Sunday, February 10, 2013

Chocolate Mousse #SundaySupper

I am excited to be participating for the first time in #SundaySupper. This weeks theme is Valentines day!
Is everyone ready for Valentines day? What are your plans? I personally love this special day. I am so blessed to be with my one true love, and I love that there is a holiday where we can celebrate our love for one another. It is also a great excuse to make something sweet for the family. For me, this day is all about chocolate, love and kisses.
I used to think that Mousse was hard to make. It really isn't. You just have to pay attention to detail and be patient. If you do that, then it is really easy! I suggest making it the day before because it is best served cold. 

Just follow the steps in the recipe and you can have this wonderful dessert to serve to your family or your love. It takes time in between steps, but the amount of time you are actually working is very little.

This Chocolate Mousse is so smooth and decadent! It is definitely one of our favorites. Serve it to the kids with a big glass of milk and serve it to your hunny with a nice red wine. 

Chocolate Mousse
Adapted from Bon Appétit | February 2013

3/4 cup chilled heavy cream, divided

4 large egg yolks
1/4 cup espresso or strong coffee, room temperature
1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
3 tablespoons sugar, divided
6 ounces semisweet chocolate (61-72% cacao), chopped
2 large egg whites

Beat 1/2 cup cream in a medium bowl until stiff peaks form; cover and chill.

Combine egg yolks, espresso, salt, and 2 tablespoons sugar in a large metal or double broiler. (do not allow bowl to touch water). Cook, whisking constantly, until mixture is lighter in color and almost doubled in volume and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the mixture registers 160°F, about 1 minute.

Remove bowl from pan. Add chocolate; whisk until melted and smooth. Let stand, until room temperature.

Beat egg whites in another medium bowl on medium speed until foamy. With mixer running, gradually beat in remaining 1 tablespoon sugar. Increase speed to high and beat until firm peaks form.

Fold egg whites into chocolate in 2 additions; fold whipped cream into mixture just to blend.

Divide mousse among  4-ounce ramekins. Chill until firm, at least 2 hours

Before serving, whisk remaining 1/4 cup cream in a small bowl until soft peaks form; dollop over mousse.
Dig In!

Need more Valentines Day recipe ideas? Check out all these great posts:

#SundaySupper Valentine’s Day Breakfasts, Apps & Main Dishes:
Asparagus, Clam & Bay Shrimp Pasta from Galactopdx
Bacon Double Cheese Burger Bites from In the Kitchen with KP
Cheese Stuffed Cannelloni from Curious Cuisiniere
Fried Heart Pizza from Mooshu Jenne
Garlic Shrimp Bruschetta from MarocMama
Green Olive, Goat Cheese & Basil Crostini from Hip Foodie Mom
Indian Shrimp Pulao from Soni’s Food
Individual Beef “Phyll-ingtons” from Cupcakes & Kale Chips
Ranch, Bacon and Cheese Crisps from Daily Dish Recipes
Red Velvet Pancakes with Cream Cheese Frosting from Peanut Butter and Peppers
Rissóis de Camarão | Portuguese Shrimp Dumplings from Family Foodie
Spicy Red Cabbage Quiche | Veggie Quiche Recipe from Masala Herb

