Chocolate mousse with hazelnuts


Chocolate mousse with hazelnuts
Here is a marvellous new chocolate mousse recipe that will delight real chocoholics.

This is a rich, gourmet version, though not over-sweet and with the added crunchy texture of toasted hazelnuts.

You'll love this one!
18,7654.8/5 for 16 ratings
Grade this recipe:

Last modified on: November 26th 2017

For 12 people, you will need:

Change to the quantities for: 4 people 6 people 12 people 24 people 36 people

How long does it take?

Time required for this recipe:
PreparationCookingStart to finish
28 min.27 min.55 min.
At what time?
  • When will I finish if I start the recipe at a certain time?
    When should I start for the recipe to be ready at a certain time?
Work this out...

Keeping:

1 or 2 hours in the fridge.

Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 3 min.
Chocolate mousse with hazelnuts : Photo of step #1
Preheat the oven to 320°F (160°C).

Take 200 g liquid cream out of the fridge.

Lay a sheet of cooking parchment on a baking sheet and spread the 100 g ground hazelnuts out on this.

Stage 2 - 20 min.
Chocolate mousse with hazelnuts : Photo of step #2
Toast in the oven for 20 minutes. This dry roasting brings out the full flavour of the hazelnuts.

Leave to cool.

Stage 3 - 7 min.
Chocolate mousse with hazelnuts : Photo of step #3
Heat a bain-marie and melt 280 g dark chocolate.

Stage 4 - 2 min.
Chocolate mousse with hazelnuts : Photo of step #4
When the chocolate is completely melted, turn off the heat and add 200 g liquid cream (not too cold).

Mix well.

Stage 5 - 4 min.
Chocolate mousse with hazelnuts : Photo of step #5
Fold in 100 g egg yolk, then the toasted ground hazelnuts.

Stage 6 - 5 min.
Chocolate mousse with hazelnuts : Photo of step #6
Beat 200 g egg white with 1 pinch fine (or table) salt.

Stage 7 - 2 min.
Chocolate mousse with hazelnuts : Photo of step #7
Important: the egg white should not be beaten as stiff as for meringue, but only to the "soft" stage, where it just about sticks to the whisk.

This is the secret of a successful chocolate mousse.

Finish by folding in 100 g caster sugar.

Stage 8 - 3 min.
Chocolate mousse with hazelnuts : Photo of step #8
Start by pouring a little of the chocolate mixture into the beaten egg whites and mix in gently (we want to keep the mousse light and fluffy).

Stage 9 - 3 min.
Chocolate mousse with hazelnuts : Photo of step #9
Then pour this mixture into the rest of the egg whites and fold in gently.

Stage 10
Chocolate mousse with hazelnuts : Photo of step #10
To make transferring the mousse into dishes easier, you can use a forcing bag.

Stage 11 - 6 min.
Chocolate mousse with hazelnuts : Photo of step #11
Stand the dishes on a cloth laid on a baking sheet. This makes it easier to move them quickly without them sliding about.

Fill the dishes and cover with plastic film. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

Stage 12
Chocolate mousse with hazelnuts : Photo of step #12
Now just sit back and enjoy watching your guests marvel at the light texture and sublime flavour of this chocolate-hazelnut mousse!

Remarks

You can keep a small quantity of the ground toasted hazelnuts back to use for decorating the top. Another option for decorating: a little candied orange or grapefruit peel or candied fruit.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
3,547 Kcal or 14,851 Kj53 gr301 gr237 gr
177 %20 %28 %36 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
362 Kcal or 1,516 Kj5 gr31 gr24 gr
18 %2 %3 %4 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
296 Kcal or 1,239 Kj4 gr25 gr20 gr
15 %2 %2 %3 %
% 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).

How much will it cost?

Change currency:

Note : These prices are only approximate.

Source

Based on a recipe by the very talented pastry chef Nina Metayer.

More recipes?

This recipe uses (among others)
Dark chocolateDark chocolate: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Chestnut Fudge Cupcakes, Chocolate eclairs, Chocolate mug cake, Pear and chocolate tart with a hint of mint, Chocolate cream, ... All
Liquid creamLiquid cream: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Beurre blanc sauce, Creamy artichokes, Creamy spinach and potato gratin, Little vanilla, clementine and chestnut verrines, Frozen Nougat, ... All
Egg whiteEgg white: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Walnut paste, Ice-cream Vacherin, Almond tuiles, Italian Meringue, Almond dacquoise, ... All
Egg yolkEgg yolk: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Maroilles cheese quiche, Scallops with crunchy vegetables and wine sabayon, Chocolate cream, Breton sablé biscuit dough, Deep leek and potato quiche, ... All

Other recipes you may also like

Doughnuts
Doughnuts
Ring doughnuts are a traditional American treat. In the United States they are part of the culture and come plain or with lots of different icings and toppings. Here is a recipe for plain doughnuts to which you can add your own choice of icing.
23,7714.7/5 for 15 ratings 3 hours 13 min.
How to prepare broccoli
How to prepare broccoli
Broccoli are vegetable cousins to cauliflowers. Here's how to prepare them for using in a recipe.
60,7763/5 for 2 ratings 35 min.
Coconut-vanilla cream for Elsa
Coconut-vanilla cream for Elsa
A dessert in three layers: a first of smooth vanilla cream, a second of coconut cream (also very smooth), and to finish, a thin crunchy layer of coconut tuiles. In the spirit of crème brulée: break through the crisp surface layer to discover the smooth melting coconut and vanilla creams beneath. A...
71,7743.8/5 for 17 ratings 4 hours 58 min.
Butter cream
Butter cream
Butter cream is made with egg yolk, sugar syrup and, of course, butter. These days it has fallen rather out of fashion, probably because it's very rich, but it still has its aficionados. Here is the classic plain version, which you can lighten and flavour as you wish.
63,7594.6/5 for 14 ratings 58 min.
Cherry and pistachio tarts
Cherry and pistachio tarts
A shortcrust pastry case baked with pistachio cream, then topped with Griottine cherries.
62,372 25/5 for 1 ratings 1 hour 20 min.

News list of cooking-ez.com

Sign up to receive the latest recipes (next batch due to be sent on 2020-11-01)

I am not a leaving thing
Note: We'll never share your email with anyone else.

Post your comment or question

I am not a leaving thing

Follow this recipe

If you are interested in this recipe, you can "follow" it, by entering your email address here. You will then receive a notification immediately each time the recipe is modified or a new comment is added. Please note that you will need to confirm this following.
I am not a leaving thing
Note: We'll never share your email with anyone else.
Alternatively: you can subscribe to the mailing list of cooling-ez.com , you will receive a e-mail for each new recipe published on the site.

Back to top of page