Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Hello lover...

I adore discovering new products at the grocery store. You would expect things like computers, cellphones, and other techie things to get more advanced with time, but food? Food just seems like it would be one of those things that "it is what it is". But if you think about the availability and selection of products in our grocery stores now compared to our grandparent's generation- that is definitely not the case.

I mean, really, who would have thought that you would one day be able to buy ready-to-go cheesecake filling in a tub at the grocery store? Which, I'm sorry, but that whole thing just seems kind of gross to me. And you KNOW there are people out there that buy that sh*t and just eat it out of the tub. I suppose I shouldn't be talking since I will slather nutella on ANYTHING, but I digress....

Anyways, lookie what I found on my most recent trip to the grocery store:
Why didn't they think of this sooner?!

I'm so excited. I haven't tried it yet, but will be sure to report back when I do. I'm a huge chocolate mousse fan, which is probably genetic since my mom spent an entire day in the 80's filling every empty container in the kitchen with chocolate mousse when she was attempting to replicate her favorite version of the dessert from a restaurant called Andrew's (which sadly isn't around anymore, but for you Dallasites, it used to be where the Breadwinners on McKinney now sits). I mean, she made batches and batches of this stuff trying to get it to come out just like Andrews'. She filled bowls, tupperware containers, cups, probably even our dog's food bowl.

I have actually never made the real stuff, because I found a "cheater" version from Nigella Lawson that is so good that I've never really felt the need to delve further into exploring the recipes that require you to temper and whip eggs. (Nigella's version = no tempering of any kind) My girlfriends get very excited when I bust this one out after cooking dinner for them. My favorite way to serve it is in a martini glass with white chocolate shaved on top because I'm sassy like that.

Enjoy!

Nigella Lawson's Instant Chocolate Mousse
  • 3 cups mini marshmallows
  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 9 ounces best quality semisweet chocolate, chopped into small pieces
  • 1/4 cup hot water from a recently boiled kettle
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Put the marshmallows, butter, chocolate and water in a heavy-based saucepan.
  2. Put the saucepan on the stove, over heat, though keep it fairly gentle, to melt, stirring every now and again. Remove from the heat.
  3. Meanwhile whip the cream with the vanilla until thick and then fold into the cooling chocolate mixture until you have a smooth, cohesive mixture.
  4. Pour or scrape into 4 or 6 glasses or small dishes and chill until you want to eat. The sooner the better!

1 comment:

Redbabe said...

Moose.. u better hear that. WordS can get rather long and lengthy. We definately dun wanna get there. *woof*

I just stumbled upon your blog and I love it. Keep it up :)

Btw, my two furkids, didnt even get near our tree. Lols... probably cause it was too ugly and they dont want to be seen anywhere near it... hahaha...