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In black and white

When I’ve started “flagrante delícia” I had no idea about all this things worked and I didn’t realize immediately the extreme importance of pictures in a world where we also “eat with the eyes”.

Later I was forced to do some work on my blog and some of the first posts were left in “stand-by” waiting for the light that could make them live again.

So I go back to flagrantedelicia’s first recipe and recover the black and white film from my premiere:
- Lights, camera, action!… here we go for the mousse remake!

Dark chocolate mousse

Serves 4:

170 g. 70% dark chocolate ( Valrhona, Green & Black’s, Lindt…)
80 ml cream
1 egg yolk
4 egg whites
20 g. de caster sugar

Melt the chocolate in a bain-marie.
Bring the cream to boil and set aside.
Remove chocolate from the bain-marie and add the cream stirring constantly until smooth.
Fold in the egg yolk and stir.
Whisk the egg whites until firm peaks form and add the sugar slowly.
When the chocolate is at 40ºC, gently fold in 1/3 of the egg whites with a tongue.
Fold in the remaining egg whites.
Refrigerate at least for one hour.
(It’s very importante to use 70% chocolate).

White chocolate mousse

Serves 4:

67,5 ml + 500 ml cream
67,5 ml milk
25 g sugar
300 g white chocolate, finely chopped
3 egg yolks
1,5 gelatin sheets

Bring the 67,5 g. of cream to boil with milk and sugar.
Pour this mixture into the egg yolks stirring constantly.
Bring this mixture to 85ºC in a bain-marie, strirring constantly.
Let it cool down until 25ºC.
Melt the chocolate in a bain-marie.
Add the chocolate and gelatin (previously hydrated).
Stir well.
Whip the remaining cream (firm but not stiff).
Gently fold in 1/3 of the cream and then the remaining cream.

To combine together both mousses, use immediately.
Decorate with white rose’s petals and a chocolate drop.


14 Responses to “In black and white”

  1. bricole em 19 October, 2008

    These look comforting and delicious. The layers look lovely too.

  2. Natasha em 19 October, 2008

    The pictures on your blog are among some of the prettiest I’ve seen, so well done!

  3. Maryann em 19 October, 2008

    Very nice photo! :)

  4. cindy* em 19 October, 2008

    beautiful! i agree with the old standby that we eat with ours eyes first.

  5. Amanda em 19 October, 2008

    One of these days I am going to at least attempt to make mousse – I never like the idea of raw eggs… but who knows. Thank you for your comments btw :)

  6. Jen Yu em 19 October, 2008

    leonor, you have some great recipes and lovely photographs here!

  7. Alexa em 19 October, 2008

    Classy and elegant. Chocolate mousse is such a treat and paired up with this white chocolate mousse… Wow!

  8. Vera em 19 October, 2008

    Beautiful, Leonor! As always, I must add :)

  9. Clumbsy Cookie em 20 October, 2008

    Que remake delicioso! Adoro os copos também!

  10. Marianna em 20 October, 2008

    this is SO incredibly beautiful! I love the minimalist beauty here. Lovely!

  11. Aran em 20 October, 2008

    i agree. photographs are very, very important. when i started i didn’t know anything about photography but slowly it has become a passion. i’m still far from being a professional but slowly i learn more everyday. photographs are a first impression and yours are stunning!

  12. miri em 20 October, 2008

    Photos are actually the first thing that will atract people to visit your blog, out of all the millions of food blogs there on the blogosphere, so yes, it’s really important :)
    The mousse looks beautiful, I love the perfect layers!

  13. le bouton em 20 October, 2008

    where did you get those glasses? They’re gorgeous! That is one tempting dessert.

  14. Happy cook em 21 October, 2008

    Wow beautiful and delicous

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