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Chocolate Mousse Pie

Hi, I’m finally back home last Thursday. But I had so much to do. So I just have time now to post something. During the time being a “homeless” family, I thought a lot of things. Really, a lot. I hope that would make me a better person in the future. And ALWAYS have to be grateful for what I have.

Rasberry chocolate  pie

Anyway I’m always looking forward to month September. Because my beloved husband and daughter born on September. But this year I couldn’t make anything fancy for them. I tried to make something for my husband when we were at my mum-in-law’s place. And it was a last minute shopping. The only think I could think of is an easy chocolate mousse. So I bought the ingredients to make enough mousse and extra chocolate just in case.

When we reached mum-in-law’s place, she gave us a short tour. Aaaaaand, I saw a bunch of raspberry plants just right behind the house. And when I checked closer, there was still tons of raspberries on the plants. I was slightly a bit annoyed that I bought the expensive raspberries from the supermarket. I’m very frugal, yes 😛

Rasberry chocolate  pie

A day before hubby’s birthday I picked all the raspberries from the backyard and took some snapshots just to compare store bought and wild raspberries.

For the taste, I prefer wild ones. They’re sweeter and juicier as you can see the wild ones have bigger seeds. Even though the store bought ones are better in shape. But I have a thing for wild ingredients. So I like it better when they’re different in shapes.

raspberry

Original recipe is here. Raspberry Cupcakes is an awesome blog. You should check it out too.

 

Chocolate Cookie Crust

Ingredients:

  • 130g brown sugar
  • a pinch of vanilla powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 125g unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 300g all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup (85g) dark chocolate, chopped

 

How to:

  • In a food processor with a dough blade, place butter, sugar, salt, vanilla powder together. Mix until incorporated.
  • Add egg yolks, one at a time. Mix some more.
  • Add flour and chopped chocolates and mix well until everything is well combined. Don’t over mix it.
  • Preheat oven to 180°C.
  • Take 24cm pie pan. And cover with cookie dough around 0.75cm thickness (I had a little bit left over that I baked separately as chocolate cookies). Bake for 20 to 25 minutes.
  • After its baked, let it cool down. Meanwhile you can make the mousse filling.

 

Chocolate Mousse

Ingredients:

  • 130g dark chocolate, chopped
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 2 tbs icing sugar
  • 1 1/2 tbs water
  • 1 cup cream
  • 1/4 cup toasted hazelnuts, roughly chopped

 

How to:

  • Melt dark chocolate in microwave or bain marie. Set aside.
  • Whisk the cream to soft peak. Set aside in the fridge.
  • Place egg yolks, icing sugar and water in a heat proof bowl. Using bain marie method, whisk until the yolk is thick and pale. Take off from the heat.
  • Add melted chocolate to the yolk mixture little by little until incorporated.
  • Add chopped hazelnuts. Mix well.
  • Lastly add whipped cream into the chocolate mixture little by little.

 

Assemble:

Additional ingredients for topping: 1 cup (250ml) cream, whisk until hard peak. Fresh raspberries (I used around 400g in total, not everything is on the pie).

  • Take the chocolate cookie crust and pour chocolate mousse in it. Tap it a few time to get rid of the air bubble in the mousse.
  • Let it set in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
  • Pour whipped cream onto the mousse and garnish with fresh raspberries.
  • Serve cold.

 

I regretted that I didn’t take any photo of the sliced pie. Everyone was waiting for it, so I felt bad for making them wait.

Rasberry chocolate pie

Also, do you like the old style stove like the one I use for the background in the photos? I think it’s pretty. Don’t you think? Hubby’s mum has tons of old and pretty stuffs. Lots of nice spots to take food photos in her place. Hope I can make something again next time we visit her.

That’s all for today.. I might want to show you what I made for my daughter’s birthday with her friends in the playgroup next time 🙂

 

note:

– for the cookie dough, that’s the way I made it, but you can also use rapberry cupcakes’ method.

– if you’re confused with my explanation please do not hesitate to ask me (I’m very bad at explaining).

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21 Comments

  1. Sadaf says

    chocolate mousse recipe is a must try.. just adding it to my TO DO 🙂

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