How about, duo of choco mousse and creme of chestnut for dessert ?



Last week we were invited to attend my husband's cousin's wedding in the massif central (it's about 600 kilometers or 6 hours drive without stopover). Since it is a long drive (with a baby on board) we opted to do a carpooling with my in-laws and they all took turns in driving. We did a stop over in St. Etienne as it is more practical to cut the long drive. As It is my first time to see these region of France were the dormant volcanoes demeure (popularized by the bottled mineral water Volvic) I was so amazed the beauty of this region totally different from the Cote d'Azur where we live.

The view was splendid as we enter the small roads we thought leads to wilderness of immense forest of chestnuts, apples, almonds and giant ferns . The architecture of houses in this region was also different from the brick tuiles of Provence. Nonetheless, what was really memorable for me was the little stopover we did to gather all the fallen chestnuts, hazelnuts, apples and walnuts on the road. We went back home with about 5 kilos of apples and 4 kilos of chesnuts and a kilo of walnuts. And so for our dessert last night I concocted this dessert of crushed oreo cookies topped with layers of choco mousse and creme of chesnut.

Ingredients: 1 cup of crushed oreo biscuits, 25 g of melted butter,5 tbsp of creme of chestnut, 4 egg yolks, 3 tbsp of sugar, 20 cl of fresh cream, gelatine powder, 65 g of melted black chocolate

Combine the crushed biscuits with the melted butter and put at the bottom of wine glasses (any time of glass or ramequin will do). Beat the eggyolks, sugar until it becomes creamy white. Warm up the fresh cream and mix slowly while beating to the mixture of eggyolks. Warm up in the casserole the new mixture and add up the gelatine powder. Divide this mixture into two: one for the creme of chestnut and the other for the melted chocolate. Put these mixtures alternately in the glasses and chilled for 4 hours. You can decorate it with cream chantilly and grated chocolate on the top.
For my french readers, you can find the french version of this verrine recipe here:

6 comments:

Cherublu said...

Yummy! This looks awfully good. Now, I've just gotta try and find some Oreos in Paris.

cherry said...

thanks for posting this recipe ..they look so delicious..

Dhanggit said...

Hello cherublu, if you dont find Oreos you can use other choco biscuits available or you can also use speculoos...the biscuits french often use to make cheesecake..

thank you cherry

pining said...

my, it looks delicious! I've got a sweet tooth so, I'll definitely try this recipe :-)
thanks for sharing and thanks for the visit, do come again :-)

Agring said...

Looks delicious. I might try it one day! Thanks for the comment! Have a great day!

oggi said...

Wow, this is a beautiful dessert and with my favorite, chestnuts! Thanks for this recipe.