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!
13,4904.8/5 for 16 ratings
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Last modified on: November 26th 2017

For 12 people, you will need:

Change those ingredients for: 4 people 6 people 12 people 24 people 36 people

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Time required for this recipe:
PreparationCookingStart to finish
28 min.27 min.55 min.
Keeping: 1 or 2 hours in the fridge.
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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.
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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 chocolate.

Stage 4 - 2 min.
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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.
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Fold in 100 g egg yolk, then the toasted ground hazelnuts.

Stage 6 - 5 min.
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Beat 200 g egg white with 1 pinch fine (or table) salt.

Stage 7 - 2 min.
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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.
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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.
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Then pour this mixture into the rest of the egg whites and fold in gently.

Stage 10
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To make transferring the mousse into dishes easier, you can use a forcing bag.

Stage 11 - 6 min.
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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
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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).

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Source

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

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ChocolateChocolate: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Nanou's chocolate cake, Hot chocolate, Chestnut Fudge Cupcakes, Chocolate mousse, Moist chocolate cake, ... All
Liquid creamLiquid cream: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: French custard tart, Rabbit civet "à la normande", Pasta with mushrooms, Fillets of sole Dieppoise, Breton leek and mushroom tart, ... All
Egg whiteEgg white: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Almond tuiles, Cigarettes Russes (Piroulines), Baked Alaska, Almond dacquoise, Pistachio powder or paste, ... All
Caster sugarCaster sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Tatin apple diplomat tart, Almond macaroon cake, Hazelnut and orange cake, Brioche Tatin, Apple and almond gratin, ... All

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