chocolate mousse

IT’S JANE!

Happy February! I’m always glad to be back at Sarah’s site with another treat just for you. It’s Jane, from Jane’s Adventures in Dinner, and all month long on my blog we’re celebrating ‘Real Life Romance’.

REAL LIFE ROMANCE

What’s that?  Well, it’s not what the fairy tales talk about. It’s all about hopefully finding someone that is willing to put up with your particular brand of crazy everyday. It’s all about being with someone who is WELL aware of your flaws and still thinks that you are ‘the bee’s knees’.

IT’S ABOUT THE SMALL THINGS

It’s about the small things and not just the grand gestures. Your spouse starting your car for you on really cold winter mornings. You knowing that they love anything lime scented so you’re always on the lookout. Them understanding that watching “The Walking Dead” gives you nightmares but you’ll still watch it anyways and they will need to deal with that late at night…

THIS MONTH’S RECIPE

This month’s recipe is a treat that is so easy to make that you can sit with your love on a Tuesday night with a port or an espresso.  It’s so easy to do up that you’ll even have time for a real conversation.

You might even have enough energy to share some of those fairy tale, happily-ever-after dreams.

DAIRY-FREE CHIPOTLE CHOCOLATE MOUSSE RECIPE

1 1/2 cups dark chocolate (chopped or buttons)

1/4 cup sugar

4 egg yolks

4 egg whites (beaten until stiff)

1/2 tsp chipotle (like things really spicy-add a wee bit more)

1 tsp vanilla

1 can coconut milk (8 oz) (chill overnight and when you’re ready for mouse turn the can upside down, drain out the coconut water and whip the cream like you would any other dairy product-it’s a fabulous trick)

START THE STEP-BY-STEP SLIDESHOW

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SLIDESHOW

Like most good things, this one starts with really good chocolate, melt over simmering water with sugar and avoid stirring.  If you stir chocolate while it melts you risk have the whole thing seize.  That’s when the chocolate isn’t silky and smooth but instead a solidified ball.  Not cool.

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Author: Jane Craske

Jane Craske is the editor of Jane’s Adventures in Dinner, a food blog based in Ottawa, Canada. Jane is also a happy, wife, mummy, teacher, and former chef, who loves to cook, drink wine, attempt to be a better photographer, and shop too much.

  • Oh my gosh, this looks amazing! I would have never though about using coconut milk as an alternative to dairy. My mouth is practically watering. I’m definitely going to make this on the weekend.

  • I know – and I love that it’s dairy-free (esp. because I’m lactose intolerant)! Thanks for saying hello, Charity!

  • This looks insanely delicious! I’ve always wanted to try coconut milk…I use the So coconut creamer daily in my coffee and love it.
    charity
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