2 ingredient chocolate mousse

2 ingredient chocolate mousse

last week we had a breakdown,
and then we had chocolate mousse.
this was a treat that dw whipped up
so quickly that he literally got a blister on his finger.
the mousse made sense,
we like our dessert after supper,
and we had the ingredients already
(all two of them)
the breakdown, though,
well,
that didn’t make sense.
we can attribute it to
wedding dementia
and other introverted stuff
that i suffer from
and the thought of
more than a handful of people at the wedding
that SET ME OFF

i’m not proud of my behavior
i can be such a petulant asshole sometimes
brusque
dismissive
unreasonable
you know, all that stuff

like a trooper dw not only
gave me space for 24 hours
but he gave me this,
a reminder of sorts
that with just two ingredients
something wonderful can be created,
just like when two people love each other
as much as dw & i love each other
everything else is just
chump change

2 ingredient chocolate mousse

2 ingredient Chocolate Mousse
from Cafe Fernando who got the recipe from Herve This & Heston Blumenthal
*note: for the love of gawd, don’t go skimpy on the chocolate, buy the good quality kind, with a minimum of 70% cacao. regular chocolate chips won’t work, we learned that the hard way. also, use a hand mixer, you don’t want a blister on your finger. last, if you want, play with some flavorings. the latest play was 1/4 tsp of cayenne pepper added and topped with grey sea salt. divine.

265g good quality bittersweet chocolate (like scharffen berger) (minimum 70% cacao solids), hand chopped
1 cup water

important step:
fill a large mixing bowl with ice & cold water. think like you’re gonna shock-stop veggies from cooking to retain its pretty color. have a smaller mixing bowl, one that fits in this bowl, on hand as well.

in a small sauce pan, mix the chocolate + water over medium heat until well incorporated.

pour chocolate mixture into the smaller mixing bowl, place it in the bigger ice water bowl and start mixing with hand mixer, or risking blisters, by hand. the mixture will start to thicken. don’t get overzealous, apparently it will get grainy, which would then require you to re-heat the mixture and start again.

divide into 4 ramekins. best served immediately but if not, keep in fridge, well covered. take out 20 minutes prior to consumption to take the cold edge off.

serves 4, yields 4 4oz ramekins
serving size: 1 ramekin approx 4 oz: calories: 399 | total fat: 28.2g | saturated fat: 16.2g | cholesterol: 2mg | sodium: 14.4mg | total carbs: 30.4g | dietary fiber: 7.2g | sugars: 15.9g | protein: 5.2g

2 ingredient chocolate mousse

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24 thoughts on “2 ingredient chocolate mousse

  1. Take a deep breath with the knowledge that you’re marrying a man who makes you chocolate mousse when you’re cranky. I cry in front of small crowds so I totally know how you feel. Only a month to go, and then it’ll be all over. The wedding anxiety, I mean. The marriage anxiety, well, at least it won’t be in front of a crowd. 😛

  2. Wow. does that actually work? 2 ingredients? I need some now. Today I’m between grandchildren who show me no respect and a mother-in-law who is 94. ‘nuf said. Send chocolate.

  3. Is this for reals?! Water and chocolate makes mousse? I have never heard of this! I just bought a four-pound brick of 72% dark from TJs. Oh man. I’m excited. You photographed this so beautifully — like a magazine, but with way more heart.

    I’m an introvert, too. Your man is so understanding to give you that time and space. Even when I act wretchedly, Nathan is extremely patient with me and so very unconditional in how he treats me. I could not possibly be more fortunate 🙂

    1. hi Keishua, thank you and welcome!

      i think being scared and vulnerable and having such a wonderful person be compassionate and understanding about it is a great gift, top it with chocolate and it’s even better!

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    1. Hi Snehal, (i’ve emailed you directly as well, but i wanted to respond here for any readers who may have had the same question)
      thank you for your comment and question. the quick answer is: i don’t know. i’ve only ever made it with water. i’m lactose intolerant so it never occurred to me to use milk.

      if you do make this with milk, please do let me know how it turns out. i can assure you though, with water, it’s absolutely wonderful.

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