2.24.2008

Chocolate Mousse Trilogy

Yes, it's a cliche dessert, but people continue to eat and love it, simply because it's a taste of heaven. Some desserts are just classic and shouldn't be messed with...kinda like vanilla ice cream. The chocolate trilogy is one of the desserts I made during my all too short dessert gig. It's a dense, rich chocolate bottom, layered w/ dark, milk, and white chocolate mousses. I've served the same mousse in mini chocolate cups, as filling inside a cake and even as the cake itself. It's so versatile! You can't go wrong with mousse as it even pleases the non-chocolate lover's pallete. I regretably admit that my very own husband does not share the same love of chocolate as myself, but even he can't get enough of the milk chocolate mousse!

I've practiced my mousse recipe a lot over the years. It can be tricky, but I'll try to give good pointers throughout the recipe. Hopefully, with this recipe, your mousse will result in the silky, smooth, creamy perfection that defines what a decadent mousse should be. I'll post the recipe for the individual mousse and the cake bottom. The great thing about mousse is that it can prepared well in advance, making it perfect for entertaining.

Below it's unmolded and plated. A little raspberry coulis can do wonders!



I made the same combo as a huge cake for my cousin's birthday.
Please excuse the tacky candles...


See Recipe!





7 comments:

Sonia said...

SONAL!!!!!!!!!! You're teasing me with your chocolate trilogy. I'll take a 6 month supply please!!! awesome blog, love the recipes and food descriptions...making me hungry. Mahi Mahi looks amazing, maybe I'll take a shot at your recipe but I'd prefer the chef to make it instead and serve me...delivery to charlotte is only a few hours :) Hey btw what's that cheese you recommended earlier to have as an app or with wine, it wasn't one of the typical ones I heard of...can't remember the name??

Dev said...

First of all let me say that I like your "Carpe Diem" attitude towards life and expressing your passions. Second of all I must say that I really enjoy your cooking despite the fact that I put ketchup all over your frittatas and ate a $hit load of packaged smoked salmon when we came over. Thridly, I wish you the best in your quest to enlighten novices like me. And finally on a side note, I just want you to know that I strongly believe in mercy flush as you do (It wasn't me, I promise ;-).

Seema said...

Hey Sonal, your recipes look amazing!! I think your blog should be interactive so we can taste each item through the screen :) When you come this weekend, would you mind making those little mousse cups for me? My mouth is watering just looking at them! Great job!! :)

Ian said...

Wow, that cake looks amazing! I wish I was there for Bubba's B Day. Keep up the good work.

ps- my b day is dec 30th... and I love chocolate.

Sonal said...

Thanks guys...especially Dev. I think I need to moderate the comments :)

Neha Bhavsar said...

Dear Sonal!! I love your blog and of course know that your recipes are truly AMAZING first-hand!! Best wishes always! Love, Neha

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