Thursday, 5 February 2009

Mousse au Chocolat

Did I say I was addicted to chocolate and I had almost everyone comenting they are also addicted to chocolate like me, so for all of you out there I am making this Mousse au Chocolat , I know any small excuse is enough for me to make something with chocolate.

From the time I have seen this Chocolate Mousse @ What's For Lunch Honey? I have been wanting to make them. After making this and tasting this Mousse I curse myself for not making them much much earlier as they wer super super Delicious.
No more mousse from the suprmarket in those small plastic tubs, they just taste so sweet and blubber compared to this delicious mousse.

I will be making this much much more often as my daughter and hubby loved it too.
Thankyou Meeta for another wonderful dessert recipe.
I followed the recipe full, except i added 50 ml Apricot liqueur

Meeta had mentioned It really is worth getting a more expensive type of chocolate for this dessert and living in Belgium there is no shortage of good quality of chocolate. I always use Callebaut Chocolate.
Yesterday when I was talking to my sister, I mentioed to her I made this delicious Chocolate mousse and she told me post recipe fast as she too wanted to make them. Chocolate additction we keep it in the family :-)

And ofcourse what do I find today that DK as announced AWED French so sending this to her.


100 - 120g Bitter chocolate - make sure it is an exclusive type of chocolate It really is worth getting a more expensive type of chocolate for this dessert.
15g Butter
2 eggs - separated
50 ml apricot liqueur I added together with the yolks. (optional)
200 ml cream - beaten until stiff


DELICIOUS

I MW the chocolate with the butter. Set aside and mix for 30 seconds to cool.

Add the egg yolks and mix. You will notice the chocolate takes on a thicker consistency. Allow to cool further.
Gently fold in the beaten cream.
Beat the egg whites until very stiff. These are also to be folded in very carefully into the chocolate, cream mixture. When the entire mixture is well combined, the consistency should be smooth and fluffy.
Divide the mixture in small serving bowls and allow to cool for several hours.

Meeta's advice: Make this the evening prior to serving. The mousse has then had a chance to chill through and has a velvety, fluffy texture.

I totally agree as I had one two hours of cooling and another one the next day and the one which I had next day was much better in texture.






Another dessert I made from her place Mango Pannacotta she made from strawberry I used mango.
Sending this also to which is hosted by Mele Cotte.

78 comments:

Priya said...

I love mousse au chocolat, i was also thought of preparing this for AWED french, yours looks very delicious n gorgeous with cherries over them, send me some..

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Yummy,i would be so gald if u offer me a glass:D
Your presentation is really good!

sunita said...

You are a choco addict, aren't you :-D...lovely mousse :-)

Asha said...

YUMMO! Your photo with 3 glasses is gorgeous. Mommy, daddy and a kid, perfect! :D

Enjoy that Mousse, you choc addict!

Ashwini said...

yummyyyyy, tempting ..anything with chocolate...cant resist..Lovely pics..

Happy cook said...

Priya thankyou, yeah i am glad that i found this delicious recipe , it is a keeper for me.

Rakh's hi hi comeover i am sure you will ask for a second glass.

Sunita yeah i know, i can't keep off the chocolates.

Asha hi hi i love the way you wrote M,D and K :-)

Maria said...

Gorgeous dessert! The cherries are perfect for the top!

Akal's Saappadu said...

wow, that's so yummy! it must be melting on your tongues! looking
delicious!

ranji said...

WOOOOOOOOOOOW!!...i can eat all those choclate mousse's ...i am one chocolate freak!!!beautiful presentation!!!AWESOME!!!:)

Cham said...

Mousse is so decadent , very luxurious look too! One of the French beauty!

Navita said...

I wanna glass...looks so glossy n smooth.:)

Suma Rajesh said...

again chocolatty flavoured mousse...u make me drool all the time..asusual lovly presentation..

Happy cook said...

Ashwinni thankyou

Maria thankyou, i too thought they gave a wonderful look to the mousse.

Alkas I must say it was as all of them have vanished as it was so yummy.

Ranji I am so glad to hear that you are also addicted to chocolate as me

Cham I totally agree with you.

