Chocolate and Amaretto Mousse in Almond Lace Bowls

TOTAL TIME: 2 hr 5 min
Prep: 25 min
Inactive Prep: 1 hr 20 min
Cook: 20 min
 
YIELD: 4 servings
LEVEL: Easy

ingredients

CHOCOLATE AND AMARETTO MOUSSE:
    ALMOND LACE BOWL:
    • 1/2 cup toasted almond slivers
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      Directions

      For the chocolate and amaretto mousse: Heat the cream in a small pot over medium heat. Once it starts to steam, remove from the heat and whisk in the chocolate until melted. Let cool. Carefully add the cooled chocolate cream, 2 tablespoons at a time, into a bowl with the egg yolks, mixing continuously. Stir in the amaretto. Beat the egg whites and sugar in a bowl to form a meringue, and then fold into the chocolate mixture. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour.

      For the almond lace bowls: Combine the butter, corn syrup and sugar in a pot over medium heat until simmering. Whisk together the flour and almonds, and then stir into the butter mixture, 1 minute. Transfer to a bowl and refrigerate covered, 1 hour.

      Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

      Scoop tablespoons of batter and roll into balls. Place 3 inches apart on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet (only 4 balls per row), and bake until golden, 10 minutes. Let cool until they can be touched, but are still warm enough to be pliable. Place on top of a small inverted bowl to shape, and then let cool until hardened completely, 2 minutes.

      Transfer the chocolate mousse to a piping bag and pipe into the almond lace bowls. Garnish with toasted almonds.

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      • on May 22, 2013

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        The skill level for this recipe should be changed to intermediate. It will take a lot more practice for me to get the almond lace bowls right. And I think the mouse consistency was a little thick. I'm going to have to work on that too. Overall it was a nice, rich sugar buzz to punctuate a meal.

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      • on September 17, 2012

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        I tried this recipe and it was a little more work than I expected, but the finished desert was impressive to look at and delicious. The one change I had to make was in making the balls of dough much smaller; the larger ones melted and spread out across the baking pan into one big sheet of cookie. I did 4 small balls per baking sheet; this made it easier to shape the cookies as they cooled.

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