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|Steve2 in LA||
This is a chocolate mousse pie cream that's light yet sturdy. Uses only chocolate, cream and sugar.
Joined: Feb 7, 2006
Posted to Thread #16546 at 5:08 am on Oct 21, 2009
(edited, with apologies, on 6/16/2012)
Chocolate Mousse Pie
21 CHOCOLATE SANDWICH COOKIES (such as “OREOS”)
1/2 stick UNSALTED BUTTER, cut into pieces, room temp.
12 ounces SEMI-SWEET CHOCOLATE, finely chopped
1 tsp VANILLA EXTRACT
3-3/4 cups chilled WHIPPING CREAM
1/4 cup SUGAR
For crust: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter 9-inch diameter springform pan with 2-3/4 inch-high sides. Finely grind cookies in processor. Add butter and process until mixture is evenly moistened. Press crumb mixture onto bottom and up sides of prepared pan to form thin crust. Bake crust 5 minutes, transfer to rack and cool completely.
For mousse: Combine chocolate and vanilla in processor. Bring 1 cup of the cream to a boil in a heavy small saucepan. With processor running, gradually pour hot cream through feed tube and process until chocolate is melted and smooth. Transfer mixture to large bowl and cool to room temperature, stirring occasionally. Beat sugar and 2 cups of well chilled cream to stiff peaks in a large bowl. Fold into chocolate mixture. Pour mousse into prepared crust. Chill until set, about 6 hours. (Can be prepared 1 day ahead)
Beat remaining 3/4 cup cream in bowl to firm peaks. Spread over top of mousse and garnish with chocolate shavings.
Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.
Other messages in this thread:
- 16546. SUGGESTIONS WANTED: I made this a couple of years ago and it was very good , BUT... [LINK] - Luisa_Calif - 8:16pm on 10/20/09 (24)
- How about a whipped chocolate ganache? Not sure how the texture compares to mousse, since I've - Meryl - 9:32pm on 10/20/09
- Here's a photo of whipped ganache piped as rosettes: [NT] [LINK] [IMAGE] - Meryl - 1:27am on 10/21/09
- Chocolate pastry cream? From Francois Payard's Chocolate Epiphany - MarilynFL - 12:53am on 10/21/09
- Great idea, M! [NT] - Meryl - 1:21am on 10/21/09
- Do you have an idea of the firmness compared to a mousse? [NT] - Luisa_Calif - 1:22am on 10/21/09
- (Luisa, see above for photo of whipped ganache) [NT] - Meryl - 1:28am on 10/21/09
- Here's another photo of cupcakes with whipped chocolate ganache frosting [NT] [LINK] [IMAGE] - Meryl - 1:35am on 10/21/09
- Thanks for the photos. I like the darker one but I'm thinking if they are using it for a frosting> - Luisa_Calif - 1:46am on 10/21/09
- No, it's only as sweet as you want it - it's simply a chocolate ganache that's whipped, ie, dark - Meryl - 1:57am on 10/21/09
- Ooh - I found a photo of Alice Medrich's Whipped ganache - it's the filling in this dacquoise [NT] [LINK] [IMAGE] - Meryl - 2:03am on 10/21/09
- (Scroll down if looking on the blog). [NT] - Meryl - 2:04am on 10/21/09
- Thanks for all the info. I especially liked the make-ahead part. I gave my "Bittersweet " book away [NT] - Luisa_Calif - 3:04am on 10/21/09
- Luisa - CORRECTION ALERT! I just looked at my book and saw there are a few errors in the posted [LINK] - Meryl - 4:03am on 10/21/09
- Hard to find good photos of chocolate pastry cream, but here are two: [NT] - Meryl - 1:43am on 10/21/09
- Chocolate Eclairs - Pierre Herme [NT] [LINK] [IMAGE] - Meryl - 1:43am on 10/21/09
- These two seem more like the thing, a filling not a frosting. Have you made either? [NT] - Luisa_Calif - 1:47am on 10/21/09
- No, haven't tried these. Since Marilyn was the one to mention chocolate pastry cream, maybe she has - Meryl - 1:59am on 10/21/09
- Oh.... Marrrrilynnnnnn.......... [NT] - Meryl - 2:12am on 10/21/09
- Duh - sorry about that - I just noticed you indeed posted a recipe above! [NT] - Meryl - 2:13am on 10/21/09
- No, I haven't tried this. The library got it new, checked it out, and sent it home with Lar for me! - MarilynFL - 11:36am on 10/21/09
- Chocoalte Eclairs [NT] [LINK] [IMAGE] - Meryl - 1:44am on 10/21/09
- This is a chocolate mousse pie cream that's light yet sturdy. Uses only chocolate, cream and sugar. - Steve2 in LA - 5:08am on 10/21/09
- Thanks, Steve. This sounds like what my husband would like! (Oreos!) [NT] - Luisa_Calif - 4:01pm on 10/21/09
- Luisa, I've also used it as a base for a tart topped with fresh raspberries. Defintely "fit t'eat!' [NT] - Steve2 in LA - 8:42pm on 10/21/09