The Blonde Duck said...

Those look so light and tasty!

Jennifer said...

I always thought chocolate mousse was much more complicated than that. You are right, why buy it when you can make it yourself!

Your pictures are fantastic.

Purnima said...

HC, this looks sinfully delicious! (Ella ada is something I made along wt mil 4 yrs ago-knew abt it all thru as my moms close frnd is mallu! :D :D (Hub learns abt authentic Mallu food stuff frm me! TKS TO aunthentic blogs! :D Pleasures of blogging to mention a few, isn't?):)Tks for ur lovely comment

Vibaas said...

that looks super delicious. yum yum!

Nithya Praveen said...

Aww ain't this heavenly????? Looks gorgeous:)

Varsha Vipins said...

Super Yummy..I love Mousse too,..:)

Happy cook said...

The blonde duck thankyou

Jennifer thankyou, I too thought they were difficult to make then i saw mettas recipe and I was really surprised how easy it was to make these delicious mousse.

Vibbas and Nitya and Varsha thankyou

meeso said...

Ohhhh, chocolate!!!! YUM!!!

Joie de vivre said...

Mmmmm...chocolate....

Snooky doodle said...

delicious! this is torture for a chocolate addict like me. If you give me some I ll be in heaven :)

Nags said...

TH has been asking me to make mousse for a while now. don't feel confident enough just yet. i am still in the 'fudge' stage :D

Kevin said...

That chocolate mousse looks so good!

LG said...

Mousse au chocolat looks Slr...p! Yummy click too..

Radha Ramaswamy said...

Thanks for going through my recipe.
I love yourmousse au chocolat.

Sara said...

It doesn't get any better than classic chocolate mousse!

jayasree said...

Tempting presentation as always.. Choco mousse looks sinfully delicious.

sra said...

Sinful! Sinful! Nice pic with the glasses lined up on the tray!

Sig said...

Didn't you just post another chocolate recipe? :) A true chocoholic you are!

sowmya said...

you always comeup with this lovely desserts and make me drool everytime..this one is so gorgeous..

Arfi Binsted said...

Happy, those look really tempting!

Bombay-Bruxelles said...

You're so right HC! Supermarket mousse au chocolat is so yuck compared to homemade. And its so easy to make!

I too use Callebaut and buy 5 kg packs :-D

Kitchen Flavours said...

uscious and delish.....

Roopa said...

Happy Cook, you are indeed a Choco addict :) and with these pics you have made us also join your addiction group ;) mmmm Mousse is come out velvety and smooth :) I tried making making mousse a very loong time back , but then I didnt know how to properly use gelatin and the mousse ended up all grainy. I have to try this sometime:)

Pam said...

I really need to make this. My husband and kids would LOVE it.

Soma said...

Oh we have some delicious things coming in:-) I will finish it all:-)

veena said...

Hi da ..
Great pictures dear ..Though i dont like chocolate that much i knw my son will def like this ...Nice da

5 Star Foodie said...

That mousse looks heavenly! I haven't made one in a while, so happy to have found your blog!

Prajusha said...

wow..looks yummy yummy...beautiful pics..
prajusha
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Laavanya said...

I'm always so tempted when I come here. Mousse looks so light & luscious.

Elra said...

Oh, J'adore ...J'adore!
This is the best dessert, I like how you add apricot liqueur to the mouse. I know this will taste divine!
I must say that this is "the ultimate chocolate mouse"
Cheers,
Elra

AnuSriram said...

Both looks yummy and delicious! You are a real specialist in making desserts... :-) and I'm learning them from you!

Happy cook said...

Meeso and Joie thankyou

Snooky hi hi if you come over you can have more than one.

Nags make this for him you will be surprised how easy it is to make these delicious mousse.

Kevin and LG thankyou

Radha thankyou and it wa smy pleasure

Sara yeah i totallt agree with you

Jayashree thankyou

Sra yeah i know but coudn't resist myself :-)

Sig yeah i told you i can't keep off chocolate

Sowmya looks who is talking when ever i come back from your place i am drooling.

Arfi thankyou

Bombay-Brussels you are correct, , this is my first time in making and was surprised how easy they were to make.

