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4-minute Chocolate Mousse by scoochmaroo on July 13, 2009 Table of Contents Author: scoochmaroo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . License: Attribution Non-commercial Share Alike (by-nc-sa) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Intro: 4-minute Chocolate Mousse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WARNING: THE FOLLOWING RECIPE IS EXTREMELY ADDICTIVE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . YOU'LL ALWAYS BE FOUR MINUTES or so FROM ABSOLUTE DECADENCE!! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . step 1: Ingredients . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brits, etc. use: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yanks, etc. use: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . UPDATE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . step 2: Cream + Chocolate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . step 3: Egg white + Sugar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . step 4: Fold together and Devour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Related Instructables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Advertisements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Comments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 4 5 7 8 8 8

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So I decided to take this recipe to task . luxurious chocolate mousse recipe comes to us from Gordon Ramsay (to whom I lovingly refer as Angry Chef). have I mentioned yet how DEADLY DELICIOUS this is? I could eat about two spoonfuls before I was down for the count. It went VERY fast. of course.could it possibly be done in four minutes without the use of a microwave? I had to find out. "Restaurant-quality chocolate mousse in four minutes?! Sound too good to be true?" Yeah. and then followed with an American translation. If you like what you see. etc. I realized I'd have to stop and take pictures and make notes along the way.com/id/4-minute-Chocolate-Mousse/ . Then. Also. So I enlisted my trusty assistant (who was also able to help me translate the Britishisms) to help out so that we could get a better idea of the time. four minutes would be no problem at all. use: 100g dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids) broken up into pieces 300ml double cream 50g caster sugar 1 large egg white chocolate shavings. use: 4oz bar of high-quality dark chocolate (I used Ghiradelli). You'll use 7 of the 8 squares. and the 8th square you can shave for garnish (or munch on to keep your cravings at a minimum while whipping this up) 10oz heavy whipping cream (I was lucky enough to find a very charming British grocery in SF where we had a ball of a time picking up yummy snacks and double cream!) http://www. I'm sure that after a couple stabs at this recipe. subscribe to me! License: Attribution Non-commercial Share Alike (by-nc-sa) Intro: 4-minute Chocolate Mousse This incredibly decadent. Keep the ingredients on hand! YOU'LL ALWAYS BE FOUR MINUTES or so FROM ABSOLUTE DECADENCE!! step 1: Ingredients Here's the recipe in its original British. WARNING: THE FOLLOWING RECIPE IS EXTREMELY ADDICTIVE "But Scooch.instructables. You have to try this! It's worth every single minute of effort. etc." you say. This is going to be a new staple in our household.Author: scoochmaroo Author: scoochmaroo My blog Editor of the Food and Living channels. Brits. I really wouldn't be the best judge of the passage of time here. to garnish 2 tbsp Amaretto or other liqueur (optional) Yanks. I thought so too.

Caster sugar is just really fine sugar. DO NOT USE POWDERED SUGAR 1 large egg white chocolate shavings. or are concerned about having an egg white in the recipe.com/id/4-minute-Chocolate-Mousse/ .) In a large bowl.1/4 cup extra-fine granulated sugar (not powdered sugar!). to garnish 2 tbsp Amaretto or other liqueur (optional) Tools Hand-held electric mixer Bowl inside another bowl filled with ice water Scale to measure ingredients (opt) UPDATE As suggested by many a viewer.instructables. Thanks. combine meringue powder. Makes the the equivalent of one egg white. Meringue powder can be used to replace egg whites in your recipe if egg white is beaten with sugar before adding to ingredients.) Gradually add the rest of sugar and continue whipping at high speed for 5 minutes until meringue is stiff and dry. Just a note: Chefs say that using a copper bowl to beat egg whites will make them higher and lighter. Holly! http://www. if you are not able to acquire pasteurized eggs. (A stand mixer makes this whole process much easier. Use according to your recipe. Whip at high speed for 5 minutes. water and 1/4 cup minus 1 teaspoon of the sugar. or just grind up regular granulated sugar in a food processor or coffee grinder. try substituting in meringue powder! From user HollyMeeker: 2 teaspoons Wilton Meringue Powder 2 tablespoons cold water 1/4 cup super fine sugar (Use the recipe's suggestion to make the granulated sugar fine.