#SundaySupper Valentine’s Day Sweet Eats:
Banana Bourbon Blondies from The Messy Baker
Banana Cream Napoleon from Food Lust People Love
Brown Butter M&M Cookies from Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts
Brown Butter Rolo Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies from Damn Delicious
Cherry Pie Hearts from Home Cooking Memories
Chocolate Baumkuchen from Webicurean
Chocolate Bread Pudding from La Cocina de Leslie
Chocolate Chip Banana Cake with Baileys Banana Cream Sauce from The Lovely Pantry
Chocolate Covered Bacon from I Run For Wine
Chocolate Covered Stuffed Strawberries from Country Girl in the Village
Chocolate Mousse from Mom, What’s For Dinner?
Chocolate Roll filled with Nutella Cream from Basic N Delicious
Chocolate Truffles from The Wimpy Vetegarian
Chocolate Velvet Ice Cream with Cherry Sauce from Vintage Kitchen Notes
Cinnamon Sugar Tortillas with Chocolate Sauce from The Roxx Box
Coconut Sweetheart Cookies from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
Coeur a la Creme from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Cream Cheese Mints from Simply Gourmet
Dark Chocolate Pomegranate Mousse with Coconut Cream from Sue’s Nutrition Buzz
Dark Chocolate Raspberry Torte from Kelly Bakes
Deliciously Baked & Festively Glazed Mini-Donuts from Mangoes and Chutney
#GlutenFree Chocolate Almond Cloudless Cake from Cooking Underwriter
Heart Shaped White Chocolate Cakes with Raspberry Cream from Noshing with the Nolands
Homemade Cherry Mash Candies from Juanita’s Cocina
Maple-Date Bars from Diabetic Foodie
Meyer Lemon Marmalade from Shockingly Delicious
Mini Samoa Bundt Cakes from She Likes Ruffles, He Likes Truffles
Molten Chocolate Lava Cake from Gotta Get Baked
Peanut Butter and Jelly Cupcakes from The Meltaways
Pistachio and Chocolate Souffle from Small Wallet Big Appetite
Raspberry Custard Tart from Kudos Kitchen
Raw Fudge Love from Mama’s Blissful Bites
Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
Red Velvet French Macarons with White Chocolate Cream Cheese Filling from The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen
Red Velvet Fudge from What Smells So Good?
Red Velvet Ice Cream Sandwiches from Cravings of a Lunatic
Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies from Magnolia Days
Red Velvet Sugar Cookie Bars from Chocolate Moosey
Red Wine Cupcakes with Mascarpone Frosting from The Urban Mrs.
Strawberry Shortcake! from The Foodie Army Wife
Strawberry Valentine Cake Hearts from Ninja Baking
Tres Leches Tea Cakes with Honey Riesling Soaked Fruit from Neighborfood
Valentine’s Bakewell Tarts from Happy Baking Days
Valentines Chocolate Apples from Big Bear’s Wife

#SundaySupper Valentine’s Day Drinks:
Blood Orange Vodka Martinis from The Catholic Foodie
Bloody Raspberry Cocktail from My Cute Bride
Strawberry Gin Fizz from girlichef

#SundaySupper Valentine’s Day Tablescape: A Romantic Table For Two Please fromAn Appealing Plan
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  1. I attempted mousse for the first time last year and I was pleased that it wasn't as hard as I had always feared. Great step-by-step photos!

  2. Yum, Mousse! Welcome to #SundaySupper! This looks fantastic and thank you for sharing : )

  3. So light and fluffy! What a great way to indulge in chocolate. Thanks for joining in Sunday Supper and sharing your wonderful recipe.

  4. Mmmm...I love mousse, and these look PERFECT!

  5. I LOVE MOUSSE! This is a perfect recipe. YUM.

  6. Welcome to Sunday Supper! Gorgeous mousse.

  7. Mmmm. Chocolate mousse is one of my absolute favorite desserts! Yours looks so pretty!

  8. I can't believe that I haven't had mousse since I was 11 yrs old! Must be time to have some more

  9. oh my!! love this chocolate mousse! Looks divine! Love it!

  10. We don't really have any big plans... well other than to make this!!

  11. Welcome to Sunday Supper, Christi! you're going to love it here - this is the best blogging community, everyone so warm, inviting and supportive. This mousse looks incredible - so smooth, luscious and decadent. I love mousse but I've never made it - that needs to change stat! I just read your "about me" section. Thank goodness they were able to diagnose your daughter and figure out that it was celiac. I think it's so sweet that your blog is now dedicated to her and what she can eat.

  12. Thank you so much Nancy! Everyone has been very very nice so far!

  13. Perfect looking Mousse!I love the texture and it looks decadent!Cannot wait to try this!

  14. Nothing I love better than a good chocolate mousse and on Valentine's Day it would be perfect!!

  15. Chocolate Mousse is the best dessert ever :) ~ Bea @ galactosemia in PDX


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