30 November 2015

Chocolate Pineapple Mousse

        An all-time favourite and a simple to make dessert, mousse. Takes just a few ingredients and can be modified and improvised upon endlessly. 


Ingredients : (Serves 4)

Dark cooking Chocolate (I used Amul's dark choc)  -  200 gms
Cream - 200 ml
Pineapple (chopped into small pieces) - 1/4 cup (you can use any fruit of your choice)
Chopped cashews - for garnishing

Method :

1. Chop the dark chocolate into small pieces and add to a heat-proof bowl. Add water in a saucepan and place the bowl with chocolate pieces over it. Make sure the bowl doesnt actually touch the water. Let simmer over low heat and stir occasionally as the chocolate starts to melt. When melted completely, remove and let cool to room temperature. 

2. Add chilled cream to a large bowl and whip using a hand blender till soft peaks form. Take care to not whip at a very high speed or for long else it will turn into butter. Fold in half the cream into the melted and cooled chocolate and refrigerate the remainder till further use. 

3. To assemble, place a dollop of cream at the bottom of the serving bowl. Drop in a few pineapple pieces. Now add a large spoonful of chocolate & cream mix. Add a few more chopped pineappale pieces and finally top off with a little more cream. Garnish with chopped cashews(optional) and leave in the fridge to set for about an hour. 
Serve chilled. 

**Notes :-
a) Chill the cream, bowl and the blades of the hand blender till you need them for whipping. 
b) If you find the cream consistency a bit runny, add a little icing sugar while blending.