Chocolate cream with a crunch, irish coffee mousse


Chocolate cream with a crunch, irish coffee mousse
This is a chocolate cream with chopped candied grapefruit peel and caramelized nuts added to give bit of crunch. The small pot of cream is topped with an Irish coffee mousse (flavours of coffee, fresh cream, sugar and whisky).
217,259 14/5 for 9 ratings
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Last modified on: March 11th 2011

For 6 people, you will need:

Change those ingredients for: 2 people 3 people 6 people 12 people 18 people

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Time required for this recipe:
PreparationCookingStart to finish
47 min.12 min.59 min.
Keeping: Several days in the fridge, covered by a plastic film.
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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 5 min.
Chocolate cream with a crunch, irish coffee mousse : Photo of step #1
In a pan pour 250 ml whole milk, 250 ml cream and ½ vanilla pod.

Bring to the boil. Remove from heat, cover and leave to stand about 10 minutes.

Stage 2 - 5 min.
Chocolate cream with a crunch, irish coffee mousse : Photo of step #2
Meanwhile, break 200 g chocolate, then with a large broad-bladed knife, chop roughly.

The aim is to get chocolate pieces as small as possible so that they melt quickly in hot milk.

Stage 3 - 3 min.
Chocolate cream with a crunch, irish coffee mousse : Photo of step #3
In a bowl, put 3 egg yolks and 50 g caster sugar, beat briefly with a whisk.

Stage 4 - 2 min.
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Pour hot milk onto mix while stirring.

Stage 5 - 3 min.
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Clean pan, and pour mix back in through a strainer.

Stage 6 - 7 min.
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Put pan on medium heat and cook as for custard (crème anglaise).

Stage 7 - 2 min.
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As soon as it's cooked, add chocolate.

Stage 8 - 2 min.
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Stir until all chocolate is melted and makes the chocolate cream (taste it, it's already delicious).

Cover and leave to cool.

Stage 9 - 5 min.
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Cut 50 g Candied grapefruit peel into very small pieces.

Stage 10 - 10 min.
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Prepare Irish coffee mousse: into a gourmet whip pour 50 ml Sugar syrup, 50 ml cold coffee, 125 ml liquid cream and 25 ml whisky.

Stage 11 - 5 min.
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A short time before serving, prepare small pots: half fill with chocolate cream.

Add a layer of nuts and candied peel.

Stage 12 - 5 min.
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Fill almost to the top with chocolate cream.

Stage 13 - 5 min.
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And top with a layer of Irish coffee mousse.

Stage 14
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Serve without waiting, otherwise nuts and grapefruit peel will lose their crunch.

Add a stip of candied grapefruit peel, and for example finger biscuits.

Remarks

If you don't have a gourmet whisk, make a classic chantilly cream with double or whipping cream (not pouring cream) that you mix with coffee+whisky+syrup, and then whip as usual. You can also use a simple chantilly.

You can replace Whisky by Bailey's, the mousse will be a bit less alcoholic.

If you will think that there are not enough photos of preparing mousse, you're right. I have forgot to take them when preparing recipe. I'll do it next time, I promise...

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
3,159 Kcal or 13,226 Kj42 gr249 gr215 gr
158 %16 %24 %33 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
261 Kcal or 1,093 Kj3 gr21 gr18 gr
13 %1 %2 %3 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
526 Kcal or 2,202 Kj7 gr42 gr36 gr
26 %3 %4 %5 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Source

Home made, but this recipe is warmly dedicated to my friend Conor from Dublin, who taught me how to make Irish Coffee in AltaMira a long time ago.

More recipes?

This recipe uses (among others)
Whole milkWhole milk: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Creamy plum and pear clafoutis, Gâteau Basque , Gratin Dauphinois, Cannelés, Potimarron and leek soup, ... All
CreamCream: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Stock-pot fish , Spaghetti Carbonara, Feta and spinach brik pie, Baked potoatoes with herb butter or cream , Blanquette of veal, ... All
ChocolateChocolate: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Chocolate thins with toasted nuts, Half-cooked chocolate cake with raspberry coulis, Flaky brownie brioche, Brownie, Chocolate sauce, ... All
Liquid creamLiquid cream: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Turnip and sesame puree (tahina) soup, Cauliflower curry, Rustic chicken and mushroom pie, Tagliatelle and courgette spaghetti, carbonara style, Artichoke hearts forestier , ... All

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