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Monday, August 22, 2011

Guest Post : : Alexis of North on Harper

Hey guys! I am Alexis Grace from North On Harper. I was super excited to write this guest post for Steph, because The Loudmouth Lifestyle is kind of like a second home. Seriously, I feel like the annoying neighbor kid who never goes home. I am pretty sure Steph only asked me to write this guest post, because she was worried I would tp her home if I didn’t…. but I digress. You don’t care about my virtual blogging neighborhood-- you care about chocolate! And Steph cares about coffee (a lot). So I am sharing my recipe for Coffee Chocolate Mousse with all of you!

Now this recipe is not only delicious tasting and impressive looking, but it is also ridiculously easy to make. So easy, I made it twice in one week (don’t judge me, I had dinner guests and then I wanted to write this post... it was completely reasonable!).

Here’s how you do it:



Ingredients (makes 2-4 servings, depending on your self-control)-

½ Cup Semisweet Chocolate Chips
2 Egg Yolks
1 TBsp Ground Coffee (you pick the intensity)
3 TBsp Granulated Sugar
1 Cup Heavy Cream
Optional: Shaved Chocolate or Toffee bits (I used shaved chocolate here, because I couldn’t find Toffee, but Toffee is pretty amazing on this…)

Directions-



1) In a double boiler melt the chocolate chips. (To make a double boiler set a medium sized glass bowl over a pot filled 25% with water. Put the chocolate chips in the glass bowl and bring to med/high heat.) When fully melted set bowl to the side to cool.



2) In a separate saucepan, combine: ¼ cup of cream, 2 egg yolks, 2 TBsp sugar and 1 TBsp coffee. Slowly heat over medium. Do not boil, but heat until the mixture coats the back of a spoon.

3) Using a sieve (so to separate the coffee grounds) add the egg/coffee/cream mixture to the melted chocolate and combine.

4) Put the mixture in the fridge for 30 minutes. (I recommend doing sit-ups during this interval--- it means less guilt later)

5) Pull the mixture out of the fridge and set it on the counter. Then, using an electric mixer, whip remaining cream and sugar. You want to create medium peaks.



6) Fold the whipped cream into the chocolate mix. Make sure it is well combined.

7) At this point you want to portion out your servings. I like to use a coffee cup for serving, because it is clever and cute. (I am all about the visual!) Add the shaved chocolate or toffee to the top. Return to fridge until 10 minutes before you are ready to devour.



ENJOY!!!!!!

4 comments:

  1. That looks so delicious and easy too! Love recipes like this.

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  2. Great recipe. I was just about to make mousse for the first time. I'll be sure to use this recipe.

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  3. THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME!!!!!!!! (yes, I am shouting!)

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