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Black Forest Mousse

The Black Forest Mousse Story

I took this recipe for Black Forest Mousse from a magazine back in 1990. I couldn’t resist as I absolutely love Black Forest Cake. I thought that this recipe sounded fantastic. It is not as good as my beloved Black Forest Cake but it comes a close second. Great for something different at parties or for that special occasion. Try it and see what you think.

Serves 8

Ingredients

2 x 425g cans, pitted black cherries
2/3 cup sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon Kirsch or apple juice
1½ tablespoons gelatine
¼ cup water
2 x 300ml cartons thickened cream

Method

Drain cherries, reserve ¼ cup of syrup.  Blend or process cherries, reserved syrup, sugar, juice and liqueur until smooth, transfer mixture to a bowl.

Sprinkle gelatine over water in a cup, stand cup in a pan of simmering water, stir until gelatine is dissolved.  Stir gelatine mixture into cherry mixture.

Beat cream in a bowl with electric mixer until soft peaks form, fold into cherry mixture.  Pour mixture into eight glasses, cover and refrigerate for several hours, or until set.

Decorate with extra cherries and extra cream, if desired.

Hints

Use grated chocolate or chocolate curls to decorate
Try using different shaped glasses or bowls depending on the occasion
The Black Forest Mousse can be made a day ahead
Use chocolate cups or make your own to hold the mousse

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Dark Chocolate Mousse

Dark Chocolate Mousse

Dark Chocolate Mousse

A friend gave me this recipe over 20 years ago and it is still my, “go to” recipe for Chocolate Mousse. I love the texture of this mousse and the flavor, just the right amount of chocolate. There are only three ingredients but there is a fair amount of beater work involved. If you have never seen this recipe before I urge you to try it. If you are a chocoholic you will love it.

Ingredients

125 grams of Dark Chocolate
1 Cup of Cream
4 Eggs

Method

Melt the chocolate in a saucepan over a saucepan of simmering water
Separate the eggs
Add the egg yolks to the warm melted chocolate
Beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form
Beat the cream until thick
Add the egg yolk chocolate mix to the cream and egg whites
Fold through the mixture gently
Pour into serving bowl or individual bowls and refrigerate to set

Hints

Substitute the dark chocolate for milk chocolate for a different taste
Fold chocolate shavings into the mix for that extra chocolate hit
Pour the mousse into small individual spring form pans
Use decorative wine glasses or goblets as serving ware
Experiment with garnishes for a unique presentation

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