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Oscar Nominated Chocolate Mousse

‘I want to thank everybody and anybody who ever had anything to do with the making of this mousse. And most of all, I’d like to thank my family and friends, who supported me in eating it.’ -Kinjal

If you are hosting a Oscar party this weekend, nothing says elegance and excellence like this Chocolate Mousse.

I bet most people didn’t know that the main ingredient in Chocolate Mousse (besides the chocolate of course) is raw eggs. You heard me. I’ve never made a dessert quite like this so I was a little nervous, but ultimately very happy with the final product.

Egg White and Egg Yolks - both have a part in this movie.

You want to beat the egg yolks until you can form a ribbon that takes a few seconds to dissolve.

The egg whites on the other hand need to be beaten until you reach soft peaks.

And now for my favorite ingredients: Bittersweet Chocolate (get the good kind) and butter!

Melt the chocolate until smooth.

Once the chocolate has cooled slightly, gently whisk in your egg yolks (and a little bit of whiskey!)

Next, gently fold in the egg whites. Take your time with this because you want your end product to be light and fluffy. If you fold the egg whites and chocolate too quickly, you will have a very tough consistency.

You can also fold in fresh whipped cream for a lighter texture. I like my mousse a little dense and rich so I only folded in about 1/2 cup of whipped cream. Most other recipes will call for 1-2 cups.

And there you have it - your final product. But don't eat it just yet! Refrigerate it in your ramekins for at least 3-4 hours before serving. I used a star piping tip to make pretty swirls of mousse in my ramekins.

Happy Oscar Weekend!

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Hawaii Done Me Real Good

Greetings from Hawaii! I need to take this moment to give a shout out to the best Juevos Rancheros I done ever ate!

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‘Fall’ing for Brunch

Me and the hubs are madly in love with all things brunch! As mentioned in my earlier Doh! nuts! post, we had a brunch at our apartment last weekend.

Here are a few of the other goodies that were prepared for the fall-themed brunch:

I'd have to say that these Pumpkin Pecan Pancakes were probably my favorites!

I was most excited for the Pumpkin Pecan Pancakes! I looked online for some pumpkin pancake recipes but when it came time to actually make them, I decided to experiment with the ingredients and add some of my own. The end result was pretty darn good if I say so myself :).

Eggs in Haystack

These Sunny Side Eggs in a Haystack looked really cool and most importantly, they matched the fall theme!

Fruit Salad with Ginger Dressing

How can you make fruit more ‘fall-ish,’ simple, add ginger syrup!

Pear Whiskey

No brunch is complete without a cocktail! This Pear and Sparkling Cider Cocktail recipe may look like it doesn’t call for enough whiskey, but believe me, it is definitely enough! The sippy cup and mocktail was for our special toddler guest :).

Donuts Galore!

I know I know, I’ve already posted about these baked apple cinnamon donuts. I just loved them so much I decided they needed another shout out!

There were a few more items in the brunch line-up, but nothing as exciting as the pictures above. But to be fair, I’ll show you a picture of the full spread.

Suddenly I’m starving…

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