Monday, March 3, 2008

REAL Chocolate Moose

Not sure if this is a "classic" choc moose recipe or not, but it's the one that takes a lot more time than my quickie one last post.

This takes about two hours (including cooling time), whereas my fake one takes about two minutes.

Whut U Knead:
1/2 pound dark cookin' chocolate (about 225 grams)
3 tbsp powdered sugar
3 tbsp strong coffee NOTE: my strong coffee is what truckers and warehousemen drink, so don't use my coffee, eh?
2 large egg yolks or 3 small egg yolks*
1 and 1/4 cups whipping cream

*if you aren't using the leftover egg whites for meringue, then you can freeze them for future use

Whut U Due:
Melt the choc in a double boiler. If you don't have a double boiler, then just put a metal or glass  mixing bowl on top of a saucepan of simmering water, very simple. Chuck in the sugar, egg yolks, and coffee and whisk it all up. Stir while it thickens (takes a min or two to thicken). Set the bowl (or top of double boiler) aside to cool slightly.

While the mix is cooling, whip the whipping cream. I'd suggest putting it in a bowl first, and an electric mixer is much faster than whisking it; just a tip!

Once the choc mix is cool enough (if you can put your pinky finger in it and hold it there for a few seconds, then it's cool enough), add the whipped cream and GENTLY stir it through.

Spoon the finished moose into serving glasses, and then fridge 'em for an hour or two.

For serving, try grating some chocolate over the top, you can also drizzle cherry or orange liquer over the top for serving. If you've got the money, drizzle some Grand Marnier over the top when serving. Sliced strawberries go well with it too, and a mint leaf for garnish is always a nice touch.

For a drink accompanianment (is that how you spell that word???), try a nice shooting sherry.


Suzer said...

Choc moose is always well worth the time taken. Had no idea it contained coffee though.

Alaskan Dave Down Under said...

If you're going to have the sugar, you might as well have the caffiene too :)