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it's so simple, too!
i promise... easy peasy.
if you didn't want to make the chocolate cups,
you could serve them in small bowls
or even shot glasses.
would be adorable!
chocolate espresso mousse
3 T brewed coffee
3 T instant espresso coffee powder
1 C whipping cream
4 oz bittersweet chocolate, broken up
3 T superfine sugar
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1. in a small saucepan, combine the brewed coffee & instant espresso powder. stir in the cream. place over medium high heat until the cream is hot.
2. add the chocolate & sugar & stir until chocolate is melted. stir in the vanilla.
3. pour into a bowl & chill for 3 hours, or until firm.
for the chocolate cups, watch this video:
how could i not have thought of that!?
i'm addicted to all of these how-to chocolate videos.
for the chocolate hearts,
i used the left over tempered chocolate
from the cups,
transferred it to a squeeze bottle,
& freehanded some hearts.
just make sure you do all of this chocolate work on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper so you can refrigerate it & pull them off easily.
pour the hot mousse into the chocolate cups.
you'll melt them, silly!
wait for the mousse to cool & transfer it to the cups.
now, go get your chocolate on!
until next time,
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