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Sunday, February 13, 2011

CHOCOLATE MOUSSE TORT Valentine day /perfect fit /


CHOCOLATE MOUSSE TORT


I have seen a picture of this cake at Martha Stewart’s “living” magazine.

Looked so rich, chocolaty…inviting…. beautiful… I had to make it!!



So “ Valentine Day” is the perfect day to make it, and serve it…perfect! 
The house smell like chocolate, and the wait is rewarding.
I get first the recipe:



Ingredients:


• 12 ounces bittersweet chocolate, (preferably 75 percent cacao), chopped

• 3 cups heavy cream( 1 ½ cup cream +1 ½ cup whipping cream)

• 3 tablespoons sugar

• 12 ounces crisp oval butter wafer cookies, (20 total)

Good-quality unsweetened cocoa powder, for dusting


I make the chocolate mousse first: Put chocolate in a large bowl, and set aside.


Heat 1and 1/2 cups cream over medium-high heat in a medium saucepan until cream

is steaming and small bubbles form on edges. Pour cream over chocolate.

Stir until mixture is smooth. Let cool completely. 


Add whipping cream, slowly in a folding manner.





Assemble torte:  (Martha Stewart recipe): Line a 9-by-5-by-3- inch loaf pan with plastic wrap, leaving an overhang on sides. Spread enough mousse (3/4 to 1 cup) over bottom of pan to cover.



Arrange 5 cookies on top in a single layer to cover, breaking them to fit as necessary. Spread enough mousse (3/4 to 1 cup) on top to cover; smooth into an even layer. Repeat process with remaining cookies and mousse until pan is full.


      Press plastic wrap directly onto surface, and refrigerate torte until firm, at least 3 hours or up to 2 days.



 Invert torte onto a serving plate; unmold, using overhang to coax it out.
 Remove plastic wrap. Dust with cocoa.

Optional, add raspberries. Happy Valentine day!