instructables. stir in chocolate pieces until smooth http://www. Pour the mixture into a bowl set over a large bowl of iced water and add the rest of the cream and Amaretto. In a small saucepan. Angry Chef recommends this step before the next.com/id/4-minute-Chocolate-Mousse/ . Cream just begins to boil Image Notes 1. Image Notes 1. Using a hand-held electric whisk. but I prefer them in reverse order. Break the chocolate into small pieces and set aside. add the chocolate pieces and stir until the chocolate has melted and the mixture is smooth. beat the mixture to soft peaks.weight is always a more accurate way to measure than volume step 2: Cream + Chocolate It's difficult to chronicle the order of events. if using. heat half of the cream until it begins to boil Note: this happens faster if you preheat the saucepan before adding the cream Turn off the heat. I'll let you make up your own mind about it. measuring sugar .Image Notes 1. Remove the bowl from the iced water.

mix in remaining cream Image Notes 1. pour over ice water to stop the cooking Image Notes 1. and continue whisking to a soft meringue. Add the sugar.com/id/4-minute-Chocolate-Mousse/ .instructables. http://www. beautiful soft peaks step 3: Egg white + Sugar Separate egg white into a bowl Whisk the egg white with a hand-held electric beater until stiff peak. a tablespoon at a time.Image Notes 1.

allowing the white to flow into the bowl below Image Notes 1.com/id/4-minute-Chocolate-Mousse/ .Image Notes 1.instructables. beat on HIGH Image Notes 1. stiff peaks Image Notes 1. remove egg yolk from white by pouring egg back and forth between shell halves. add sugar a bit at a time http://www.

once you try this. then spoon or pipe into chilled serving glasses.instructables. maybe cut yourself a break and allow at least 10! This is even better after chilling! NOM http://www. you'll be more than willing to Try. Try Again!). Top with chocolate shavings or cookies or mint sprigs! Try not to eat the whole thing at once or you may require a trip to hospital With enough practice (and believe me. But for the first time.com/id/4-minute-Chocolate-Mousse/ . I'm sure you can pare this process down to four minutes.Image Notes 1. meringuey! step 4: Fold together and Devour Carefully fold the meringue through the chocolate mixture.

assuming that my friends don't drop dead of a heart attack after eating this for dessert tonight. 8:18 AM REPLY Smoochmaroo. After I got the mousse made I pulled out my fancy cake decorating gun so that the heat from my hands wouldn't melt the cream in a pastry bag. I've come to realize that I should have allowed the mousse to chill overnight and then piped the dessert into the glasses so that it would have held the piping shape better. I had thought about using milk chocolate.com/id/4-minute-Chocolate-Mousse/ . Maybe I shouldn't start on high speed. http://www. Since I'm going to a friend's house and I don't know how many extra kids there will be I doubled the recipe. but it would never have had the fantastic flavor that dark chocolate gives this dessert. Many lessons were learned making this for the first time. Each serving is just under 4 ounces and I ended up with 10 & 1/2 glasses. 2009. I piped the dessert into plastic wine glasses.instructables. I'm including some photos since I know you'll want to see what my efforts looked like. The mousse splattered everywhere as I mixed it until it started to thicken.Related Instructables Chocolate Mousse by Whaleman Harvest Pi by supersoftdrink Chocolate Covered Squid Valentine's Day Candy From the Sea by noahw Home Made Chocolate and Fruit Plate by reconscious Chocolate Chip Stookies or Bissticks by jonnybo111 How to Make Coffee Flavored Chocolate by PyromaniacDaniel Advertisements Comments 50 comments Add Comment view all 192 comments HollyHarken says: Aug 1. As I was stirring the chocolate into the hot cream I realized that this would make a great ice cream base. Live and learn. The next time I make it I will put the cream in a much deeper bowl. I will make it again that is for certain. If I have any leftover I'm going to try freezing it to see if I can make a mousse ice cream. I see that I should have put a small cookie in the bottom of the glass to keep the mousse from sinking into the stem. I was smart enough to put the ice bowl in the sink so that I wouldn't have to deal with water spilling everywhere. Just add in the sugar and some vanilla to the cream instead of the egg whites and put into an icecream maker after you've cooled the cream in the ice water bath. I can think of so many different flavorings to add. OMG this is a killer dessert! I made it last night after emailing you to ask how much it makes.

