Nigella’s Chocolate Mousse – It’s Friday :)

This was always going to make an appearance at some point. At home, it is just about my favourites desert, a close contest against the Lemon Posset, but this one does win. It’s a weekend treat though, as it consist of copious amounts of Double Cream and Chocolate ūüôā

I don’t know if anyone reading this has ever struggled like me when making a mousse in the traditional way, with raw eggs, separating the yolks and trying to make it with the worry that if you get it wrong with raw eggs, you’re liable to make yourself ill. No worries, with this recipe. You literally melt the chocolate with some marshmallow and fold through with some whisked double cream and you’re sorted maybe with a dash of Vanilla essence. Also, you can choose any chocolate you want, if there’s a particular alcohol that you like with your chocolate or fruit, rum and raisin, or a very popular Baileys and Dark chocolate, you can doctor¬†the recipe¬†to suit.

I also forgot one of the greatest things. You make it in about 10 minutes and it’s ready to eat an hour later. It’s what you might call a Win, Win, Win, Win scenario. Click here to go to Nigella’s website¬†as below¬†for the instructions:

Nigella Mousse

Or if you want to make it along with her, have a look on youtube here. And if you want to posh it up, serve it in a cocktail glass.

Happy Friday ūüôā

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Prawn linguine with chorizo – 9 out of 10

Following on from a rather busy few days, there has not been an updated recipe, but the fact I can still eulogise about how good a meal is 4 days later is testimony that I’d struck gold. This is the last bit of praise I deserve. It was created by a lady called Lorraine Pascale, who I believe is a former model, but if she churns out recipes like this on a regular basis, she’s definitely the cooking world’s gain, and there must not be the pressure in this industry to maintain a perfected appearance 24/7. I didn’t even find the recipe. That accolade goes to my beautiful wife. The only thing I did was cook and eat it, but then maybe when I put together an IKEA cupboard with instructions, I try and seek some credit, so maybe I should revise my earlier statement and seek more credit :). To find the recipe, click on this link and it should take you to the recipe. (Bonus that I don’t have to type it out)¬†The page¬†should look something like the below:

Pascale

I agree with Lorraine’s verdict apart from one thing, if you can’t get your hands on a chorizo ring, the correct answer is “try harder, you haven’t looked hard enough. Waitrose, Tesco, ASDA, Sainsburys, Morrisons &¬†Co-Op Food and many others¬†all sell them.”

What made this so great was the rich full bodied tomato flavour, including red wine, which is¬† great excuse to open a bottle :), but with Chilli, Garlic and Chorizo as well it would be a spectacular effort to make it bland, although I have occasionally risen to the challenge. One thing we did, that you might consider is just buying cooked prawns and adding them about 3 minutes before the end. If someone else can cook them for the same price and same taste, don’t waste time. It can be better spent making Nigella’s instant chocolate mousse, which is likely to feature in a future post. (Incidentally Friday’s dessert)

All that remains is to sit back and enjoy, and for Coeliac/Gluten Free diets, use appropriate spaghetti – Heinz GF Pasta is a current favourite.gar

Chorizo yummu