(Green) Chocolate Mousse

Delicious day :)
I don't do a lot of dessert on this blog, don't get me wrong I love dessert, in fact some times I choose a restaurant based on their dessert menu first before working my way up the main course (which means I really shouldn't do restaurants review!). I just feel that desserts are finicky and temperamental, best left to the professionals.

I do try some times, and this is definitely one of them. I was very inspired to make this when I first saw it at Lisa's :) It was mousse (which I've not attempted) yet you can easily envision so much freshness from it! From the first spoonful, I was hooked! The tinge of sourness from kiwi slices and tartness from green apples and grapes balance out the bittersweet mousse easily. So casually that it doesn't feel like a first date at all :)

And a secret little ingredient that makes the mousse oh-so-smooth...

Ingredients
  • 200g dark chocolate chunks (preferably 60% cocoa)
  • 200ml heavy cream
  • 50ml extra virgin olive oil (you read it right, it's not a typo!)
  • 50g raw sugar
  • 50g white sugar
  • 3 large eggs, separate the egg whites and yolks
  • Kiwi, green apple and green grapes, chilled
 Directions
  1. Break chocolate chunks into smaller pieces and place it in a water bath. Alternatively pop chocolate bits in microwave for 30s, stir and put it back for 10s each interval until completely dissolve and smooth
  2. When chocolate has completely melted, stir in olive oil and set aside to cool
  3. Separate egg whites and yolks in 2 different large bowl
  4. Beat egg whites with white sugar until stiff
  5. While beat yolks with raw sugar until pale and creamy
  6. Prepare another bowl to whip heavy cream until soft peaks
  7. First gently fold chocolate into yolk-mixture, followed by egg white-mixture and finally whipped cream
  8. Once evenly folded, fill up dessert glasses or bowl and set in fridge for at least 2 hours
  9. Slice chilled green fruits in dainty pieces and top it over each glass right before serving. Green apple oxidize pretty quickly, so don't leave it out too long :)
My eclectic dessert spoons collection :)
I did however skip the final touch of adding caramel and pine nuts brittle. Maybe I was too eager to taste it but really I was just lazy :) I'm more relief than anything that this works out so perfectly on my first try *pat on the back*

For complete recipe, head over to Pikelet and Pie. Recipe originated from Delicious Days' cook book, the awesome blog by Nicky who is already working on her second cook book in German. Hopefully it'll be published in English too :)

11 comments:

  1. Oh .... these look beautiful I think deserts can be finicky too. This is a dooer that I can feel healthy about. Thankyou!

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  2. Very impressive! This looks super delish.

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  3. Wow this is totally incredible, I would leap for joy if served this in a restaurant ! Olive oil and chocolate is to die for. That is hands-down the cutest photo I've seen in ages.

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  4. Kiwi, apples, grapes and chocolate sound delicious together...!

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  5. Woohoo, how should I eat this? It's over the brim! :D

    Gorgeous looking dessert!

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  6. oh wow, I'm loving this!...and beautiful presentation!

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  7. It's nice to top it up with green fruits.

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  8. That's a great idea using olive oil for mousse, looks extraordinary. Your greeny mousse is a winner recipe.

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  9. The contrast of the green and the chocolate looks amazing! :D

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  10. how many times would i have to multiple the ingredients to serve 20 people?

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