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Se7en Mini Chocolate Mousse Pies…

March 19th, 2011 · 5 Comments

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:

  1. Break the chocolate into pieces and melt it carefully with the butter.
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  3. Add the vanilla essence to your melted chocolate mixture.
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  5. Separate your eggs. Beat the egg whites until they are stiff.
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  7. While the egg whites are beating, whisk the yolks and the sugar together until they become thick and pale.
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  9. Add the cooled chocolate mixture to the beaten egg yolks and stir away…
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  11. Add a part of the egg whites to the chocolate mixture and fold it in.
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    Give everyone a turn!!!

  13. Then put the chocolate mixture into the egg whites and gently fold.
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  15. Our resident chef finely chopped some mint leaves and added it to the mousse, but that is purely optional!!!

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:

  1. 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.
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  3. Add the butter to the crushed biscuits and coat the crumbs.
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  5. Drop the crumbs into a muffin pan and compact them together with your fingers or the back of a spoon.
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  7. 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!!!
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  9. 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!!!
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That’s it – a bit of messy fun all in the name of mathematics!!!

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Tags: chocolate · Monday Munchies

5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Karyn // Mar 20, 2011 at 9:51 am

    Wow – yummy! Thanks for all the wonderful recipes. There are some we make regularly now… the breadsticks, the scones, you make it very easy :)
    love, Karyn

  • 2 se7en // Mar 20, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    Oh Karyn I am so pleased our recipes work for you!!! Always good news to hear that we aren’t posting a series of disasters around the world!!! I hope you are having a fun weekend with your cute kids!!!

  • 3 Cheryl // Mar 22, 2011 at 1:44 am

    Oh yum. I’m not surprised they went fast after all that waiting. Plus building up an appetite at the gym. We crush the biscuits in a plastic bag and hit them with a rolling pin. Fun in its own right!

  • 4 se7en // Mar 22, 2011 at 1:54 am

    Aah!!! The Monday Night catchup!!! We had a public holiday here today and so doesn’t feel like the week has begun!!! I tell you chocolate mousse pies was a fine idea!!! I have tried crushing them with a rolling pin but our plastic bags are I think somewhat sub-standard… they never seem to withstand the indefatigable enthusiasm of short chefs!!! And crumbs do scatter far and wide!!! so we contain them in the blender – it works for now!!! Hope you guys have a great week!!!

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