Saturday, July 31, 2010

Chocolate Moose

Morris stood there swaying on his gangly legs, munching on whatever tasty morsels he could find. Occasionally he would cock his ears and toss a completely uninterested glance in my direction, mostly at my pathetic whistles. Typical male, eh? Well, serves him right to serve him up with chocolate. There ain't no better way to eat moose. Let's be quite frank here, most things do taste better with chocolate. Melt it and then drizzle it lightly or thickly, add cream, because most things taste better with cream too...and yes, of course, it has to be real. Someone really was dreaming when they dreamt up Dream Whip and thought they could pass it off for the real thing. Well everybody, let's hear it for Morris! Mmmmm Mmmmorris.

*Thanks for being such a good sport, fella. You're pretty yummy. Don't worry...if they don't catch on, we'll post the real pictures later.*

Chocolate Mousse

1C Sour Cream
1C Whipping Cream
1 1/2 tsp unflavoured Gelatin
2 Tbsp Water
2 Tbsp Milk
1/4 C Brown Sugar (firmly packed)
1/8 tsp Salt
6 oz of Chocolate Morsels (of course you can estimate...I personally like using a rich dark chocolate)
1 tsp Vanilla extract
2 Egg Whites

  • In large bowl, combine sour cream and whipping cream. Refrigerate.
  • Soften gelatin in water by heating.
  • Heat milk with half the brown sugar, and salt until the sugar dissolves.
  • Add chocolate morsels and continue heating until melted (be careful to not may want to melt your chocolate first and then add to your milk/sugar mixture).
  • Beat egg whites. Gradually add remaining sugar. Beat until stiff.
  • Stir 1/4 of the beaten egg whites into the chocolate mixture until blended.
  • Fold in remaining egg whites.
  • Whip cream mixture until stiff.
  • Add chocolate mixture and fold until well blended.
  • Spoon into dishes and chill until set.


The Fool said...

Yum. I've learned to trust these new adventures for my kitchen. I look forward to this one. Need gelatin and chocolate morsels first. I know, how can anyone let themselves run out of chocolate morsels?

And yes, moose certainly have more savoir faire than puddings (ditto on a pox on Dream Whip!!). I bet if we trace it out DW was an early Monsanto experiment. Thanks for the moose, and the a-moose-ment. Have a good night.

Isle Dance said...

Morris is gorgeous!

Carla said...

Fool, This one is a little rich and great for winter months. I'll post another dessert shortly that's great for this time of year. As for Monsanto, I think he's the Antichrist...and you're probably right.

Isle Dance, Morris certainly is. And such a lovely creature to watch.

Pamela said...

I'm copying this recipe, too.
reminded me of when our middle daughter was small -- and we ate at a very nice restaurant (as opposed to our usual quick stop at that age)

We were deciding on dessert when the server told her she should have the chocolate mousse.

"I think," she told the lady, "I would like the chocolate, but I'm not sure about the moose."

Carla said...

Pamela, That's absolutely priceless. Smart girl. I hope you enjoy this recipe. It's one of my favorites.