I like chocolate.
However I need my chocolate to be part of something bigger.
It can be the star of the show. Definitely.
But there needs to be a show. (No matter how small!)
I prefer it’s sweetness be offset with the tartness of fruit. Strawberries. Raspberries. Pineapple.
It’s texture elevated with the addition of nuts, coconut, honeycomb, popcorn.
I’ve come to believe my chocolate preferences are an extension of my personality.
The part of me that gets bored quickly.
The part that says too much of anything (even if it’s good), can become dull and monotonous.
My husband and daughter do not share my opinion.
To be honest they passionately disagree with me.
So for them, this dessert was perfect.
They thoroughly enjoyed it.
I on the other hand struggled.
I followed Dorie’s recipe and then promptly threw it out.
I did not like it! Actually none of us did.
I turned to my collection of cookbooks and searched the internet to see what I was doing wrong and how I could improve the flavour.
I noticed a few of the recipes had butter added to the melting chocolate and cream mixed into the final product.
I ended up following Dorie’s recipe and then adding the extra’s from Donna Hay’s recipe I found here.
My hybrid mousse was much nicer.
And the raspberries took the taste to another level.
I’m looking forward to reading what the rest of the French Fridays with Dorie group thought of this one!