Baked Chocolate Mousse

I was not sure what to call this recipe. It is a failed brownie but not quite a pudding. I finally settled on baked chocolate mousse. It is rich and decadent and made for the perfect dessert when served warm.

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Trio Of Desserts – Baked Chocolate Mousse
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Last year, Jim wrote a blog post titled It’s Good to Know That Procrastination Is Alive and Well… This reminded me of my time at UNISA. The University of South Africa is a distance learning facility, with its main campus in Pretoria. At the time I was there, the internet was ‘brand new’, so learning was not done online. Instead, all the assignments and workbooks were posted to us and we had to buy our books independently. For those of us close enough to campus, we could drive in and make use of the amazing library. If not, one would have to use a library closer to home. All very different from today where research can be done via the World Wide Web. This form of study suited my temperament as well as my lifestyle. I could study part time and work as well.

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For my undergraduate degree I worked in restaurants and when I did my Honours Degree I worked in a Psychiatric Practice. This meant I could use my time during the day to study, if my work was done. As I like to get things out of the way, I would tackle my assignments as soon as I got them. They could then be sent off by post as soon as they were completed. Only once did I leave something to the last minute. This meant a lot of typing and printing had to be done. And then I had to get into my car and drive 47 kilometers to UNISA to hand deliver my work. We had until midnight of the day the assignment was due to hand it in. This one hour and 20 minute round trip was a waste of time, and taught me not to procrastinate!

Drunken Cherry Baked Chocolate Mousse

 

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Baked Chocolate Mousse

This rich dessert can be served with cream or ice cream
Recipe Category: Dessert
All Rights Reserved: An original recipe from Lavender and Lime

Ingredients

  • 125 g coconut sugar
  • 85 mls olive oil
  • 50 g dark chocolate, 80% cocoa solids, roughly chopped
  • 90 mls milk, divided
  • 2 eggs
  • 40 g cocoa powder
  • 60 g almond flour
  • 1 pinch salt flakes
  • 230 g jarred black cherries, drained and pitted weight *, divided
  • 150 g mascarpone
  • 50 g walnuts, broken up

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 160° Celsius
  • Place the sugar, olive oil and chocolate into a heavy bottomed saucepan
  • Melt over a low temperature, stirring occasionally, until the chocolate has melted
  • When the mixture is nice and glossy, add 70mls of the milk and stir in
  • Set aside to cool for 10 minutes
  • Place the eggs into a stand mixer bowl and whisk until doubled in volume
  • Pour in the chocolate mixture and fold to combine
  • Add the cocoa, flour, salt and half of the cherries and fold to combine
  • Place the mascarpone into a mixing bowl and add the rest of the milk
  • Whisk until smooth and then set aside
  • Pour the batter into a lined brownie tin and top with the mascarpone
  • Use a knife to swirl the mascarpone into the brownie mixture
  • Scatter the remaining cherries and walnuts over the top of the mixture and place the tin into the oven
  • Bake for 35 minutes then remove from the oven and serve warm

Notes

* save the alcohol or syrup from the cherries and reduce on the stove in a heavy bottomed saucepan over a medium temperature. When nice and sticky, decant into a jug and serve with your dessert
Inspiration published on Lavender and Lime February 11:

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8 thoughts on “Baked Chocolate Mousse

  1. I’m not surprised that you got things done on time! But I was surprised to hear that UNISA is a distance learning college, does that mean there are no in-person classes?

  2. I saw your comment about lectures offered by UNISs in our day, Tandy. The only face-to-face help I recall was in my third year and students were invited to a presentation somewhere, not at the Uni.

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