Really we were celebrating Pi-Day… Yes I am a mathematician at heart… So while we were making chocolate mousse we decided to turn them into mini pies…
Let’s Meet The Players:
For the Mousse: You can double this recipe quite easily, but we only had one slab of chocolate in the house.
- 100 g dark chocolate
- 50 g butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
- 2 eggs
- 1 Tablespoon caster sugar
For the pie crusts:
- 1/2 a packet of tennis biscuits
- 2 tablespoons of melted butter
Let’s Play The Game:
Step 1: The Mousse:
- Break the chocolate into pieces and melt it carefully with the butter.
- Add the vanilla essence to your melted chocolate mixture.
- Separate your eggs. Beat the egg whites until they are stiff.
- While the egg whites are beating, whisk the yolks and the sugar together until they become thick and pale.
- Add the cooled chocolate mixture to the beaten egg yolks and stir away…
- Add a part of the egg whites to the chocolate mixture and fold it in.
- Then put the chocolate mixture into the egg whites and gently fold.
- Our resident chef finely chopped some mint leaves and added it to the mousse, but that is purely optional!!!
Give everyone a turn!!!
This is when you would normally stop and place your mousse into serving bowls and leave to set in the fridge… but we decided to go on…
Step 2: The biscuit pie crust:
- We placed some tennis biscuits into the blender (we don’t own a food processor and this does the trick) for a batch of biscuit crumbs.
- Add the butter to the crushed biscuits and coat the crumbs.
- Drop the crumbs into a muffin pan and compact them together with your fingers or the back of a spoon.
- Place your mousse into muffin tins, on top of the biscuit crumbs, and then place the tray into the fridge for a couple of hours. Or as long as your chefs can stand it!!!
- This is when all photography fell apart as we waited and waited!!! Once your mousse has set… we eventually went out to gym and stopped watching them… you can carefully ease them out of the muffin pan with a sharp knife. And I would have a photograph but as they popped out the pan they were eaten… but here’s my one before it vanished!!!
That’s it – a bit of messy fun all in the name of mathematics!!!