11:05 AM REPLY yeah. if I could only find tomato paste in a tube.... I can even find it here where I can'f find very many other less common things. I'm wondering. maurice1993 says: Jul 16. I'll let you know =] HazelPethig says: Jun 30. 1:01 PM REPLY Pasturized egg whites can be purchase in the US in cartons in the egg section. 2009. So. but my 'ice cream' was ruined. 8:49 PM REPLY hey... 4:55 PM REPLY brooklynlord says: I don't think so. the anoyng creme de leite.com/id/4-minute-Chocolate-Mousse/ . In the States.... what? scoochmaroo says: Jul 16. looks pretty fabulous. or its internal gymnastics for a few days http://www.. Jun 23. 2010.. 2010. at portuguese.. scoochmaroo says: Great tip! I didn't know that. I can also find non-pasturized egg whites in a carton. 2010. 2010. this was my first though.instructables.. 2010.not only I discovered a cake cover. just a little funky doubt I have. 11:48 PM REPLY Yup.. double creams means. Now.. great for meringues and other recipes that call for raw egg whites brooklynlord says: Why can't you use powdered sugar? Feb 27. :D Do you have to use dark chocolate? Feb 13. (some. and the dictionaire from google translator said double cream is something like the anoyng thing that spots at top from milk when you let them boil. not much to complain about tough.. since english isn't my fist language. be sure to read the carton. 7:15 PM REPLY In Canada you can buy cartons of pasteurized egg white in 250 ml containers. 2009. 4:16 PM REPLY Darcy777 says: FYI to anyone who hasn't noticed this yet. though: Should I make an advance appointment with the hospital emergency room? :?) marinekid says: Nov 25.. 11:08 AM REPLY Oh Holly! Thank you so much for the time you took to document your efforts.. hehehe so. but I'll try it out the same way when I can find some time. 2010. 2010. Iuse these to make meringue. would fruit work to? Sep 7. 2009.scoochmaroo says: Aug 1. Your desserts look amazing! Let me know how further adventures go! Meesy7 says: Instead of chocolate. 9:04 AM REPLY At Liberty says: I'm guessing it's b/c powdered sugar has cornstarch in it. we can substitute heavy whipping cream. the cake was amazing with that cover. 4:53 AM REPLY Tori^sStory says: I've never made mousse before. Feb 27. 2:07 PM REPLY maurice1993 says: Jul 15.. 2010. like my dad like this thing. surprise . 8:54 AM REPLY Ooh. Feb 25. Where do you live? Perhaps we could trade your pastuerized egg whites for my tomato paste in a tube! Feb 25. but I do not) is that right? cause I tried out some ice cream recipe that needed double cream and. 12:36 AM REPLY why. 2010. I know your trials will be helpful to everyone who tried this recipe. good question. 3:06 PM REPLY ander says: Jul 21. 2010.. it's just chocolate mousse. but using that might get it super-sweet. Your not like me and lactose intolerant are you? I have to take various pills and medications before consumption of any lactose-containing product.. but after seeing how easy this is. Double cream is just a heavy (very heavy) cream.. if it works. Maybe something like creme de leite would work. 2010.

