Wednesday, April 15, 2009

White Chocolate Mousse

My eldest child turned 15 on Easter Sunday. Yes, I know I don't look like I could possibly have a child THAT old. Ha! She's a beautiful girl, very spiritual, a honor student, a natural athlete and I think most of you know the pickiest eater I have ever seen.



When she was three, she told the Easter Bunny in no uncertain terms, she wanted a white chocolate bunny and not a brown one. How many small children ask for white chocolate? This child just loves white chocolate and who am I to argue, I prefer it over milk chocolate hands down.



Since I couldn't make her a cake, I made her one of her favorite desserts. Oh baby, she will clean the bathroom AND fold laundry if I make this for her. It was her birthday, what's a Mom to do?







Chop up 6 ounces of white chocolate and put it in a large heat-safe bowl.


In another bowl, whisk together 2 egg yolks and 2 tablespoons of sugar, until the color has slightly lightened. Warning, this is a workout. You won't want to dirty up the Kitchenaid just yet for this.
Heat 1/4 cup of heavy whipping cream on medium-high heat, in a small pot just until it started to scald and remove it from the heat. SLOWLY pour cream into egg/sugar mixture and whisk/temper. Pour this mixture back into the pot and stir until mixture has thickened and coats the spoon.




Pour the cream mixture through a fine mesh strainer over the chocolate. Stir the chocolate and the cream mixture until chocolate has melted and mixture is smooth.



Whip one cup of heavy whipping cream until stiff peaks are formed. Fold half of the whipped cream into the chocolate; you will feel the texture lighten quite a bit. Fold in the rest of the whipped cream.

Spoon into four bowls and chill for a couple of hours so mousse will set.


Let them eat cake, I'm eating this!



41 comments:

JodieMo said...

You are not making my hips any smaller. This looks delicious! Happy Birthday to your daughter!

April said...

Katherine, this looks so good!!! I am going to have to try this for my kids, let's see if I can get them to clean the bathroom and fold laundry!

Sara said...

I love white chocolate, I'm sure it's fabulous in mousse. This looks delicious!

Donna-FFW said...

The white chocolate must be wonderful in this,, happy birthday to your girl..

Dawn said...

I bet this was smooooooth! Wouldn't this be fabulous inside a cake too? YUM

Scate said...

I remember when i was 15 and could eat a horse - but how great that your daughter wants to eat something so magical! This really looks great - it looks like a fantastic spring/summer mouse!

Marjie said...

Well, I do believe I'd prefer that to cake as well. Happy birthday to your daughter, who is almost as picky an eater as my youngest!

Mary said...

This looks absolutely fabulous. I'll bet she was pleased.

Lisa said...

Looks delicious! Happy birthday to your daughter!

Pearl said...

happy belated birthday to your dear daughter!

and what a fantastic-lookin' recipe! white chocolate mousse mm :)

Pam said...

I rather eat this than cake too... it looks so creamy and delicious. YUM! Happy b-day to your daughter.

gigi said...

Happy birthday oldest daughter!!! I'd rather have cake, you know that but seeing how easy this was to make, I might have to try it. I've never made mousse? Can you believe it?

Elra said...

Oh, Happy birthday to your daughter, may she has many many more.

I love all ind of mouses, you white chocolate mouse sounds delicious.
Cheers,
elra

Debbie said...

Happy Birthday to the birthday girl!! What a nice mom you are to make her favorite dessert. It looks wonderful!!! I may have to try this sometime too!!!

Cheryl said...

Ohh man that looks good, I have always been afraid to make a mousse but with your step by step instructions I bet I could do it!

Bridgett said...

You are a sweet mom, and a very Happy Birthday to your 15 year old. How times flies, right? My son is a white chocolate nut and will not touch the "brown stuff" either so this would be a big hit in my house. Thanks for the idea, Katherine!

The Blonde Duck said...

Your daughter has good taste! Happy birthday to her!

There's a store in my hometown called Lamme's candies and they make fabulous white chocolate. If you ever make it to the Pond, we'll have to go!

Merrianne said...

yummy yummy yummy!
girlfriend......... you are making me crave some lucious white chocolate!!!!

Calm In The Kitchen said...

Delicious! I think I just gained 5 pounds from reading this.

Happy Belated Birthday to your daughter! She is one lucky girl to have a mom like you.

;) amy

Carolyne said...

That looks fabulous!

My Carolina Kitchen said...

I would clean the bathroom and fold the laundry for this dessert too. Hope she had a nice birthday. You're a great mom.
Sam

Heidi said...

YUMMY! You are making me drool. This looks amazing!

Heidi said...

YUMMY! You are making me drool. This looks amazing!

Coleen's Recipes said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter!! I really like white chocolate as well. I don't even really think of it as chocolate.

Chris said...

Now I know why I say I don't like desserts. No one ever made something like THIS for me;)

Heck, if I didn't just fork out $900 for a new gas water heater, I'd be on my way to buy a standmixer.

Maria said...

The perfect dessert! Looks so creamy and smooth! YUM!

melissa said...

Holy crap. I'm not a big chocolate fan, I really have to be in the mood for it, but I would eat this white mousse ANY day. You're an awesome mom for making it for your girl. :)

P.S. Thanks for the great comment on my WMDA guest post. Much appreciated.

LK- Healthy Delicious said...

I always liked white chocolate best when I was a kid too. I love both now though! This mouse looks super good.

happy birthday to your daughter!

Selba said...

I love dark chocolate but seriously your white chocolate mousse looks so yummy!

phanitha said...

White chocolate mousse looks delicious...
Happy birthday to your daughter

Kathy said...

Yummm!!! great photos!!! :o)

Reeni♥ said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter!! I love white chocolate too, it was always in my baskets. This look divine! I will be making this!!

Sophie said...

Happy birhtday to your daughter! I bet this chocolate mousse was wonderful, Katherine! yum Yum Yum!!!

What a great mom she has!

Andrea said...

I will take that over cake any day!! I am passing this recipe over to my sister (who is the baker in the family) to make it for me! :)

TavoLini said...

wow--looks excellent!! (also looks pretty painstaking)

Happy Birthday to your daughter :)

5 Star Foodie said...

Happy birthday to your daughter! The white chocolate mousse looks divine! Yum!

teresa said...

YUMMY! This looks wonderful, and happy birthday to your sweet girl!

tamilyn said...

Happy Birthday!!

I would have to do chocolate mousse though-it just speaks my language, like "get in my belly, now" to which it replies "Okay, you're the boss". If only my kids listened like that.

Debbie said...

I hope you all had a great celebration.
I can't eat chocolate so I am one of those weird kids that asked for white chocolate. This looks great.

Elyse said...

Happy bday to your daughter! I'm sure she went gaga over this white chocolate mousse. The mousse looks and sounds totally amazing. Heck, I'd do laundry and other chores to get some of this mousse!

Peter M said...

Happy B-day girl...watch that mousse, I might knick right from under your nose!