Tuesday, August 3, 2010

INSTANT TRIPLE - CHOCOLATE MOUSSE...the eggless way!


What do you do when you have a guest coming over for lunch in less than an hour? I will be doing the headless chicken dance between the appetizers, main course and of course, my favourite part of the meal, dessert. Oh yeah! I do elaborate meals when we have guests. Like how I had mentioned in my previous post, I think of dessert first. So, I made this instant chocolate mousse and left it in the fridge to set,then I continued my dance juggling  between the pots on the 4 burners :-)

Clank! Plonk! Bang! Sometimes they are music to my ears, not necessarily all the time!
Some of the best things in life comes in small sizes! And that can be very true sometimes! For eg: Mini Marshmallows are the life saver of this delectable dessert. If I were to use eggs like the traditional method, I would have had to wait for another 6-7 hours for the mousse to set (unless you use gelatin) and serve it for dinner rather than lunch! :-)
Mousse's have always been a favourite of mine.One of the first recipes that I blogged about was a Chocolate Mousse Cake. Whenever I make or eat a mousse, especially Chocolate, I always think of my college friend, Priyanka. We were the mousse eating partners :-)









INSTANT TRIPLE - CHOCOLATE MOUSSE
Recipe source: Nigella Lawson


Ingredients:
Mini marshamallows - 150 g (you can use regular marshmallows too)
Butter-50 g, softened
Chocolate- 250 g (I used a mix 70%, semi-sweet and milk), chopped into small pieces
Hot water-60 ml
Cream-284 ml
Vanilla extract- 1 tsp

Method:

  • In a heavy-bottom saucepan, melt the marshmallows,butter,chocolate and water together, stirring every now and then.
  • Meanwhile, whip the cream with vanilla until thick.
  • Fold it into the cooling chocolate mixture until you have a smooth mixture. ( I let the chocolate cool very well for the fear that the cream might melt.)
  • Pour into individual ramekins and let it set in the fridge for about 1 hour. 


Verdict: Silky smooth luscious wonderful heavenly decadent  perfectly textured dessert!

18 Comments:

Sharmilee! :) said...

Chocolate mouse looks so tempting....ur pics makes me crave for some now!

Mriganayani said...

Love the texture - looks perfect. Who can resist this?

nivedita said...

Lovely clicks, I must say!!
And wonderful recipe. I need to search for marshmallows in my small town here.
Can you please tell me the alternative if I don't get those!

Divya Kudua said...

Lucky me..got some marshmallows in my pantry..I just might try this.Looks so luscious..in between your headless chicken dance,you found time to take such pretty pictures too??You are a super-girl..hehe!!

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

I love the fact that it is eggless, so bookmarking. Beautiful presentation as always :)

RV said...

I simply love the texture and the rich chocolaty feel of this dessert. Great pics and love the pink backdrop. btw, what is the brand of the chocolate you used.

Pavithra said...

Pretty pictures and the texture is awesom ria.. the first picture is really stunning.

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

Headless chicken dance :P :P

Your posts have become quite entertaining! That texture is just calling out to me. I want :(

Nitha said...

Super Delicious...

Jess--Sugar High said...

I think of dessert first too when having guests over. It's the best part! :)

That mousse looks like pure chocolate heaven!

Justin said...

this is interesting. just yesterday i was talking with my friends about how i never make chocolate mousse anymore, because people are so paranoid about the eggs

Reshmi said...

mousse looks so tempting ria....wht a divine surprise to my eyes....really marvellous presentation....muahhhhh...love the picture u hve tkn...

建宗穎彰 said...

融會貫通的智慧,永遠不會被遺忘。..................................................

怡于名君 said...

做些小善事,說些愛的字句,世界更快樂。..................................................

Nachiketa said...

This looks so tempting.....

Your verdict "Silky smooth luscious wonderful heavenly decadent perfectly textured dessert!" seems so perfect with the pictures.... It's not helping that i'm viewing these at lunch time... Drooooooolllllling....... on the keyboard...

Cheers,
The Variable, Crazy Over Desserts - Nachiketa
Catch me on facebook @ Crazy Over Desserts

Twinsy Rachel said...

The header is droolworthy :)am almost tempted to make this, but where do we get marshmallows in our kochukeralam?? U r the queen of substitution, so lemme ask Her Majesty what can i substitute marshmallows with excluding eggs?? Did i tell u that i am moving to Kochi, a better chance to get hold of both pots n pans n ingredients :)

anushruti said...

This looks great.....and I was excited with the word eggless until I saw marshmallows which is not a vegetarian ingredient! Sigh!

onelifetoeat.com said...

Ria, I just came across your blog via Prerna of Indiansimmer and am having a ball browsing through your blog! This choc. mousse recipe is so simple, I know I can't mess this up (I'm a terrible baker). Loving your blog and very happy to learn you live in Minneapolis too :) I live in a Minneapolis suburb. Will be spending a lot more time on your blog!

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