Helen , the winner of Hay Hay Its Donna Day #10, has chosen mousse has her theme for Hay Hay Its Donna Day #11. Helen has posted the Donna Hay recipe for Blueberry and White Chocolate Mousse as the starter for the event. I halved the original recipe, replaced the white chocolate with dark, removed the blueberries and added bananas and macadamia nuts for my version. It is quite rich so an espresso cup serving was just perfect after our family Easter celebration lunch .
DARK CHOCOLATE WITH BANANA AND MACADAMIA NUT MOUSSE
1/12 tablespoons water
1 teaspoons gelatin powder
3 1/2 ozs dark chocolate
1 cup single or pouring cream (I used UHT Lite pouring cream)
1/2 cup chopped raw macadamia nuts
Place water in a bowl and sprinkle gelatin over it. Let stand until the gelatin absorbs the water.
Place 2 1/2 ozs of the chocolate and cream in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir until smooth and chocolate is fully incorporated.
Add the gelatin mixture and stir for 1 minute to dissolve.
Remove pan from heat and pour the mixture into a bowl
Whisk for 3 minutes or until cooled.
In serving cups place several pieces of sliced banana, a teaspoon of macadamia nuts, and a few slivers of the remaining 1 oz of chocolate.
Pour mousse mixture over.
Refrigerate 45 - 60 minutes to set.
Decorate with extra bananas, nuts and chocolate slivers.
I used Lindt 70% cocoa chocolate which I like. The family would have preferred a sweeter version. You could add a tablespoon of honey and heat with the milk and chocolate. It would make a slightly sweeter version.
Post your own Hay Hay Its Donna Day mousse and email the details to Helen. You must post your mousse recipe no later than April 20th. Once your
post is up, email it to Helen at marinette1 AT Comcast Dot net, including
your name, name of your blog and its URL, title of your recipe and URL
to your post, a picture of your mousse.
The round up will be posted and voting will begin on April 24th, and the winner will be announced on May 1st.
The winner will receive this book by Trish Deseine and of course the chance to host HHDD #12!