Tuesday, December 6, 2011

A Double delight

Recipe: Chocolate Mousse with Strawberry Frozen Yoghurt







Most of the time when we have guests over for lunch or dinner, I end up being too busy with deciding on the starters and Main courses that I eventually overlook the desserts. Finally, the usual scenario before the guests arrive would be me yelling to my husband to run to the nearest grocery to buy some chocolate or strawberry ice cream (that’s the usual favourite with our friends).
So this weekend when we invited some of our friends over for dinner, the first thing I set my mind on was on desserts. This time I was going to make it different.
I love chocolate-strawberry combinations, so I decided that I would make something that would have the best of both the flavours.
And this was what I got….
I made some chocolate mousse and topped it up with some yummy strawberry frozen yogurt.
The combination was quite a mouthful!!


Let’s look at the recipe.

CHOCOLATE MOUSSE WITH STRAWBERRY FROZEN YOGURT

Chocolate mousse

Ingredients

Cooking chocolate (bitter-sweet or semi-sweet) – 120 gms
Unsalted butter – 2 tbsp
Eggs – 2 large separated
Sugar – 4 tbsp (divided)
Vanilla extract – ½ tsp
Whipping cream – ½ cup
Cream of tartar – 1/8 tsp (optional)

Preparation

In a medium-sized stainless steel bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water, melt the chocolate and butter. Remove from heat and set aside to cool for a few minutes. Then whisk in the two egg yolks. Refrigerate this while you whip the egg whites and whipping cream.
In another bowl whip the two egg whites using an electric mixer or hand mixer with the cream of tartar until foamy. Gradually add two tablespoons of sugar and continue to beat until stiff peaks form, yet the whites are still glossy and not dry. Set aside.
In another bowl, whip the heavy cream, remaining two tablespoons sugar, and vanilla extract until soft peaks form.  
Remove the chocolate mixture from the refrigerator, and then fold the egg whites into the chocolate mixture, gently but thoroughly. Fold in the whipped cream as well.
Spoon in the mixture into individual serving bowls, cover and refrigerate until time to serve. This quantity can go into almost six serving bowls.


Strawberry Frozen Yogurt

Ingredients
Yogurt – 3 cups
Strawberry essence – 1 ½ tsp
Sugar – ¾ to 1 cup
Gelatine – 2 tsp
Warm water - 3tbsp to melt the gelatine
Fresh strawberry chopped or mashed slightly – 4 or 5

Preparation

Completely dissolve gelatine in warm water and keep aside
Blend together yogurt, strawberry essence and sugar in a blender and pour into a freezer proof bowl.
Stir in the dissolved gelatine and chopped (or mashed) strawberry pieces and mix well.
Keep your freezer temperature to coldest and place the bowl into the freezer. After an hour, whisk the mixture to break the ice crystals. Repeat this 3 or 4 times after every hour. Now freeze your yogurt for 4-5 hours or overnight.
Your lovely strawberry yogurt is ready!!!

Keep outside for around 10 mins before serving to making the scooping easier.






Assembly

Assemble your dessert just before serving.
Take the individually set chocolate mousse bowls and place a scoop of strawberry yogurt on it and garnish with some copped strawberry if desired.

Take one big scoop of the chocolate mousse and frozen yogurt and enjoy!!

2 comments:

  1. That is a lovely idea for a superb dessert! i would love to have this for all courses of the meal!

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  2. :) I agree absolutely Sarah.. Thnx a lot for your sweet comment...

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