Rich, decadent, delicious fluffy Chocolate Hazelnut Mousse (mousse au chocolat). The perfect dessert for an elegant party or simply just because … chocolate!
Good morning, and Happy National Chocolate Mousse day! Are you ready to celebrate? I know I am!
In honor of the holiday, and of course the fact that today is letter C in the A-Z Blogging Challenge, I am going with Chocolate. Chocolate Hazelnut Mousse to be exact. And ohhhhh em gee…. it’s simply decadent and rich and perfect.
I’ve made chocolate mousse several times, and it’s not one of those things you can just whip up without measuring because you really want it to turn out perfect. And this recipe makes it turn out perfect every time.
So before I jumped into making it for the blog, I googled a few recipes to make sure that what I had written on my index card was accurate. For the most part, the recipe I had, matched several online. I found several instances of mostly the same recipe.
That happens a lot, but just because you find the same recipe doesn’t mean it comes out perfect or there aren’t variables that need to be watched.
But still I happened upon several that matched my recipe…
However, there was one in particular that my recipe matched exactly, but with one optional ingredient.
Can someone explain to me what they meant to type there? I mean what could that have possibly been a typo or auto-correct for. I do not have that ingredient on mine. At all.
For hours we laughed about that. As I was nearing the completion of our mousse, one of my funny daughter’s walked into the kitchen carrying the dog and asked if I was ready for her yet. LOL (I love my sick, weird, nutty family)
We will laugh about this for a long time.
Anyway, on to the GOOD recipe… you know, the one without optional dog.
Chocolate Hazelnut Mousse (mousse au chocolat)
If you’re interested in a deeper Hazelnut flavor, as the flavor with the coffee is very mild, feel free to add a 1/4 tsp. of Hazelnut extract to the recipe – if you want to do this, add it after you have added the sugar and mixed to the egg whites. Then add the extract.
Check out my other recipes posted for the A-Z Challenge:
K – Key Lime Cookies
L – Lemon Donuts
N – Italian Nachos
How do you make Chocolate Hazelnut Mousse?