Life is like a chocolate Box,Each Chocolate is like a portion of life,Some are Crunchy,Some are Nutty,Some are Soft ,But all are delicious…………..Chocolate has become one of the most popular food types and flavors in the world, and a vast number of foodstuffs involving chocolate have been created.Pure, unsweetened chocolate contains primarily cocoa solids and cocoa butter in varying proportions. Much of the chocolate consumed today is in the form of sweet chocolate, combining chocolate with sugar. Dark chocolate is produced by adding fat and sugar to the cacao mixture. Semisweet chocolate is a dark chocolate with a low sugar content. Bittersweet chocolate is chocolate liquor to which some sugar more cocoa butter, vanilla, and sometimes lecithin have been added. It has less sugar and more liquor than semisweet chocolate, but the two are interchangeable in baking.Dark chocolate is loaded with nutrients that can positively affect your health.Made from the seed of the cocoa tree, it is one of the best sources of antioxidants on the planet.
Some of the health benefits of Chocolates are as follows:
Dark Chocolate is Very Nutritious
Dark Chocolate is a Powerful Source of Antioxidants
Dark Chocolate Improve Blood Flow and Lower Blood Pressure
Dark Chocolate Raises HDL and Protects LDL Against Oxidation
Dark Chocolate Lower The Risk of Cardiovascular Disease
Dark Chocolate Protect Your Skin Against The Sun
Dark Chocolate Improve Brain Function
When this week’s Foodie Monday Blog Hop challenge of Eggless Chocolate Mousse comes up, I was a little worried as I have heard that one need gelatine or agar agar to stabilize this Mousse and both of which were not available with me. Besides we have to make this Mousse egg less this time. The best part of being in a Group is that it brings the best in you and after numerous search on the web came out with this very simple egg less version of chocolate Mousse which is being made without gelatine or agar agar.But what makes this recipe interesting is the addition of spicy element to it. Spicy chocolate is one of my favourite flavor combinations.
Combine the chocolate and hot water in a glass bowl and set over a simmering pot. Stir until the chocolate and water are smooth.
Add the tabasco sauce and rum and whisk, either by hand or using an electric mixer. When the mixture thickens (it will start to look a little like chocolate cake batter and you will see whisk lines in the chocolate).Keep aside to cool.Check out thisHeston Blumenthal videofor a clearer picture behind the science of this recipe.
Meanwhile chill the blades of the hand blender along with the pot in the refrigerator to chill for minimum one hour. Take out the Whipping Cream which is already been chilled and add the powdered sugar and cornflour to it. Whisk on High speed till you see the soft peaks of the Cream. Do not over beat.
Now gently fold in the cream into the chocolate which has been cooled by the cut and fold method. Here you have to gently fold the cream in one direction.
Pour in serving glass and Refrigerate for minimum 3 to 4 hours to set it perfectly.I prefer to set it overnight.
Now to make the chocolate cups, you have melt the chocolates in a glass bowl. Line 6 Silicon Cupcake moulds and with the help of a brush or back of a spoon cover the moulds with this chocolate and keep them in Muffins tray to have perfect shape and refrigerate till set. I have adopted this recipe from http://flavour-diary.blogspot.in/2015/11/chocolate-cups-with-3-easy-fillings.html.
Serve this easy Spicy Chocolate Mousse on this Chocolate cups or small glasses of your choice garnishing with cherries, chocolate shavings and fresh Mint leaves.
This recipe has been created for 16th Foodie Monday Blog hop Challenge of Eggless Mousse Recipe involving No Gelatin and No Agar Agar.