Many people believe that making the perfect desserts is a time consuming process and requires skills of a professional baker or patisserie. However, you can make some wonderful desserts at home. Below is the recipe of chocolate mousse which could be easily made at home and all that you need is a food processor and a standalone beater. So what are you waiting for? Just get hold of your food processor and start making the mousse.
- 7 oz coarsely chopped bittersweet or semisweet chocolate
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract (pure)
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil (flavorless)
- 1/3 cup water or milk
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 cup heavy cream
- A pinch of sea or kosher or sea salt
- Black pepper (freshly ground)
Put chocolate in your food processor bowl and process until it is very finely ground. Take a small cup and mix oil and vanilla extract and set aside. Then take a small saucepan and add water or milk, salt, and sugar and simmer while stirring until sugar is dissolved. Immediately add it into to the best food processor through the feeding tube and let the food processor running. Process it for nearly 20 seconds till the chocolate is melted. Add the mixture of oil and vanilla extract and process again for about 10 seconds till the mixture is thoroughly blended. Take out the mixture in a large bowl and let it cool at room temperature.
Beat cream using a beater till it is very soft. Lighten the chocolate by folding one-third of the cream into it. Then fold in the rest of the cream as well until the mixture is completely blended using food processor. Immediately pour in dessert glasses and refrigerate. In order to make the smoothest mousse, stop folding as soon as the cream is mixed with the chocolate and instantly add in the glasses. The mousse can be kept in the refrigerator for up to 48 hours. Serve with a sprinkle of black pepper on top, if desired.