Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Chocolate Mousse with Raspberry Coulis and Whipped Cream

I want to be Alton Brown someday. Not only is his knowledge of every food incomparable his recipes are genius. Case in point this chocolate mousse. Its eggless - no messing with egg yolks and takes minutes to put together. Literally its a 15 minute preparation, chilling time extra. To put it together with raspberry coulis and cream? That was how I ate it at a luncheon and the combination is amazing. The tangy sweet coulis and decadent mousse with the cream is a perfect bite. I used a mix of semi sweet Ghirardelli and unsweetened 70% cocoa Callebaut chocolate. And I added powdered sugar to the cream to get the right sweetness. The recipe below is as per Alton Brown. 

Ingredients:

1 3/4 cup heavy cream
1 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup strong black coffee or 1 teaspoon instant coffee powder
1 tablespoon rum
4 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon unflavored gelatin

Put the chocolate and butter in a large microwaveable bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds and stir. Repeat till most of the chocolate is melted. The remaining chocolate will melt as you stir it. Keep aside and cool to body temperature.
In a another chilled large bowl, beat 1 1/2 cup of heavy cream till stiff. (Add powdered sugar before beating the cream). Mix 1/4 of the cream into the melted chocolate to lighten it. Mix in the remaining cream in two parts.
Mix the gelatin in the remaining 1/4 cup cream and let it rest for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes heat it gently (not in a microwave) so it is warm - don't boil. Mix it with the cooled chocolate.

Raspberry Coulis:
2 cups raspberries
1/4 cup fine sugar
2 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon lemon juice (optional)

Pass the raspberries through a sieve and collect the juice. In a saucepan, add the sugar and water and heat to dissolve the sugar. When cooled, add the lemon and raspberry juice and mix well. Chill it. 

To assemble:

In a slim wine glass, spoon about 1 tablespoon of coulis at the bottom and fill 3/4 of the glass with the mousse and chill for an hour to set. Just before serving top with whipped cream and serve.
If you want to have just the mousse, spoon into martini glass, wine glass or pipe into chocolate shells and chill for an hour. Just before serving, spoon some whipped cream on top and enjoy...
And the winner of the giveaway is # 25 Saba... Congratulations! Eileen will be contacting you regrading the gift card information. And thank you everybody for participating in the giveaway. I hope to have another one really soon. Hope to hear from you all then as well.

18 comments:

divya said...

Wowwwwwwwwww.mousse look so mouth watering.

Rachana Kothari said...

This looks insanely tempting... and congrats to Saba!

Kiran said...

Raspberry coulis and chocolate mousse look delicious.I too like the Alto Brown for his detailed knowledge of food and ingredients.
Congratulations to Saba for winning the giveaway.

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Lovely dessert. Digging the photo shot of filled chocolate shells.
Congrats to Saba on winning the giveaway..whoever she is.

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

what a bful color,yum and divine dish...looks mouthwatering...

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Wow, CF, that looks so yummy. Do you think this mousse can be used as a frosting for chocolate cake?

Srimathi said...

Looks absolutely delicious. I am sure you will be like AB some day, hang in there.

Umm Mymoonah said...

I'm drooling over here by looking at your chocolate mousse, looks so tempting

Priti said...

Ohh wow...looks at these...just making me drool..yum

Priya said...

Omg, wat a beautiful mousse, truly tempting..COngrats to the winner..

Leena said...

WOW what a lovely cool dessert for summer...lovely presentation!

Sayali said...

Thats juat magical...wonderful

The Housewife said...

I heart Alton Brown very much too... He is a cooking god! Love your presentation and the recipe rocks too :) Following you!

Chetana Suvarna Ganatra said...

Speechless woman...too good to eat....love dis combi of coulis n mousse n a good surprise of cream...
Keep up de good work.
Cheers.

FoodLovers said...

looks gorgeous dear

SS blogs here said...

That swirling and the chocolate cups are all so attractively done!! Wow! As if chocolate wasn't inviting enough! :D

J said...

Umm.. Tempting!!

kets said...

The mousse wid the chocolate shells looks tempting.... was YUUUMMMM too!!!

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