Tuesday, February 12, 2019

TWD - Dark Chocolate Mousse


… love feels so damn good.  Even the tiniest hint of romance can be intoxicating …
                                                      Kerri Sackville

This week's Tuesday with Dorie recipe is Dark Chocolate Mousse.  It is the kind of rich and decadent dessert that I believe would be perfect if you were making dinner for your Valentine on Thursday night.


This Dark Chocolate Mousse recipe was given to Dorie by Pierre Herme, so it is pastry-chef type material involving the use of candy thermometers and the like - that is, not what I would usually bother with.  However, for the purposes of this group, I went ahead and made a quarter of the mousse recipe (the original serves 8).


I think it went OK and tasted good, although chocolate mousse is a little too rich to rate on my favourite dessert lists.  I did find adding the hot syrup to the eggs a bit of a nightmare as I had used a hand-held mixer (having already used my stand mixer to whip the cream), but I just removed the few little solidified sugar clumps from the egg mixture before proceeding further.  This mousse also went better than the last time I made chocolate mousse from one of Dorie's books.

To see what the other Doristas made this week and what they thought of it, visit the LYL section of the TWD website.

13 comments:

Pam said...

Family would love this, perfect little dessert for Valentine's Day!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Pastry chef desserts do my head in sometimes! They're so complicated! I have to really be in the mood for them.

Johanna GGG said...

your mousse looks really good - I am not much of a chocolate mousse person but I can handle some every now and again if it is a good one - though sounds fussy to make

Mardi Michels said...

SO interesting. I made the full amount (and it made AT LEAST 12 serves!!!) and mine was fluffy and light and not dark or dense like yours (my favourite kind). I wonder what I did wrong? I MUCH prefer a denser, richer mouse but this was not that at all...

ClaudiaMorningstar said...

I love all with chocolate <3

Cakelaw said...

More likely that I did something wrong! I struggled with the egg and sugar syrup because I should have used a stand mixer so I wasn’t juggling everything- but hey, I was happy with the result.

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake said...

Just in time for Valentine's Day!! It looks rich and delicious---and even though it might be too rich for me and Katie, Bill would be thrilled with this!!! xo

steph- whisk/spoon said...

looks rich and delicious-- just how i like it!

Diane Zwang said...

I love chocolate but will see if I love this one. It seems a bit fussy with the candy thermometer. I have not made the Top Secret version yet either so a double batch is in my future.

Zosia said...

That looks beautifully chocolatey and delicious. The raspberries are a very nice touch.

Flourishen said...

Chocolate mousse is charming for Valentine's day. If I can get through the part of pouring hot sugar syrup in the egg mixture, I would even be happier. This recipe is a bit daunting for the home cooks.

Sherry Mackay said...

i agree - choc mousse is usually so rich, i can only eat a few spoonfuls. food thermometers sounds scary :) cheers sherry

Isthisakeeper said...

I had a little trouble with the syrup solidifying too! Looks like your finished product turned out beautifully..love the raspberries too!