7:24 PM REPLY porcupinemamma says: Thanks :0). 5:52 PM REPLY http://www. 2010.. 8:24 PM REPLY komecake says: Mmmm. 2010.. 2010. it's amazingly easy and probably just as addictive (and just as fattening!). we usually use almond milk but coconut cream. but i don't think it's any worse than full-fat cream and eggs. (might be worth a try though. I had an open box of coconut cream in my fridge and a pan of melted chocolate on the stove one day and thought. if you're also looking for a lower fat version. 2:05 PM REPLY Romado12187 says: This would be good with Cocoa Krispies sprinkled on top Jan 20.) it's hugely fattening and decadent.com/id/4-minute-Chocolate-Mousse/ .. pour it into cups and then cool in the fridge. dairy-free alternative though. but can anyone tell me if they taste like eggs from hens? bluesquirrel says: I've never been able to find a difference personally. duck babies. 2010. but you might need to tinker. whip it up. I've heard duck eggs are quite big. coconut cream rocks! (Just make sure you use coconut cream. and would taste/feel totally different if made with coconut. 12:23 AM REPLY glad to help! just to clarify. 2009. It's a great treat for a vegan. Silly off-topic question.. 2010.prickly vegan says: Feb 2. 2009.. 2010. you might want to try coconut cream. Thats great though thanks. now I can make some for the whole family! prickly vegan says: Feb 5. it looks delicious. The flavor mixes well with chocolate. the best thing I've eaten in a while Feb 13. 3:48 PM REPLY mmmmgghhmmmgmgmhhhmm. 7:45 PM REPLY Jyssa says: Feb 5. 2010. 8:45 AM REPLY if you're lactose intolerant. not milk. but just as tasty for dairy lovers! Mehehehful says: Gotcha. 2010. 'what if?' i think i mixed them at about a 1:1 ratio. i'm not trying to 'de-dairify' this lovely mousse recipe. plus. could be good!) If you need an egg-free. mmm that sound REALLY good. and most won't even guess it's tofu! Mehehehful says: Feb 4. Dec 23. 7:59 PM REPLY I was thinking of using this to fill the layers of a chocolate birthday cake next week. 3:52 PM REPLY mdeblasi1 says: Jan 13. and we used to raise both ducks and chickens. Just slowly add the cold coconut cream to the slightly cooled (warm) melted chocolate. 2010. 6:16 PM REPLY I'm guessing your a vegan? Thats great advice.instructables.. porcupinemamma says: Dec 17. my mouth is watering at the thought of this stuff. and the texture is dense and smooth (more like a thick pudding than a mousse). Love it! Feb 14. you can do the same with pureed silken (japanese) tofu. It would be fun to do a blind taste test with my kids :0) Jan 9. like Amaretto or rum.. maybe some brandied ganash (sp?) on top. 2:05 AM REPLY Looks deeeeeeeeelicious. 11:40 AM REPLY Zaphod Beeblebrox says: there is a guy at our starbucks who looks EXACTLY like gordon ramsey!!!!!!! Jan 19. 2010. no cholesterol or tummy-upsetting lactose. 2010. my brother's a strict vegan and halve of my family is lactose intolerant.going to go make additioins to my shopping list now! This sounds SO yumptious :) guillotine says: i had a hard time beatting the mixture what might i of done rong Jan 20.. Jan 9. Add some alcohol to it. with a bit of added sugar. 10:15 AM REPLY goeon says: Delicious . I got some yesterday at whole foods. 2010. or espresso.

2009. Was actually going to look for a mousse recipe too. but when you did.com/id/4-minute-Chocolate-Mousse/ . 2009.) deaddude says: Hello scoochmaroko. 2009. depending on your serving size! Dec 23. And once it was finished and chilled. 10:13 AM REPLY Sabata says: Dec 20. 2009. simplest gluten free pie crust is "graham cracker" style crust made with Health Valley Rice Bran Crackers. 2009. Awesome. so it doesn't work the same as 'crushed' regular sugar. 10:10 AM REPLY couldn't you theoretically use powdered sugar but use less of it? after all it's just granulated sugar turned to dust. mivox says: Powdered sugar has cornstarch added to it. Jesse JJVOgre says: griesegal says: Dec 20. 2009.wheat and pretty much evry thing else and hes a vegetarian. just to be safe. 6:14 PM REPLY scoochmaroo says: AHAHAHAhaha. 9:10 PM REPLY Scooch. Jul 22. Good luck! And good luck with the ensuing sugar rush . you fueled curiosity. I'll put it back in. depending on the age of the children. this stuff is great! Jul 22. then when I got the email this morning it was already there waiting for me which is even more key to be honest. 2009.DrWeird117 says: Using powdered sugar just turned it into glop. 4:37 PM REPLY scoochmaroo says: Jul 22. maybe measure the appropriate amount of castor sugar. Not bad for a slingshot. http://www. 6:14 AM REPLY Will definitely give this a go! Probably make a gluten free pie crust and have a mascarpone topping or some other whipped topping over the mousse. Nov 22. 8:53 PM REPLY DrWeird117 says: You did mention it. 5 stars. everything in this is fine for him. blend to a powder and measure again so you know how much to use the next (innevitable) time you make it. 2009. Jul 22. However. Peace. 2009. 2009. 9:47 PM REPLY pieman12 says: Dec 24. 11:04 AM REPLY is this glueten free? i want to give this to my class but one kid is alergect to gliten. This recipe has no gluten in it.. you may want to give the meringue powder a try in lieu of the eggs. so thanks again. would he be able to have it? scoochmaroo says: Dec 24. As long as he's not vegan. Jan 1. I thinks experimentation is in order. 5:06 PM REPLY Yeah! You can't use powdered sugar! (sorry. But seriously.) sir_h_c says: Dec 15. 4:15 PM REPLY The fastest. 12:56 AM REPLY scoochmaroo says: 4-6. Just wondering for one recipe how many peeps does it serve peace out keep rockin Deaddude Dec 23. this stuff rocks da house! It took longer than 4 minutes to make. 2009. I usually crush about half a package with 1/4 cup sugar and 1/4 cup melted butter. though. 2010.. she would have eaten the whole batch if I'd let her. I'm so glad you both tried it and posted your results. 12:46 PM REPLY I too have a gluten allergy! What a bummer. thanks . but I had a young'un "helping" me. LOL. but looks like I edited it out when I split the Brit/Yank versions).instructables. thought I mentioned that. 2009.

3:42 PM REPLY SeaLion says: Dec 4.. note if you want to healthy it up. this recipe needs all the help possible in the healthy department!) 6 talbe spoons butter 6 tbsp shortening 1 tsp powdered milk 1 tsp xanthan gum or guar gum 1 tsp salt.com by Belinda Meeker. Sorry once again about the delay on this. I mean that. Just one question. salt in a bowl. but my emails are now down under 100! This was a recipe that I got from celiac.. Do yourself a favour and grab some Heavy Cream for this one.. 11:27 AM REPLY JJVOgre says: Hey. 2009. If you want a crust w/ a darker color use a little egg wash on the crust itself (I do). 2009.. until the crust has changed color. Thanks! Dec 2. if desired 1/3 cup cold water Sift both flours.that first photo of yours looks like the mousse is mixed in with chocolate cake pieces. Thelonelysandwitch says: nice thanks. 2009. will light cream work cuz that is all i have at the moment? skinnyboy says: Dec 9. It is good! Now I must get back to being productive! Peace. 2009. 2010. gum.scoochmaroo says: Share your gluten free crust recipe!! Nov 23.. 4:22 PM REPLY Scooch. it's been insane! Anyways. Jan 20. 12:48 PM REPLY Sorry I didn't get back to this earlier.how many does your recipe serve? I'm planning to make it for my friend's pre-Christmas gathering party. 2009. I think he's universally hated over here.. 5:55 PM REPLY Light Cream can work. Heliosphan says: Dec 2.. milk. Thanks for revealing something of his (and yours) worth knowing about without having to hear him talk. add butter and shortening using a pastry cutter or two knives until cut well then add water and knead until it is the consistancy that is a bit soft but not too stiff. 2:45 PM REPLY Your a genious i love chocolate mousse. One question ..instructables.. Make two equal sized balls and place each between waxed paper and roll to fit a nine inch glass pie dish. but it takes a lot longer to whip it to any kind of peaks. Jesse Thelonelysandwitch says: Dec 7. use brown rice flour. Dec 11. the crust recipe: two cups GF flour (1rice/1 tapioca. This recipe is extremly easy and simple.. I'm in the UK but I make a point of avoiding everything that bully of a cook manages to get shown on TV. 1:43 PM REPLY A lot of people probably have asked you this but. 9:20 PM REPLY view all 192 comments http://www. kind of like Simon Cowell. Is it or is that just how the texture made it look? Thanks! Stu scoochmaroo says: It's not! It's just the mousse topped with shaved chocolate. if you only knew how busy I have been as of the past couple of months. It's got a fairly dense texture to it. 2009. I wouldn't like to think how it would affect the consistency of this. 2009. that does look fantastic! I may have a go myself. it's been in my box for so long.com/id/4-minute-Chocolate-Mousse/ . Fill w/ filling and bake 350 for 45-50 minutes. kind of like a Sundae.

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