Sunday, February 14, 2010

SMS - Easy Chocolate Mousse

Callebaut Semi-sweet chocolate; melted, sweetened whipped egg whites; whipped into bliss, 40% heavy whipping cream; chilled and beaten into snow peaks - all swirled together, creating a light, smooth, creamy chocolate mousse.
Easy Chocolate Mousse was chosen this week by Spike of Spike Bakes for our Sweet Melissa Sunday special dessert. I think Spike picked out a wondrous and creamy chocolate dessert, absolutely perfect for Valentines! Velvety smooth and creamy . . .
I have already peeked and some of our talented bakers actually substituted liqueur for the vanilla. Had I thought of this, well I would have experimented all over the place. I used a vanilla bean paste, found at King Arthur Flour website and I am in LOVE with the stuff. Amazing with little vanilla bean seeds floating throughout.
To get the recipe for the Easy Chocolate Mousse, you can either purchase the Sweet Melissa Baking book "or" go to Spike Bakes website. You really should check her site out anyways because she altered her recipe just a tad and WoW! does her mousse's, mousses, mousse - how do you say mousse in plural? Well, anyways her choices of flavorings are brilliant!
My only complaint, I know, I know, but really - my kitchen sink is totally filled with dishes from making this easy mousse.
We swirled small mounds of creamy chocolate mousse in bite size, miniature glasses and dolloped larger amounts in bigger dishes. My daughter, Ashley, could not wait for the chilling process. She made off with one of the bowls when I wasn't looking . . .or so she thinks (smiling).
Guess what? I started my apron WAYYYY back when and just the other night I finally finished it. Unfortunately, Fluffy is looking at the apron like it is her new napping spot. Boy, did she get a wake up call =). I just HAD to share!

15 comments:

Flourchild said...

I love your glasswear you served your lovely looking Mousse in..Looks so good!
Happy Valentines day to you and your family!

Cristine said...

Your mousse looks fantastic! YUM!

Susan said...

Love your glasses of mousse! And, my cat loves to sit on top of (or in front of) what ever I might be working on at my desk. :)

Hanaâ said...

Ooooh pretty!! Great job, Shandy. The apron looks great. Didn't know you sewed :o) I like to sew too but I haven't had much time for it in the last couple years.

Love your mousse. So pretty with the choc curls on top. Glad everybody like it. I skipped it and made a Double Choc Cake instead. The post should be up sometime tonight.

Candy Girl said...

So cute! I bet the vanilla was a delicous addition!

k.a.r.e.n said...

What cute glasses to serve your mousse! they're great.

lakegirl said...

Happy Valentines Day!

I love the little dessert dishes!!

Your mousse looks wonderful!

Jennifer said...

FABULOUS mousse!

Tracey said...

Great job Shandy! Your mousse looks super elegant, especially with the chocolate curls. Hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day!

natural selection said...

I really enjoy making chocolate mousse
for friends and family.
I enjoy sitting back and watching the behavior transformation joy, delight,elation!

Jeannette said...

your mousse looks so smooth and creamy! absolutely divine!! great job!

Nina said...

WOW your mousse looks delicious!

Eliana said...

Amazing looking mousse. Don't you hate how even with few ingredients you can still end up with a sink full of dirty dishes!

spike. said...

Yes, lots of dishes but what a great mousse! Love your apron too! Thanks for baking with me, your pics are wonderful (and that vanilla bean- yum)

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