Disney Recipe: Mousse au Chocolat

Disney Recipe: Mousse au Chocolat

I have to say, mousse is one of those basically easy desserts that becomes your spectacular finale to dinner. I made this last week with the assistance of my MyCook Robot and we enjoyed it enor-mousse-ly. It made three cups of mousse so we are still working our way through it, but this would probably serve four at dinner, and look super cute in individual ramekins.

Mousse au Chocolat

Boulangerie Patisserie Les Halles, Epcot

Yield: Approximately 3 cups

Ingredients:
5 ounces semi-sweet chocolate
2 egg yolks, lightly beaten
1/4 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 egg whites
1/4 cup sugar

Instructions:
1. Melt chocolate in a double boiler over warm water. Remove from heat.

2. Combine egg yolks and cream and gradually add chocolate, stirring rapidly. Add vanilla extract.

3. Beat egg whites with sugar until stiff peaks form (this for me is the hardest part, and this is where my MyCook came in and saved me. My egg whites looked like shaving cream here, super poofy and stiff! I had to use a paddle attachment though…)

4. GENTLY fold egg whites into chocolate mixture (I think this is the tricky part, make sure no chocolate has stuck to the bottom of your bowl because this can make your complete combination of the ingredients difficult). Spoon mousse into a decorative mold or individual serving glasses and chill until firm (about 2 hours).

Top with strawberries, or any other fruit that pairs with chocolate. You won’t be disappointed! Also consider using it as filling for eclairs or cake! Yum!

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Recipe: Black Bean Soup with Roasted Poblano Chiles

Recipe: Black Bean Soup with Roasted Poblano Chiles

I had to share this recipe right away because it WAS SOOOO GOOD. Me and my sweety LOVED IT. It took me about 30 minutes to make, using both my MyCook Cooking Robot and my soup pot. I would call it slighly labor intensive, but easy overall to make. You can find the link here:
http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/black-bean-soup-with-roasted-poblano-chiles
Seriously, it is all fruits, veggies, and chicken stock. So healthy and tasty. It is really filling, and packs a lot of punch without being over the top spicy. It is more flavorful than hot! It is a great starter or entree 🙂 My sweety said it would be great with chicarron, queso cotija or queso fresco, and maybe even sour cream/avocado. You can keep it vegan by adding vegetable stock instead of chicken stock. For Weight Watchers folks out there, half cup is 1pp, a full cup is 3pp. I hope you like it!