Wednesday, 15 June 2011

I wanna grab a spoon

The other day I watched that early episode of Friends where Ross is still depressed about his divorce with Carol, and Joey tells him that women are like ice cream. There are a billion flavours out there, and all he has to do is grab a spoon.....

Well, when I saw this, that's all I wanted to do. In the same way that on a bad day you eat Chocolate spread out of the jar and squirt the squirty cream straight into your mouth.

Image and by Cafe Fernando

Of course, you can only do all of the above if you don't have a lactose intolerance. Like me :(. However this scrumptious delight is dairy free, so I can eat it!! I love love love it when I find chocolate that I can actually eat!

Recipe by Herve This & Heston Blumenthal
4 servings
  • 9.35 ounces (265 grams) bittersweet (%70 cocoa solids) chocolate, chopped (preferably Valrhona Guanaja)
  • 1 cup (240 ml) water
  • 4 tbsp sugar, optional
  1. Place a large mixing bowl on top of another slightly smaller one, filled with ice and cold water (the bottom of the large bowl should touch the ice). Set aside.
  2. Put chocolate and water (also sugar and/or liquor if you’re using) in a medium-sized pan and melt the chocolate over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
  3. Pour the melted chocolate into the mixing bowl sitting on top of ice and water, and start whisking with a wire whisk (or an electrical hand-held mixer) until thick. Watch the texture as you whip and make sure not to over-whip as it will make the mousse grainy. If the mousse becomes grainy (which is possible at your first try), transfer it back into the pan, reheat until half of it is melted, pour it back to the mixing bowl and whisk again briefly.
  4. Divide into four serving cups and serve immediately.

Recipe by Herve This and Heston Blumenthal via Cafe Fernando

Abiento x

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