Truthfully, I’ve been a little flat since my family headed back to Melbourne on Monday. Work has been a tad crazy – I missed a couple workouts – and I’ve generally felt rather ‘blah’. But in an attempt to snap out of it – Charlotte and I have been looking back at all the photos taken during last weekend – and laughing at a couple along the way… Segway anyone? Another photo that caught my attention was of these yummy little chocolate mousses we put together for C’s party. And while I am normally a huge fan of mousse in its original form, these were really easy and convenient – and contained no raw egg (which I know some people dislike). Simply – chocolate, custard !?) and cream – resulting in a mousse that tasted somewhat like chocolate yogo (remember those!?) but were still delightfully rich and creamy. You can find the recipe here. Thanks to Easter and the early injection of chocolates into the supermarkets – I topped the mousses simply with a lindt chocolate carrot. And I’m thinking our fellow party goers were also chocolate mousse fans – as there was not a single one left by the end! Shame really, for I have no doubt a little chocolate fix would be just perfect right now… What about you? Are you a fan of chocolate mousse?
There were many things I loved about being pregnant. A growing belly, thick hair, strong nails… Having to avoid certain foods was, however, not one of those things. Particularly when those foods include chocolate mousse – in all its raw egg glory. When my dad was in town over the weekend, and we threw a little dinner party, I decided that I could not wait to satisfy my chocolate mousse craving any longer. So – it was a ‘baked potato’ buffet for the main course, and individual chocolate mousse cups for dessert. Complete with chocolate swirls… Cream and a fresh strawberry on top. (I think they look like little lipstick covered lips!) Frustratingly, I overheated the dark chocolate and it seized a little when I added the other ingredients. So while the texture of this mousse was not as silky and smooth as I would have liked… The rich chocolate flavour more than made up for it. I’m just glad I decided to serve the mousse in small glasses, as it really was very rich. Almost too rich. As for the recipe – well that is a work in progress. I’m planning on getting it ‘just right’ – and will be sure to share it with you when I do! I see a lot of taste testing in our near future…. What about you? Are you a fan of mousse???