Chocolate Mousse – A Classic French Dessert

 

20151222_144535_wm.jpgGoofs and gaffes are a part of  life. We all make mistakes. Some are small enough to be rectified, some leave us embarrassed and some others are so shocking that they shatter some one’s dreams. What happened in the Miss Universe 2015 pageant was appalling- a major goof up which left a bad taste in every one’s mouth.The show’s host Steve Harvey misread the verdict card and announced the winner of Miss Universe title as Miss Columbia. He realised his mistake and came back to apologise and name the actual winner only after the ecstatic Miss Columbia got crowned, waved and posed for the shutter bugs. We can only imagine what the lady must have gone through when she had to give up her crown to Miss Philippines,though she tried to keep a brave face. You can watch the video of this goof up( if you haven’t already watched it that is) which I have embedded at the end of the post.

Thankfully the goof up in my kitchen last week seems much smaller. Ever since I set my eyes on the Chocolate Mousse made by Linda@lapetitepaniere, I knew I had to make it. The web is full of recipes for chocolate mousse, but honestly none of the pictures on the other blogs matched up to what Linda put up. Her chocolate mousse looks light, airy , fluffy and promises deliciousness. For those of you who are unaware, Linda is an amazing Algerian food blogger who puts up appealing and appetizing recipes with pictures to dive for. I get ravenous always on my way out of her blog 😉

The first time I made the mousse, I made the mistake of piping it with a pastry bag into the shot glasses. It made the mousse loose its texture and fall flat. Needless to say it still tasted good and we all made sure it didn’t last long.

But since I wanted it to look like dear old Linda’s ( when you are learning from a master, you have to try to come as close) I made the Chocolate mousse again and this time I was very happy with the results. I spooned it carefully into the glasses without spoiling its texture. Lo and behold! I had a most decadent chocolate mousse ready for the party season. Thanks Linda for the recipe.

                 ♥  Happy Holidays ♥

 

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Chocolate Mousse

  • Servings: 8 shot glasses
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

  • 200g of dark chocolate chopped (70% of cacao)
  • 5 eggs
  • 100ml of double cream
  • 3 tablespoons of caster sugar
  • edible gold dust (optional)
  • chocolate shavings (optional)

Method:

  1. Melt the pieces of chocolate in a bowl set over a “Bain Marie”or in a microwave.Stir with a wooden spoon from time to time until the chocolate melts.
  2. Remove the pan from the heat and slowly pour the double cream in the chocolate bowl (the double cream should be at room temperature).Whisk until the texture becomes creamy.
  3. Separate the egg yolks and the whites.Add the 5 egg yolks into thechocolate bowl one by one, and whisk until the mixture becomes silky.
  4. Whisk the 5 egg whites until they form peaks. Before they become firm, add the sugar.
  5. Gently fold the whisked egg whites into the chocolate mixture with a spatula.
  6. Pour the chocolate mousse into individual cups and refrigerate overnight for a much better texture.
  7. Sprinkle some edible gold dust and chocolate shavings if desired.

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Party ready Chocolate Mousse..
Party ready Chocolate Mousse..

Miss Universe 2015 Goof up:

 

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63 Comments Add yours

  1. Fazal says:

    WOW
    You are tempting Sugar Patients

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    1. skd says:

      This is low on sugar. You can try it easily ☺

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  2. Lina says:

    I love love love mousse…this is absolutely so perfect ☺

    Liked by 3 people

    1. skd says:

      Thank you Lina. Dedicated to all chocolate lovers 💕

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  3. CHCooks says:

    Wow.. so decadent 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much ☺

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  4. Neethu says:

    The mousse looks absolutely smashing…😍😋😋and the goof up is real bad..sad of miss Columbia😯😔

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    1. skd says:

      Yes Neethu. My heart really went out to her. And thanks a lot for liking the mousse 💕

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  5. Sheryl says:

    Wow, you made it twice! I’m impressed by your dedication. Thanks for figuring out the details so we don’t have glitches.

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much Sheryl for your kind words. It keeps playing on the back of your mind until it turns out like it is supposed to. So always better to hurry up and nail it down than keep thinking about it 😀

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  6. yum…perfect for the holiday season!

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you dear! I like the make and store kind of desserts to serve at a moments notice ☺

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  7. OOOH Yah bad wummun yah!!! Now I HVE to make this too. Merry Xmas my darling xxxxxx

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    1. skd says:

      Haha 😉You always put a smile on me. You are a sweetheart Sheh. Enjoy and have a wonderful time with your loved ones ( your naughty but sweet hamsters too. I don’t know why but they are growing on me and hey Sheh I am actually becoming fond of them. Hats off to your writing skills)

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      1. I will NOT tell them you are getting fond. They will be unbearable, or should that be unhamsterable? Anyway you know what I mean. Their little heads won’t get through a door and I will never get the end of it. All the best to you and yours my darling in the coming days, weeks and months. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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      2. skd says:

        Yes😉Lets keep that between us.

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  8. Your mousse looks so luscious! Love the idea of the gold dust on top. 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you for your kind words Ronit. The gold dust adds some shimmer and glimmer to the dishes. Just right for the celebratory mood around 😉

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  9. The texture of the mousse looks perfect!!

