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Almond Mousse Au Chocolate

Type: Nuts
Courses: Dessert
Serves: 6 people

Recipe Ingredients

1 packet  Unsweetened gelatin powder
1/4 cup 59mlCold water
2   Unsweetened baking chocolate squares
1   Semisweet chocolate square
1/2 cup 118mlMilk
1/2 cup 99g / 3.5ozSugar
1 pint  Heavy cream
1/4 teaspoon 1.3mlAlmond extract
1/2 cup 46g / 1.6ozBlanched almonds - toasted and chopped

Recipe Instructions

Soften gelatin in water. Melt chocolate in milk over boiling water. Add sugar and stir until it dissolves completely. Let it cool. Whip cream until it stands in soft peaks.

Stir almond extract and chopped almonds into cooled chocolate. Fold 1/3 of the whipped cream into chocolate mixture. Then fold in remaining cream.  Pour into an attractive serving bowl and let set in refrigerator, covered with plastic wrap, for at least 2 hours or overnight.

Decorate with whipped cream, candied violets, grated sweet chocolate or toasted almonds before serving.

Cooking Light, May/June 1993, page 104


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