Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Chocolate mousse using creme fraiche

I had bought creme fraiche (almost tastes like sour cream) to go with the banana tarte tatin, which I made - what seems like weeks ago!! But I never ended up feeling there was any need for the creme fraiche, seeing as the tarte tatin almost disappeared before my very eyes. So I was left with creme fraiche which will be going off in the next few days...and I have not had time to bake something like a tart, which would go nicely with the creme fraiche. For this reason, I looked up a quick and easy recipe, something that sounds quick, appealing AND uses up my creme fraiche...so here it is :)



  • Skill level: Super easy
  • Serves: 4 people
  • Prep time: 1 hour 15 mins (1 hour to set in the fridge)
What you will need:

1 tbsp coffee
1 tbsp hot water
115g plain chocolate
2 cups of creme fraiche (I used the 300ml pack)
5 tbsp powdered sugar

How to make:

1) Dissolve the coffee in the hot water. Then add the chocolate to this, and melt in the microwave, stirring well every 10 seconds until fully melted

2) Using an electric whisk, whip the creme fraiche, adding a tablespoon of powdered sugar at a time, checking the taste until it is sweet enough for you (I like sweet things, so I added 5 tbsp). Keep whisking until the creme fraiche becomes stiff (be patient, this could take 5 minutes of whisking)

3) Add a few tablespoons of the creme fraiche to the chocolate to equalise the temperature and mix, then add the chocolate to the creme fraiche and whip to blend together

4) Place the mixture in serving glasses, and refrigerate for at least one hour



After one hour in the fridge, will leave it over night now as too late for mousse
This is such a good recipe to make for guests - if you do not have time to spend preparing something, literally 15 mins max on prep, and leave it in the fridge till serving! It also tastes good - which of course is what one hopes when making anything! So enjoy :)

4 comments:

  1. I miss these pics :(

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    1. They are right here :) nothing to miss

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  2. Hi Nosaiba, I hope you are well. I want to make this but I'm not sure what powdered sugar is, is it icing sugar?

    Thank you,
    Anisa

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    1. Hey Anisa, powdered sugar is icing sugar. Hope you give it a go :)

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