oday I’m making gluten free and egg free, delicious and simple triple chocolate mousse cakes that consist of gluten free chocolate sablé cookies, and three chocolate mousses made of dark, milk and white chocolate. Yummy!
Gluten Free Chocolate Sablé Cookies
First, let me point out that my chocolate sablé cookies are gluten free, and, as well as my mousses – also egg free! I know that this information is important to many people, so there it is. I will make them using almond flour, powdered sugar, cocoa powder and butter – simple and delicious!
What is Mousse
Now, let’s start with explaining what is a mousse in the first place. Word “mousse” comes from French, and it means “foam”. Interestingly enough, first mousses were savory, and usually made of chicken liver, foie gras, fish or shellfish. You should know that chocolate wasn’t easily attainable in the old times, like it is today, no! In fact, it wasn’t until 1615. that chocolate arrived in France from Spain with the marriage of the Spanish princess Anne of Austria to Louis XIII. At that point chocolate was only consumed as a hot beverage, but French pastry chefs quickly began to experiment with this new fantastic ingredient.
However, it also took some time, so the first known recipe for chocolate mousse was documented by French writer Menon almost 150 years later – in 1750. Long time, for sure, but it was well worth the wait, don’t you agree?
How to Make Chocolate Mousse
Anyway, traditional chocolate mousse, besides chocolate, usually contains eggs – sometimes only egg whites, sometimes whole eggs, sugar, and often also butter or cream. The role of whipped eggs is to aerate the chocolate and achieve light and foam-like texture, but it is possible to get that using whipped cream. Other flavorings, such as mint, orange or chili can be added, too. Chocolate mousse is most commonly used as a standalone dessert, but it can be used as a filling, or decoration in a dessert.
Today, I am making a gorgeous sweetness that consists of three chocolate mousses – dark, milk and white chocolate, and sablé cookies that will be the base of my cakes! Yummy! I will decorate my cakes with some dark chocolate shavings and fresh raspberries, and that’s it! Easy, right?
OK, let’s make some delicious simple triple chocolate mousse cakes!
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