Friday, 28 September 2012

Dark Chocolate and Milk Chocolate Mousse


Adapted from Advanced Bread and Pastry (SFBI) -M. Suas


No egg white in the chocolate mousse...is that a good thing? I am not so sure - but it saves some work. This is the first mousse I have made with gelatin, and I must say it makes the mousse stable - with a creamy mouth feel to it. Originally the recipe calls for a "pate a bombe", but that is just not possible using ONE egg yolk! This mousse miiiight be good in a mousse cake, but i´m not sure. Next up I hope to try a mousse with italian meringue.

Stage 1

40g 85% chocolate
55g Milk Chocolate
90g Cream 1

Make a ganache from the above.

Stage 2
Egg Yolk
10g Milk
20g Sugar

Whip the above in a waterbath until thick. Slowly add chocolate mix (at about 27-30degrees) to the egg yolk.

Stage 3

1,5g-2g  or 1/2 tsp. gelatin
2 tsp water

Soak gelatin in water for 5 min. then warm in micro until melted- add to rest of mix.

 Stage 4

95g Cream---whip until soft peaks and fold in to mix.

Chill for min. 6 hours.