Thursday, January 21, 2010

Chocolate Mousse Trifle

When I think Summer, I think pastel sundresses, straw hats and fun-shaped popsicles. However, since chocolate cravings transcend seasons and I love the way the blood pink of cooked strawberries looks under the sun, this chocolate mousse and strawberry trifle is a fitting way to kick off this blog on a fine Summer's day. It is so simple to make and so, so delicious.

You'll need:

100g milk chocolate, melted
100g dark chocolate, melted
6 egg whites
230ml thickened cream
¼ cup icing sugar
1 punnet strawberries
¼ cup sugar
¼ cup water
8-10 Butterscotch Fingers

Serves 4-6

Place strawberries, sugar and water in a saucepan and simmer over low heat until the syrup becomes a deep red. Cool in fridge.

Melt chocolate in a glass bowl above simmering water. Use the lowest heat. Remove from heat right before the last pieces melt completely.

Beat egg whites until soft peaks form.

Fold the melted chocolate into the thickened cream. Fold in egg whites and icing sugar.

Layer strawberry coulis, biscuits (drizzled with Kahlua) and mousse mixture into martini glasses.

Set in freezer for 3 hours.

This mousse is ridiculously rich and indulgent. It's intensely chocolatey, velvety and thick - well worthy of the attention a main course demands. Enjoy slowly!

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