hello everyone, i just looked at my blog's overviews and feel sad with the ongoing stats this week. hahaha. seems like i haven't been putting much attention and effort to this blog and its surroundings. but i'm here today, posting one lovely dessert i've made. it wasn't actually meant to be this thing. i got the original recipe from my favorite chocolate cookbook. it was at first written as white chocolate mousse. but the picture is so lovely because the clear white chocolate mousse was dotted with the red from raspberries, whole raspberry. then my mind went a little playful by thinking of making all of them turn pink. you may see the original picture from the book here, with my hands there, thinking of making some twist.
what i did to this white chocolate mousse is simple. in order to make it pink, i make strawberry sauce and just combined it with the chocolate mousse. tastewise, it tastes strawberry-ish, not completely strawberry. i think the flavor of the white chocolate still overpowers everything, yet it's quite scary to put more strawberry juice into it because i'm afraid too much juice wouldn't make the mousse set. however, this strawberry chocolate mousse still looks cute in my eyes, with those pink color and strawberry garnish. strawberry is just my favorite fruit. don't you think they're pretty as well?
well, this dessert is still refreshing and almost perfect to be eaten in a hot summer day, though some other twist might make it more delicious. next time i make it, i want to divide the mousse in layers, like one layer of white chocolate mousse then topped with strawberry mousse then topped with chocolate mousse and so on. also i think, making it with yellow-colored fruit such as mangoes or oranges might be yummy too. the color would be so summery. can't wait to make something yellow. anyhow, for you who curious with this dessert and its recipe, check the recipe and see if you can come up with another better twist! :D
modified from The Big Book of Chocolate by Jennifer Donovan
serves approx 5 small glasses
150 gr strawberries, hulled and quartered
1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tbsp sugar
150 ml milk
200 gr white chocolate, broken into pieces
1 tsp vanilla essence
2 sheets leaf gelatine
200 ml double-cream, whipped to soft peaks
- cook strawberries with lemon juice and sugar in small saucepan until strawberries are just soften and becoming fragrant. let cool until room temperature, set aside.
- in another small saucepan, heat the milk, white chocolate, and vanilla essence over a low heat until the chocolate has just melted. stirring frequently with a wooden spoon. combine with the strawberry sauce.
- in a small bowl, soak the gelatine in cold water until soft. remove the gelatine from the bowl and squeeze out any excess water, then stir the gelatine into the warm chocolate milk mixture until dissolved. pour into a clean bowl, and set aside until cool and beginning to thicken. fold the whipped cream into the chocolate mixture using a metal spoon, then spoon the resulting mousse in the small glasses. refrigerate for 3 hours or overnight.
what happened in my kitchen?
- be very careful not to overheat the chocolate and milk mixture. remove it quickly just until it has just melted. boiling the milk separately then pour it into the chocolate pieces might as well do the trick and safer not to let the chocolate separated from the milk.
that's all for today, guys!
thanks for reading, have a nice day and enjoy!