Feb 6, 2012

An old friend

I had a simply wonderful weekend.  Made some doughnuts and also a choco mousse brownie to bring to a friend's place.  My husband requested for the mini doughnuts as I have not made them in a while.  I made a batch and kept them in the freezer.  Another favourite at home is quiche.  My girls and husband do not seem to get sick and tired of eating it!!

The silky smooth Choco Mousse Brownie has a pleasantly inviting taste, especially on a warm day.  The smoothness and coolness of the mousse just melts in your mouth..but the chocolaty taste of the brownie and mousse just lingers in your mouth a little longer...hhmmmmm...  I got this lovely recipe from Myresipi.com and it belongs to Yani.  Thanks for sharing this recipe.

Choco Mousse Brownie

45g butter
65g caster sugar
1 egg
50g plain flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tblsp cocoa powder

Chocolate Mousse
140g cooking chocolate
1 tblsp gelatin
100ml water
2 egg whites
200g whipping cream
40g caster sugar

Beat butter and sugar till light and fluffy.  Add egg and beat for another 3-4 minutes.  Sift flour, baking powder and cocoa powder.  Mix well into egg mixture.  Pour into an 18cm lined baking tin and bake at 190C for 12-15 minutes.  Once baked, leave aside to cool.

Pour 100ml water into a bowl.  Add the gelatin and leave for 5 minutes.  Melt cooking chocolate using the double-boil method.  Once the chocolate has melted, turn the fire off and put aside.  Add the gelatin into the melted chocolate.  Mix well and leave aside to cool. 
Beat egg whites until frothy and add sugar a little at a time.  Beat until firm peaks.
Whisk whipping cream till thickened in another bowl. 
Mix whipping cream into the chocolate mixture.  Mix gently.  Pour mixture into the brownie baking tin.  Put into refrigerator to chill. 
Pour a little cocoa powder on top of the mousse before serving.

On Sunday, I met up with a dear friend from secondary school.  We have not seen each other for quite a while.  Had so much to talk about and share.  All of us had a lovely time.  Gave her and her family the choco mousse brownie as I made 2 portions.  Thanks Azizah for having my family over at your place!  Overall, it was a good weekend.

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