Chocolate mousse! What's not to like.
I think if all of Dorie's recipes were dessert, Hubby would
be in seventh heaven, because he just raved over this.
Thank goodness I only had enough to fill three ramekins,
but that was okay. We need more chocolate like we need
a hole in the head. With the confusion of which day to celebrate
Halloween in our neighborhood, either Wednesday or Friday,
we had a total of only 8 children trick or treating.
That left a lot of candy to be consumed by two retirees
with nothing better to do. I had never made mousse before and
was surprised how easy it was to prepare. When you first read
Dorie's recipes they sometimes seems difficult but her instructions
are clear, with many options, and most turn out to be easy.
This was a great recipe and I will certainly make it again.
I loved Dorie's comment about being welcomed to the club
when a friend finally shared that this well loved dessert came
from the back of a box. Hence the recipe name.
This recipe was a cinch but I have my 24 year old Kitchen Aid
mixer to thank. I bought this
toy investment right out of college.
I knew it would be a great investment but is still wonderful to see
it paying off....especially when I need foamed egg whites.
Note the French bowl of "medium" size. Moyen is not my last
name - it means medium in French :)
Between the mixer's brawn and Nana providing me the chocolate
(yes, I even had the one piece handily cut in half by her to make the
3.5 ounces....) I had an easy time of it this week.
Which is particularly appreciated since we added to our family with a
kitten found in between storms, in a parking lot late one evening.
No houses around, freezing conditions, and a Nor'easter en route.
Turned this dog family into a more diverse household.
And yes, the recipe was a huge hit with the family.
Happy French Fridays all ~