“Better three hours too soon than a minute too late.”- William Shakespeare.
My life might as well be in a time lapse zone between Saturday afternoon and Monday morning. The weekend barely winks at me as it zooms past. Wouldn’t it be great if there were 8 days in a week. One extra day to catch up on your to-do list which wasn’t-done the remaining days of the week !
So anyway, as its almost Monday again (AGAIN !) , I had company over and needed an option of dessert that I could make the previous night . You know, so I am not preheating,sifting and weighing as my friends are catching up in the living room over drinks (Although that has happened to me many a time!). Mousse is always a crowd pleaser in our circles , and I had some egg yolks from some healthy omelettes for breakfast. I looked around for a recipe with yolks and hit gold when I found this one from Taste of Home.
I do have mousse recipes on here, this quickie version from George Calombaris and this simple cocoa- whipped cream mousse . But this one definitely deserved its spot on here as well. It is a little time intensive compared to the others but nothing too rocket science-y.
Its rich , its uber smooth, the flavour is a deep and lovely chocolate . It is still so light – you could down a bowl full and not realised you have eaten any !
I love the versatility of a good mousse. You can serve it up just on its own in fancy glasses, you can fill it in cakes or pies, you layer it in trifles, you can make a chilled mousse cake, I would even frost my cupcakes with it !
Its light and fluffy , and dark (which it doesn’t seem so in the pictures!) . Its absolutely dreamy ! And when you have self proclaimed chocolate non-lovers ask for more mousse, you know you have a keeper of a recipe!
The original recipe describes it as “heaven on a spoon.”. Lets just say , I aint disagreeing !