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  10. Yummy Yummy chocolate mousse! 😛

    Liked by 3 people

    1. skd says:

      Thank you Fae ☺

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  11. Yvonne says:

    Love a good chocolate mousse! This one looks so pretty! Happy Holidays!

    xx
    Yvonne
    http://tellmeyblog.com

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  12. Ana, your mousse au chocolat looks delectable and succulent. I love the elegant presentation too, yum yum.Thank you so so much for the shout out and for your trust my Dear. Beautiful Christmas gift. No worries, I don’t know how to use a piping bag, a mess everywhere 😀 I use a tablespoon more practical 🙂 Happy Holidays and enjoy with your family! 🙂 xx

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Linda for giving a pass to my attempt. I really didn’t find another recipe on the web which looked like yours. So thanks to you for sharing it with all of us 💕

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  13. arohii says:

    Yummy, looks so delicious. About that Miss universe goof up, i feel sad for Miss columbia for her moment was snacthed away within moments in front of the world.
    Wishing you and your family MERRY CHRISTMAS ❤ stay blessed. xoxo 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Arohi. It is really very sad but the lady tried her best to keep her composure. Can’t believe such a major goof up can happen at an event as big as this. Or was it staged.

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      1. arohii says:

        I hope not, yesterday I saw miss columbia say it was her destiny. You are welcome, hope you are cooking something delicious today on Christmas. Best wishes to you and your loved ones. Merry christmas once again dear. :* ❤

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      2. skd says:

        No Arohi. I have been invited to Christmas parties by family friends so will be spending the day with them 💞

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      3. arohii says:

        🙂 Enjoy! Good day to you.

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  14. I love Linda’s blog too! She has the most amazing dishes 🙂 I love that mousse, it looks so light and delicious!

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Naina ☺

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  15. Chocolate mousse – yes and a recipe from Linda. We all know it has to be good! I could sit and eat and eat and eat it until it was gone. I love the texture – comfort food at its best. Happy Holidays Ana…

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  16. Aquileana says:

    Yummy.. I hope you had a beautiful Christmas and send you best wishes for the new year ahead… Aquileana 💫🌟★

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much dear Aquileana. We spent the Christmas day with our close friends and it was lot of fun.
      Happy New Year to you too 🎊🎉🎇🎆🎈🎉🎊

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  17. Loretta says:

    I agree with you, Linda’s blog is just amazing, and you best not approach it close to dinner time :). You’ve done a wonderful job too Ana, mousse has to be one of my favorite desserts and you’ve executed it really well. Great job!

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much Loretta. That’s very kind of you. Happy New Year in advance 🎉🎊🎈🎆🎇🎉🎊

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  18. This looks so good! All I can say is yumm! Excellent recipe!

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much dear Lynz. Have a wonderful year ahead 🎊🎉🎈🎆🎇🎈🎉🎊

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      1. This looks sooo good, rich, fluffy and wonderful!

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    1. skd says:

      ☺Quite sad right?

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      1. oh my gosh I was shocked! thanks for the video!

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  19. Chocolate mousse is one of my favourite desserts & yours looks an absolute winner. Love the gold dust 🙂
    Popping over to Linda’s blog to check out some more fab recipes!

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    1. skd says:

      Thanks a lot for the kind words Sarah. Chocolate is a universal favorite so any dessert with chocolate in it is an absolute party winner 👍☺

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  20. This looks so good! The gold dust is just icing on the cake and the texture looks fantastic!

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much for the kind words. I love using the gold dust during party and holiday season…adds a touch of glamour . Have a wonderful year ahead👍☺

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  21. arohii says:

    Hi dear,
    Wish you and your family a Happy,healthy, joyful,lovely,magnificent, wonderful New year 🙂 xoxo

    Liked by 1 person

    1. skd says:

      Thank you for remembering me Arohi and for your warm wishes. I wish you the same. Have a rocking, awesome blossom, happy healthy successful year ahead 💖💖💖💖💖🎊🎉🎊🎉🎊

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      1. arohii says:

        🙂 smiling. Thank you so much for your warm and hearty wishes as well. xoxo

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  22. Sandhya says:

    What a perfect Chocolate Mousse, Ana! I am drooling looking at it! ‘
    Wishing you a very happy 2016!

    Liked by 3 people

    1. skd says:

      Thank you dear Sandhya. Wish you the same 🎊🎉🎊🎊🎉

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  23. I LOVE CHOCOLATE MOUSSE!! so glad it came out well the second time!! Hi 5 to your dedication!! ❤

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    1. skd says:

      Aww…thank you!! When a recipe doesnt turn out for some reason like it should it gives me a sleepless night 😩I keep wondering what must have gone wrong. Not a good habit though 😉 A hi five to you too ✋

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  24. What a beautiful chocolate mousse! This is such a classic dessert and yours looks wonderful. Thank you for sharing it with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop!

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you for making me a part of your lovely community ☺

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  25. Christy B says:

    I am a HUGE chocolate fan ~ Ohhhh! I love the consistency of mousse 🙂 Soft and luxurious.

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    1. skd says:

      Yes and very light too Christy. Thank you for stopping by
      Hugs and Regards💖

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