Goofs 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 di
ve 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 ♥
- 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)
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Whisk the 5 egg whites until they form peaks. Before they become firm, add the sugar.
- Gently fold the whisked egg whites into the chocolate mixture with a spatula.
- Pour the chocolate mousse into individual cups and refrigerate overnight for a much better texture.
- Sprinkle some edible gold dust and chocolate shavings if desired.
Miss Universe 2015 Goof up: