Saturday, February 14, 2015

Valentines Day Easy+Light Chocolate Mousse

It's Valentine's Day! 

Love is in the air, everywhere (especially in retail establishments).

Love is big business.  But today I want to feature a simple recipe - it doesn't matter if you have a partner, a friend, a spouse, or a child, that you want to show some love to.  This is a simple dessert and not too heavy.  It would make a nice parent and older child project, too, if you use something other than the bourbon or rum.

Valentines Day Easy and Light Mousse. (Sorry, metric folks, I did not convert). Note, this does have eggs in it.

Take three eggs - we use free range eggs from the local farmer's market - and separate them.  Reserve the yolks for another use.  Put the whites in a clean bowl.

Mix a scant 1/4 cup sugar and 1/3 cup bourbon or rum. Heat gently until the sugar is dissolved.  Let cool. 

In the meantime, melt 1/2 cup of chocolate chips in microwave.  They will still look whole, but they are melted.  Stir them.  Then, combine with the liquid well.  If desired add 1 tbsp of "Just Great Stuff" (powered peanut butter).

Beat your three egg whites, with 1/8 tsp cream of tarter, until stiff peaks form.

Then, gently fold in the chocolate mixture.

Divide into two (or four) dessert glasses, chill until nice and firm (perhaps two-three hours), and serve.

Yes, I know.  I am using raw egg whites!  Well, if this bothers you (one reason why I am using farm esh eggs from a small farmholder), you can use  pasteurized egg whites  But it won't turn out as good, in my opinion.

Do you have a favorite dessert for Valentines Day?

8 comments:

  1. Oh, Alana, that looks so incredibly delicious! Hope you and your fella have an incredible Valentine's Day!

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    1. We did, Bethany. He's such a good cook!

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  2. Yummy. I try and stay away from recipe blogs because they make me so hungry. I want to try everything I see. Thanks for sharing your recipe and it does sound very easy to make and probably worthy of Valentines - day of chocolate.

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    1. Just to reassure you, this is not usually a recipe blog. It is easy, and you don't even need to use the powdered peanut butter.

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  3. Thanks for sharing this recipe. Shall try it. :)

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  4. I've eaten this in the past, but wouldn't do so now. It's strange the way chocolate has become linked with Valentines Day, with love, with caring. I saw the cocoa trees with their beans growing on a Carribean island about ten years ago. The product is grated and used to flavour the sweet confection people crave now.

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    1. I have visited a couple of sub tropical gardens in Florida but I don't think I've ever seen a cacao tree. I did read about cacao cultivation in a YA series and I am amazed at the amount of skill it takes.

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