(anne): double mint milk chocolate mousse and gelée

yesterday, i made the double mint milk chocolate mousse and gelée from dory greenspan’s  “baking chez moi”… it was fabulous!!!

the dessert is made in individual servings, so i chose to use some vintage punch cups, which were the perfect size…

 

there are 2 main steps to this dessert… the mint gelée and the chocolate mousse.

since the gelatin powder i chose to use was slightly different than what the recipe called for, i combined the packet directions with dorie’s instructions for the gelée…

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i had to used packaged mint (i meant to grow some this summer, but i let it shrivel up and die…shame on me)…

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the gelée got poured into the cups to set…

 

the mousse started with a mint-steeped cream…

 

the chocolate got melted in a double boiler (i used dark chocolate instead of milk)…

 

and the egg white got beaten into a beautiful fluff…

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and then they were gently folded into the cream and chocolate…

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the mousse got spooned on top of the gelée, and then put in the refrigerator to set…

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aren’t they beautiful?

 

i served them with a small dollop of sour cream (i personally like wallaby’s sour cream), and a small leaf of mint…

 

they were sublime…while i loved them with regular mint, i might try peppermint next time…maybe around christmas time?

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