It’s time to pass around another cookbook! This month we picked recipes from The Silver Palate Good Times Cookbook by Sheila Lukins.
Since Valentine’s Day is approaching (and I happened to have most of the ingredients for this recipe), I decided to make the white chocolate mousse. White chocolate is is my favorite kind of chocolate and I couldn’t deny it in mousse form. I was slightly disturbed by how many dirty dishes were created in the making of this dessert, but thankfully it was well worth it (Kita, you were right). Want to make it more festive for Valentine’s Day? Add red food coloring or top it with colorful red/white/pink sprinkles.
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WHITE CHOCOLATE MOUSSE WITH FRANGELICO
8 oz. best-quality white chocolate, broken into small pieces
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
6 eggs, separated, at room temperature
1 cup sifted confectioners’ sugar
1/2 cup Frangelico liqueur
2 cups whipping cream, cold
Pinch cream of tartar
Unsweetened cocoa powder or grated dark chocolate for garnish
- Melt the white chocolate and butter in a small saucepan, stirring constantly. Set aside.
- Beat the egg yolks, sugar and liqueur until the mixture forms a slowly dissolving ribbon when the beaters are lifted. Pour the mixture into the top of a double boiler and cook, whisking constantly, over simmering water until very thick, about three minutes.
- Remove to a large mixing bowl. Whisk in the white chocolate mixture and stir until smooth and cool.
- Beat the cream until the peaks are stiff. In a separate bowl, with clean beaters, beat the egg whites with the cream of tartar until stiff but not dry. Gently fold the egg whites into the chocolate mixture; then fold in the whipped cream. Refrigerate until set, about 3 hours.
- Spoon the chilled mousse into individual ramekins or goblets. Sprinkle with cocoa powder or grated chocolate.
Source: The Silver Palate Good Times Cookbook by Sheila Lukins