There were many things I loved about being pregnant. A growing belly, thick hair, strong nails…
Having to avoid certain foods was, however, not one of those things. Particularly when those foods include chocolate mousse – in all its raw egg glory.
When my dad was in town over the weekend, and we threw a little dinner party, I decided that I could not wait to satisfy my chocolate mousse craving any longer. So – it was a ‘baked potato’ buffet for the main course, and individual chocolate mousse cups for dessert.
Complete with chocolate swirls…
Cream and a fresh strawberry on top.
(I think they look like little lipstick covered lips!)
Frustratingly, I overheated the dark chocolate and it seized a little when I added the other ingredients. So while the texture of this mousse was not as silky and smooth as I would have liked…
The rich chocolate flavour more than made up for it.
I’m just glad I decided to serve the mousse in small glasses, as it really was very rich. Almost too rich.
As for the recipe – well that is a work in progress. I’m planning on getting it ‘just right’ – and will be sure to share it with you when I do!
I see a lot of taste testing in our near future….
What about you? Are you a fan of mousse???