Jeez it’s freezing outside today! Tell me something: why is it that summer always seems to go away abruptly? From one day to the next it gets cold and there’s never a warning, a nice and easy transition to help us accept the fact that summer will only be back next year. Anyways, I refuse to take out my fall boots just yet. I do appreciate them a lot but I’m just not comfortable with putting my sandals away just yet.
So it’s Friday and the weekend is just a few hours away. What’s your plan for the weekend? If you’ve got nothing specific to do (or you just don’t know what to cook), maybe you should try this decadent desert I made up for last weekend’s baptism: a Toblerone chocolate mousse. Now, not to brag but this desert was a huuuuge success. I don’t know how I did it since I sort of mixed up different techniques but it worked and people loved it. If you like Toblerone, I don’t see why you wouldn’t appreciate this fluffy mousse. I made little portions since we had a buffet style serving but you could make full portions if you’re having guests over for a sit down dinner. I’m sure no one will mind having a bigger portion anyways.
TOBLERONE CHOCOLATE MOUSSE
Makes about 20 small servings or 6 full size servings
6oz Toblerone chocolate
2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp butter
2 eggs, seperated
3/4 cups + 2 tbsp 35% cream
3 tbsp sugar
1 cup plain chocolate cookies
Separate the egg yolks from the egg whites.
In a small saucepan, over low heat, melt the chocolate, the butter and 2 tbsp of cream. Let cool.
In a large bowl, whip the egg whites until they become fluffy and stiff. Set aside.
In another bowl, whip the cream and sugar until it becomes stiff. Set aside.
In a large bowl, whisk well the chocolate with the egg yolks. With a spatula, delicately fold in the egg whites. Incorporate the whipped cream.
In a food processor, put the cookies with the melted butter. Slightly crush the cookies. Set aside.
Separate in serving bowls, cover and refrigerate for a few hours before serving. Just before serving, decorate with the chocolate crumbles.