25 July 2009

This is the dessert that we made for our Sister's Day party. It's from Cooking Light magazine.

Chocolate Hazelnut Mousse
¼ cup sugar
¼ cup unsweetened cocoa
2 ½ tbsp cornstarch
¼ tsp salt
2 large eggs
2 cups 2% milk
¼ cup Frangelico (hazelnut-flavored liqueur)
½ tsp vanilla extract
3 oz. bittersweet chocolate, chopped
2 cups frozen fat-free whipped topping, thawed
2 tbsp chopped hazelnuts, toasted

Combine the sugar, cocoa, cornstarch, salt, and eggs in a medium bowl, stirring well with a whisk.

Heat milk over medium-high heat in a small, heavy saucepan to 180° or until tiny bubbles form around edge (do not boil). Gradually add hot milk to sugar mixture, stirring constantly with a whisk. Place the milk mixture in pan, and cook over medium heat until very thick and bubbly (about 5 minutes), stirring constantly. Spoon mixture into a medium bowl, and add liqueur, vanilla, and chocolate, stirring until chocolate melts. Place bowl in a large ice-filled bowl for 15 minutes or until mixture is cool, stirring occasionally.

Remove bowl from ice. Gently fold in one-third of whipped topping. Fold in remaining topping. Cover and chill at least 3 hours. Sprinkle with hazelnuts.

Makes 6 servings (serving size: about ⅔ cup mousse and 1 tsp hazelnuts)

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 278
Fat 9.2g
Saturated 4.4g
MonoUn 3.5g
PolyUn 0.5g
Sodium 177mg
Cholesterol 77mg
Carbohydrates 39g
Fiber 2.2g
Protein 6.9g
Iron 1mg
Calcium 115mg

So, ours didn't turn out so good. It was grainy and kind of bland. We did make one mistake; we added too much Cool Whip, but I really don't think that made much of a difference. It wasn't smooth at all. Other thant the Cool Whip thing, we followed the recipe exactly. So I don't know why it didn't turn out right.

This is what it was supposed to look like:



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