Thursday, 4 July 2013

Chocolate Hazelnut Mousse

Chocolate Hazelnut Mousse

For The Hazelnut Praline
1/2 cup coarsely chopped hazelnut
1/4 cup castor sugar

Other Ingredients
1 cup chopped dark chocolate
1/4 cup milk
3/4 cup chocolate hazelnut spread (nutella), 
readily available
1/4 tsp vanilla essence
1 tbsp powdered sugar
1 1/2 cups whipped cream

For The Garnish
whipped cream
4 chocolate bytes


1. For the hazelnut praline
¤ Melt the sugar in non-stick pan on a medium flame till it turns light brown in colour
¤ Add the hazelnuts and mix well to make a praline
¤ Pour the prepared mixture on the greased rolling board or butter paper and roll it with greased rolling pin so as to get a thin layer.
¤ Once set, crush the praline coarsely with a rolling pin and keep aside

2.How to proceed
¤ Combine the chocolate and milk in a microwave safe bowl and microwave on high for 30 seconds. Remove from the microwave and mix well until no lumps remain.
¤ Strain the mixture using a sieve and keep aside.
¤ Add the chocolate hazelnut spread and vanilla essence and mix well.
¤ Add the sugar and whipped cream and fold gently.
¤ Add the prepared hazelnut praline and fold gently.
¤ Pour equal quantities of the mixture into 4 individual bowls/glasses and refrigerate for atleast 3 to 4 hours or till the mousse sets
¤ Garnish with whipped cream and a chocolate byte and serve chilled.

3.Handy tip:
¤ Instead of hazelnuts, you can use equal proportion of walnuts .
¤ You can also use milk chocolate instead of dark chocolate.
¤ While making hazelnut praline, at step no 4 do not touch the praline with your hands at this point as it is really hot and can cause serious burns.
¤ You can also melt the chocolate-milk mixture on a double boiler.


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