Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Chocolate Mousse

What am I reading now? The Hourglass Door (Lisa Mangum) actually, I'm rereading it for book club tomorrow
Annnd. . .what do I think so far? Fun read, especially for early teen girls; what's not to love about time travel, a rock band and kisses that stop time?

I'm feeling very chocolatey today. Here's one of my favorite recipes; it's an original for chocolate mousse.

In a microwavable bowl heat 14 oz. of chocolate chips, 1/4 teaspoon rum extract and 4 Tablespoons of butter for 30 seconds, stir, heat 20 seconds, stir, heat 15 seconds and let sit to finish melting.

In another bowl combine 1 cup milk with one small package sugar-free instant chocolate pudding mix. Beat until thick then place in microwave for 20 seconds to take the chill off. Add chocolate mixture to pudding and beat on low until smooth.

Place 1 1/2 cup of heavy whipping cream in bowl and mix to stiff peaks. Stir 1/2 cup of whipped cream into pudding then fold in the rest in batches of 1/3 of remaining mixture.


Usually, I take a package of crescent rolls, and cut each one in half then place on a baking sheet and sprinkle with a bit of sugar, cook at 375 for 8-10 minutes. I serve a couple of these with the mousse in glass bowls.

I have also used this mousse to make a trifle: Cut brownies into bite size pieces place half in the bottom of bowl, top with 1/2 the mousse, Heath bits and more whipped cream, then repeat the layers.


Tamara said...

Books and chocolate - what a great combination. Love your blog. (from a fellow AI lurker)

Michael Knudsen said...

Nice new blog, Canda! You will maintain your following if you continue to post chocolate recipes from time to time. Looks like you're reading a lot of good books, too.

Angie said...

Oh, yummy!