.

Basic Dark Chocolate Mousse

Ingredients (serves 8 if you’re doing shot-glass servings, 4 if you’re using ramekins):

– 300ml heavy/thickened cream (from what I searched up they differ only insofar as one is made with butter milk and the other with regular milk, but the fat content’s about the same)
– 240g dark chocolate (I used Valrhona 55% Equatoriale)

Directions:

1. Melt chocolate over (not in) a pot of boiling water. Set aside.

2. Use an electric mixer to beat cream on high speed till you see soft peaks (make sure your cream is beaten sufficiently – you don’t want chocolate milk instead of chocolate mousse).

3. Use a wooden spoon to fold in one blob of cream at a time into the slightly cooled chocolate. Try to work quickly or the coolness of the cream will cause parts of the chocolate to solidify. (Be sure to mix the cream into the chocolate and not the other way round.)

4. Dish into serving cups. Refrigerate for half an hour or until set.

Crazy rich, crazy good. =)

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. cons permalink
    May 18, 2010 8:58 pm

    oh i love this use this cream to make spaghetti sauce. have a good trip on friday!

  2. mrsmultitasker permalink*
    May 18, 2010 9:09 pm

    Yes me too! Carbonara or a basic cream sauce.

    I left last Fri lah 🙂 Am back in OZ…

  3. May 20, 2010 7:35 am

    hmmm… basic but gorgeous! Love the mousse.

  4. mrsmultitasker permalink*
    May 26, 2010 10:27 pm

    Thanks Ellie!

  5. June 11, 2010 1:39 am

    I like your weighing scale!

  6. mrsmultitasker permalink*
    June 11, 2010 4:58 pm

    Thanks blessedhomemaker! I lugged it back all the way from Australia.. haha..
    One of my friends remarked that it looked like a Kopitiam scale! It kind of does, but a more glam version. That’s why I like it =) Old & new.

  7. June 20, 2010 9:55 pm

    Oh yes, it has this antique look yet has some elegance in it.

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