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Old 01-01-2015, 02:54 PM   #1
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I've been trying several chocolate mousse recipes with good results but far from perfect.

My first attempt was this famous recipe by the lovely and talented Nigella Lawson:

Basically she uses mini marshmallows instead of eggs.

My verdict? I loved the consistency of the melted marshmallows but the final result was far too sweet for me. I tried again, added schnaps, lemon juice and a pinch of salt but it was still too sweet!

I tried another recipe, this time with eggs and using my Thermomix TM31:

The Thermomix is wonderful because you can control the temperature with surgical precision. It worked better than Nigella's recipe but it was not perfect:

a) The flavour was much better but still a bit too sweet, I think I'll use bitter chocolate instead.

b) And the big problem: the consistency was great but there were some chocolate lumps or chunks. I'm sure these were not cooked yolks because the temperature was exactly 90ºC and I added butter first. I'm guessing that I didn't fold the battered whites and the chocolate properly, is this correct?

And another question: should I add schnaps or rum before or after the egg yolks?

Thanks in advance guys!

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