Monthly Archives: June 2015

Classic Chocolate Mousse

Dark chocolate and espresso add the slightly bitter notes needed to balance this dessert. Remember, the higher the cocoa percentage, the less sweet the chocolate. This is a recipe I found in Bon Appetite magazine. It is really good.IMG_6329 SERVINGS: 6

Ingredients

  •  3/4            cup chilled heavy cream, divided
  • 4                large egg yolks
  • 1/4             cup espresso or strong coffee, room temperature
  • 3                tbsp sugar, divided
  • 1/8             tsp kosher salt
  • 6                oz semisweet chocolate (60-72% cacao), chopped
  • 2                large egg whites

 Instructions

 

  1. Beat 1/2 cup cream in medium bowl until stiff peaks form; cover and chill.
  2. Combine egg yolks, espresso, salt, and 2 Tbsp. sugar in a large metal bowl.
  3. Set over a saucepan of gently simmering water (do not allow bowl to touch water). Cook, whisking constantly, until mixture is lighter in color and almost doubled in volume and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the mixture registers 160 degrees, about 1 minute.
  4. Remove bowl from pan. Add chocolate; whisk until melted and smooth. Let stand, whisking occasionally, until room temperature.
  5. Using an electric mixer, beat egg white in another medium bowl on medium speed until foamy. With mixer running, gradually beat in remaining 1 Tbsp. sugar.  Increase speed to high and beat until firm peaks form.
  6. Fold egg whites into chocolate in 2 additions; fold whipped cream into mixture just to blend.
  7. Divide mousse among six teacups or 4-oz. ramekins. Chill until firm, at least 2 hours.

DO AHEAD:

Mousse can be made 1 day ahead; cover and keep chilled. Let stand at room temperature for 10 minutes before serving.

Before serving, whisk remaining 1/4 cup cream in a small bowl until soft peaks form; dollop over mousse.

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Riaz’s engagement

We had our son’s engagement party.  On Saturday we had their friends over and served finger foods. We had lots of appetizers, barbecue , and salads.

The next Day Sunday, I had the family over and we served barbecue for appetizer and made Chicken Biriyani for the entree.

Appetizer:-

  • Cheese Ball and Crackers
  • Veggie Platter
  • Chat

Entree

  • BBQ:-
  • Chicken Tikka
  • Barbecued Ribs
  • Sheesh Kebab
  • Muskaki
  • Mango Salad
  • Quineo  Salad
Dessert:-
  • Mango Mousse
  • Chocolate Mousse
  • White Chocolate, Mascarpone, Walnut Squares
  • Fresh Fruit Platers
 
 Cheese Ball and Cracker                                                                  Veggie Platter                      

Cheese Balls and crackers           Vegie platter                                                                           

                                                                                     Chat                                                                      

                                                                 Dahi Puri 
Sheesh Kebab                  Chicken Tikka, Ribs and Muskaki
Sheesh Kebab Chicken Tikka, Ribs & Muskaki

 

 
 Mango Salad                                                                       Quineo Salad

Mango Salad Quineo Salad 

Meat Biriyani

Meat Biriyani

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

mango Mousse                                                                                               Walnut Squares with White Chocolate Mascarpone Walnut Squares

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Mascarpone, white Chocolate Walnut squares

 
Lychees, Strawberries and Cherries                                                                                                                                       Fresh fruit platter
Fresh Fruit PlatterWatermelon
                                                                                          Churma na Ladoo and topra PakLadoo, Topra Pak and Ganthia