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Monday, August 22, 2005

Brazilian Sampling - Mousse de Castanhas de Caju e Chocolate

  • 2 oz dark unsweetened chocolate (2 squares)
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 1 cup roasted cashew nuts, finely ground
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 5 egg whites

    Break the chocolate into small pieces and put with 2 to 3 tablespoons of water into the top of a double boiler over boiling water. Add the sugar and stir until the chocolate is melted and the sugar dissolved. Remove the pan from the heat and beat in the egg yolks, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the ground cashew nuts. Beat the cream until it stands in firm peaks and fold it into the chocolate mixture. Beat the egg whites until they stand in firm peaks and fold into the chocolate mixture, lightly but thoroughly. Pour into a 1-quart souffle dish and refrigerate overnight or for several hours. Serve, if liked, with sweetened whipped cream.


Anonymous Anonymous said...


Maybe it's just me, but I was looking at the receipe . . .

"-5 egg yolks
-1 cup roasted cashew nuts, finely ground
-1 cup heavy cream
-5 egg whites"

Then I saw the word "Chocolate" in the title . . .

I had to do this double-take about four times to be certain, but where's the chocolate?

8:45 AM

Blogger Jim said...

OH ...
THAT ...

You are just supposed to imagine the chocolate :)

Thanks Fif!

1:42 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, not Fif, but close . . .
I forgot to leave my name, to add a layer of enigma . .

9:49 AM

Blogger Jim said...

OH, sorry Adam!!

With the chocolate reference I figured it would have to be the Fif!

Thanks for noticing the omission, really, it would not be the same without it :)

Ate Mais, Zhim

3:50 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh anonymous, you wise one.

He left out the major food group. How can anyone "imagine" chocolate.

THE anonymous MOM,

The Fif

9:03 PM

Blogger Jim said...

... she says ... to the only person on the planet who has had a chocolate bar in their fridge for a year without so much as a passing interest in opening it :)

10:07 PM


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