Dark Chocolate Mousse
2 large egg yolks
2 Tbsp sugar
pinch of salt
1 Tbsp espresso or strongly brewed coffee (optional)
1 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa (I used Hershey’s Special Dark)
1 oz bittersweet (or your favorite dark) chocolate, finely chopped
3/8 cup heavy cream, chilled
Chocolate shavings, for garnish (optional)
Set a glass bowl over a pot of simmering water. Whisk the egg yolks, sugar, salt, and espresso until the mixture is very warm and the sugar has completely dissolved (rub a bit between your fingers to check that there are no granules). Add the cocoa and chocolate and whisk until almost melted. Remove the bowl from the pot and set aside. Whisk until completely melted and then let cool to room temperature/slightly warm.
Whip heavy cream until soft peaks form. Add half of the whipped cream to the bowl of chocolate and fold with a rubber spatula until mostly combined. Add the remaining whipped cream and fold until completely combined.
Divide the mousse among 2 small dessert dishes. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for at least 2 hours (and up to 1 day). (I cut a paper towel in half and covered the top of the dish, not touching the mousse, before wrapping – this will catch any condensation drips that might form on the plastic wrap before they drip on the top of your pretty mousse). Remove from the fridge 15 minutes prior to serving. Garnish with chocolate shavings or additional whipped cream.
Serves 2 (~1/2 cup servings)
BFF and I exchanged emails earlier today and I told her I missed her so bad I could actually smell the coffee in her kitchen and the croissants in Graziella’s. She shared her love for the Italian pastries sold in their small shop across their street in Basel, Switzerland.
I love the smell the first time you step inside the shop. It’s a bit small, but then I don’t think customers stay for long like they do at Starbucks. The few times I’ve been there, I was just staring at the pastries because everything looked really good and freshly baked. And don’t get me started on the coffee. Heaven ♥
I miss my Bff, coffee in Europe, freshly-baked croissant and Switzerland!
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Bought some yummy stuff from the Japanese store at the mall. I’m quite addicted to that store! They have so much inexpensive goods from Japan, I especially love those clay pots I got for my mom last year.
This one I got for my brother. Previously, I got him the spicy kind. He loved it but said he almost choked the first time he tasted it because he didn’t expect it to be THAT spicy! It has four ramen packs inside.
This one’s for me —- Mochi Choco Pie (Tiramisu Flavor). Diet be damned. I just had to get a box of this.
This one’s for my goddaughter, who’s been asking me for another pack because she ate the whole pack I first got for her. It’s marshmallow with chocolate filling. I love that the mallows do not melt in your hands, like the do with the local ones. Or maybe I haven’t tried other good local brands, but this is good. Looks like siopao in the photo, haha!
Korean food trip at Kaya with my mom & bro today. I forgert the names of the dishes we ordered but I remember my bro having bibimbap & my mom’s favorite japchae.
And I couldn’t pass up the chance to relive my Joongbo obsession with sangchoo! Lettuce wraps ftw ;)
I really cannot stand nori. Sorry! I know a lot of people love it, but sushi makes me gag. To each his own, I guess.
Shrimp & beef…this I like!
My bro’s favorite kimchi.
I see you japchae…I see you.
Super tender chicken! Bad photo, but what the heck. I got to taste it, you only get to see this bad photo.
One for the bro…
Sangchoo!!! My daily dose of joongbo ;)
Bibimbap! Bibimbap! Bibimbap! Bibimbap!