{recipe} : summer chocolate mousse.

Monday, 18 February 2013

I woke up this morning to the sudden realisation that summer is quickly dissipating, implicating a finite time limit to my summer-inspired blog posts that have been patiently pending. The bigger implication, however, is that I have been working as a doctor for four grand weeks now and that those tumultuous series of night shifts and erratic work hours feel like a euphoric haze of realised longstanding dreams. I'm not going to deny the fact that I return home utterly exhausted, mentally and physically, but there's a such a glorious satisfaction in knowing you've find your calling because you cannot conceive the possibility of life any other way.


Anyhow, onto more frivolous matters ... this dessert. I think chocolate is perhaps one of the less favourable dessert options during the sweltering summer days as it cloys too easily, and in my case, an inadvertent omission of mint leaves in the white chocolate mousse layer meant that the overall flavours were far too saccharine. The summer berries, however, are not only a lovely seasonal touch to an otherwise basic dessert but are also mandatory for their added acidity. 

In some ways, this dessert is deceptively simple - basically three different permutations of chocolate and cream with the dark chocolate mousse layer, white chocolate mousse layer, and the dark chocolate ganache but you do need time and patience to execute this. I am quite particular about the aesthetic element of the dessert so I was a little disappointed at the lack of congruity between the layers, but this can easily be rectified in the future with the use of a stalwart piping bag. 

I think I would still save chocolate desserts for the chiller months but this is still a worthy idea to keep in your dessert repertoire for laid-back summer soirees! 

Much love, Mandy. xx


34 comments:

  1. The chocolate mousse looks glorious mandy!

    And also, I'm glad you are finding your chosen career path rewarding :)

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  2. Your recipes, like your photos, all belong in a decadent magazine spread, this mousse just looks so luxurious. And I love how there are seperate layers of chocolate, it breaks the bitterness and sweetness so well, and figs with chocolate, what a matchmade in heaven. Oh no, do not be disappointed in your layers Mandy, if anything, you did a brilliant job at keeping them so bold and clean with your distinct layers, you'd be a robot to execute any better. I only wish I had several servings of that right now, the weather is sweltering!

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  3. Miammiiii <3
    Its look great!:D

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  4. Oh my god this Looks so yummie yummie. Can I have a little bit ;)

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  6. I LOVE this recipe!!! :)

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  7. yummy!

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  8. Yum they look so good! The fruit and flowers on the top is such a lovely touch :)

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  9. Oh wow, these look incredible! I love sweet treats so will try to give these a go x

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  10. Mandy I can not wait for summer to GTFO! LOL! I can not even imagine producing or consuming this gorgeous delight as I am pretty sure Melbourne's humidity would get her sticky hands on it first!

    Have a wonderful week,
    SDMxx
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  11. oh gosh, I would love to be your guest because I can totally imagine what would you serve :P those summery and beautiful desserts look truly spectacular and I would just love to grab one for myself right now because it would look nice next to the snowfall that is going on outside right now ;)

    Maiken,
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  14. this looks absolutely delicious!

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  17. I love how decadent this dessert looks, when in fact is relatively easy to prepare. It looks delicious and I would like to have one of these now, please?

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  18. so pretty :)
    love it :)
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  19. omg these look divine!! I'd love to have one.. or two:)

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  20. Ummmm yummy!

    Love your pictures!!

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  21. Whoa!! I'm really craving right now. Lovely photos!!!

    Glad you have found your calling. Enjoy and God bless.

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  23. Oh wow, these look amazing!

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  25. Mmmm, it looks delicious!

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  28. Oh my goodness, those look amazing!! And they have such a pretty presentation too.

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  29. it's now 3am over here and hunger suddenly came over me >__< i was thinking if i should grab sth out of my fridge or not, but then i thought "just read around blogs a little bit until u are tired, then u will simply sleep"... and then i suddenly stumbled across YOUR SUPER DELICIOUS LOOKING DESSERTS ... AAAAAAAAAAAAH >_____<'''

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