(anne): marquise au chocolat

a word about myself before i write the rest of this post…i am a morning person…while i do have some of my best creative ideas at night, i tend to do much better at technical things (such as following recipes), before 7pm…it just so happened that i made this dessert in the evening, which means i messed up, but the result was still delicious and completely edible!

this marquise au chocolate came from dorie greenspan’s “baking chez moi”. it is basically a frozen mousse dessert.

 

first off, i prepped my loaf pan by lining it with plastic wrap…as you can see, i didn’t feel the need to get the plastic completely smooth (remember, this was after 7pm)…

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then, i made a double boiler by putting a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water…

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this recipe used lots of butter and chocolate…

 

i put the chocolate and butter in the double boiler and stirred occasionally as it melted…

 

then, i set the chocolate aside to cool…

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while that cooled, i got the mixer out and using the whisk attachment, i creamed my eggs, sugar, salt, and cream…this was my big boo-boo… i was supposed to do the cream separately so that it would actually whip (how embarrassing…i totally understand this concept, and completely messed up!!!)

 

once this was all whipped, i added the chocolate…

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the mousse tasted amazing! it got poured into the loaf pan, wrapped in plastic wrap, and then frozen overnight…

 

i washed my dishes…

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the next day, i coaxed it out of the loaf pan, and then unwrapped it…

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it then got sliced…

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then, i ate some…

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i’m sure that this was more dense than what it was supposed to be…but it tasted fantastic! very, very chocolatey and not too sweet…i will definitely make this again…

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