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How to make Eggless Chocolate Mousse

By Debjani Chatterjee
October 28, 2015 17:09 IST
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Presenting Debjani's Eggless Chocolate and Pistachio Mousse recipe:

Eggless Chocolate and Pistachio Mousse

Ingredients

  • 500 ml whipping cream (I used whipping cream with added sugar)
  • 100g semi-sweet chocolate
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 20 to 25 pistachios
  • 1 tbsp chocolate chips (to garnish)

Method

  • Chop pistachios using a sharp knife.
  • Melt take semisweet chocolate and butter in a double boiler over simmering water. (Boil 2 cups of water. Lower flame and place bowl with chocolate and butter over the simmering water). It took me around a minute and half to melt the chocolate in double boiler.
  • You can also microwave the chocolate butter mix for 40 seconds in high speed to melt the chocolate.
  • Refrigerate the bowl to be used for whipping the cream and the whipping attachment for 2-3 hours before making the frosting.
  • Whipping cream also needs to be refrigerated. I kept it in the freezer overnight.
  • Take the cream in the cold bowl and using the whipping attachment of the blender start blending on medium speed for 2 minutes and then on high speed for one more minute.
  • Add melting chocolate and two-third of the chopped pistachios to the whipping cream and blend for another 30 seconds in medium speed.
  • The mousse should have a thick consistency; you should be able to turn the bowl upside down without the mousse falling out. In case it is not thick enough blend it for 20 seconds more.
  • Refrigerate for 30 minutes before serving.
  • Garnish with chocolate chips and chopped pistachios.

Note

I used whipping cream with added sugar hence did not add extra sugar. If you are using plain whipping cream add sugar as per taste.

Photograph: kitchenofdebjani.com

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