Friday, August 14, 2009

Chocolate Mousse with Raspberry Sauce

Two Words: Chocolate Mousse.

What in the world can be more of a treat, more of a chocolatey indulgence, than a traditional silky chocolate mousse? Possibly this dangerous-good-yet-simple chocolate mousse recipe with a super easy raspberry sauce.

This is the real deal. And it's certainly a wonderful treat. This chocolate mousse recipe comes form Alton Brown from the Good Eats episode The Art of Darkness and let me just say, this masterpiece of dark-chocolatey-ness is my favorite! And the best part is that it is very simple. No eggs involved. Just melted chocolate, butter, coffee and rum folded into whipped cream with a little gelatin for stability. That's it! The raspberry sauce is also dead easy and is one I created because of my deep love for the wonderful combination of chocolate and raspberry. All you do is take a bag of frozen raspberries, defrost it, add half a cup of splenda, blend, strain, and drizzle your heart out!

Some time ago on my birthday, my fiance, then boyfriend, made this exact same chocolate mousse recipe with raspberry sauce for me. Needless to say, armed with this recipe, he whisked me away :P

If you love chocolate mousse, you most definitely must try this chocolate mousse recipe. The only modification I made was that I used 60% dark chocolate chips for that really rich dark flavor, but you can use whatever you prefer. This recipe is easy, it's delicious, and with a little raspberry sauce, each bite can be elevated to somewhat of a religious experience. Trust me, once you try it, you'll be converted :)


Anonymous said...

I am already a believer! First, Alton Brown can do no wrong in my eyes (well, almost no wrong :) ), so when I was in need of a chocolate mousse recipe, his was the one I turned to. Probably because of the lack of eggs in the recipe. And, you're right, it did not disappoint. I love your addition of a raspberry sauce, as my freezer is currently full of pureed raspberry cubes, just waiting for the right recipe. My husband's birthday is coming up and your posts makes me think he deserves mousse on his big day!

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Alisa said...

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LoLy said...

WOW, Simply Amazing, Thank you for sharing :)

FAshiOnistA ErA said...

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ZeeKhana Khazana said...

I am dreaming for chocolate mousse recipe. This is quite outstanding mixture of raspberry with chocolate and I have seen it for first time. I must say as best deserts recipes and rushing to prepare it.