Kitchen flavour thankyou

Roopa try this recipe it is afull proof one and there is no gelatine in this recipe so don't worry.

Pam make them happy by making these :-)

Soma hi hi

Veen you don't like chocolate, wish i was like you my waist would have been slimmer then :-)

5 star foodie, for me it is the first time making mousse .

Prajusha thankyou

Laavanya it was indeed light and not sweet at all.

Elra it was my hubbies idea toi add the liquer, he told me just give it a bit liqueour and it will give a totally differnt taste which it did.

Anusriram thankyou I hope you make these one day :-)

Rosie said...

Oh yes, I'm also totally addicted to chocolate H.C. and your mousse au chocolat is definitely a dessert for me!!

Rosie x

Pavithra Kodical said...

Wow this is a treat to my eyes..I love to have choclate mousse..I am singing chocolatte song of Dora :)
Both these recipes rock..

mikky said...

how awesome!!! :)

Varsha Vipins said...

Trail back for some awards..:)

Meera said...

Lovely!!! Didn't know about AWED-French...What should I make??? Still wondering...

TBC said...

I too love all things chocolate.:)
Luckily, the husband does not care much for anything with chocolate. Works well for me since it means that there is that much more for me! ;-)

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

wow.. i am drooling over the pic! perfect for chocoholic :)

Deepa Hari said...

Lovely Mousse...very tempting...i too love chocolates...nice presentation.

Raji said...

Its a good thing I am having chocolate mousse for dessert today at a friend's house....else I would have been left drooling over your creation!

Raaga said...

this looks very pretty and tempting. I recently watched a video on how to make mousse :) your pics are also step by step... like the video.

My comfort food network said...

Your mousse looks lovely. The supermarket ones are bad. Although I am not a big fan of mousse as much, yours looks delicious.

Sujatha said...

looks fabulous! hmm, love the color and that cherry at the top! want to take a sip right now.. :)

Gloria said...

Happy Cook these desserts are awesome!! I love Chocolate Mousse, look georgeous!!xxGloria

Sandeepa said...

You do love chocolate :) Mousse looks awesome

Maria said...

HC, this looks absolutely sinful but in a good way! I'm also a chocoholic and so are my sisters.

Maria
x

Rachel said...

You just love waking up the chocoholic in me....lovely!!!

notyet100 said...

this looks awesom

jesse said...

Mmm, those little cups look SO good... and silky... yum!

aquadaze said...

Oh this looks so yummy...can almost imagine the velvetiness of the mousse!

aquadaze said...

Oh this looks so yummy...can almost imagine the velvetiness of the mousse!

Linda said...

HC, I have never tried to make a chocolate mousse and your photos make it so easy to follow the process. Looks and sounds delicious! The Belgian chocolate would really make it a treat indeed :)

Andhra Flavors said...

glassful of choc mousse looks gorgeous.

Aparna said...

Thank you, HC for making this for us, too. Chocolate heaven.
Honestly, if you weren't so far away, I would have been over to your place like a shot!!

Cooking and the City said...

Happy Cook your mousse au chocolat looks devine! love the mango dessert too, lovely colour :-)

MamaFaMi said...

Mmmmmmmmmmmm so chocolaty good!!!

Peter M said...

Chocolate is a fine addiction to have...the only therapy...more chocolate!

Curry Leaf said...

Perfect chocolate mousse.Perfection at its best.Love it HC.I wish I were there,I am a chocoholic

Uj said...

Wow.. wish I could have one for my self.. The pics are drool worthy.. Loved them. Will try to make it next time :D

Chris said...

Wow! How perfect is this for Kitchen of Love! This dessert will make some couple very happy! ;) Thanks for participating!

Vaishali said...

Happy, that mousse looks light and airy and quite perfect. A lovely recipe for the season of love!

DEESHA said...

Thatz sooo delicious

lisa (dandysugar) said...

This mousse looks divine! So creamy and delicious. A perfect cherry on the top treat!

DK said...

I am no chocolate addict, but these pictures will sure make me one! Mama mia! This is so amazing! I will be making this v soon.

Thanks for sending this over to AWED French