Friday, April 30, 2010

Chocolate with Francois - Chocolate Mousse


Chocolate with Francois is a once-a-month group working from Francois Payard's Chocolate Epiphany. It's the perfect group for me as we only have to post once a month and every post has chocolate in it. Love that!

This month, Moogie of Moogie & Pap is our host and she has decreed that we will use our chocolate mousse in some new, creative way. What? Like what's wrong with shoveling it down with the biggest spoon you can find? So thinking portion control (yeah, right), I went for the cupcake liners. And crunchy chocolate pearls. Alas, I discovered my two pound bag of crunchy chocolate pearls isn't. They're chocolate, and pearls, but not crunchy. I guess that makes them expensive chocolate chips.


I made a technical mistake with this one. After piling the mousse in a piping bag, I had to run out for a minute, so I stuck it in the fridge and stepped out for a couple of hours. The look of the piped mousse would have been much smoother had I piped it before it firmed up.


Although this mousse was very chocolaty, it lacked the whisper-light velvety texture I appreciate in a chocolate mousse. Or maybe I need to try a little more of it to be sure...

If you'd like the recipe, Moogie has it for you here.

9 comments:

Julie said...

Hi, Leslie:

Love the new look on the blog!

Your mousse looks great. My plan was to pipe into cupcake liners too. Didn't quite work out. :(

Love those cupcake liners.

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Mags said...

Beautiful presentation. Love the liners and the chocolate pearls!

AppleC said...

Looks fantastic. Wonderful presentation.

Lauryn said...

OMG those cupcakes look like a serious chocolate indulgence!!! YUM! They really look great!

sarahe said...

just gorgeous!

Kayte said...

You make this look so elegant and yet like such fun! Love the wrappers and the bits of candies rolling about.

Mary said...

Can I borrow the piping bag full of mousse...I think that would have been delicious enough for me, even without the chocolate pearls.

Seattle Pastry Girl said...

Leslie this looks beautiful-I love the chocolate pearls-such an elegant touch !
Sandy

And I love the new blog design-very chocolaty !