Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Chocolate Mousse with Agar Agar



This is the first time I made mousse and I didn’t go for the classic mousse recipe with egg whites but tried a round-about recipe using agar agar. I used this recipe from Priya’s blog.



But I went wrong with the amount of agar agar and I had to pass off the dish as chocolate custard :-), especially since I didn’t use agar agar flakes but a sheet. Here in this post I have given the proportion of agar agar that will work and you won’t end up with custard.

Ingredients

4 cups milk,
2 tbsps cornflour,
8 tbsps sugar,
2 tbsps cocoa powder,
½ cup chocolate chips,
20 grams agar agar,
1 tsp vanilla extract,
2 cups cream

Method

Mix the cornflour, cocoa powder with half a cup of milk and keep aside.

Bring the remaining milk to a boil with the sugar.

Add the chocolate chips and the cocoa-cornflour paste to the boiling milk and stir continuously. Switch off the heat and let it cool.

Beat the cream until it turns fluffy.

In another pan boil about half a cup of water and add the agar agar. If you are using the agar agar sheet, you will find it useful to tear it into small pieces before adding it to the water. Cook until it dissolves.

Add the agar agar mixture and cream to the chocolate custard. Mix it well and pour into individual bowls. Let it reach room temperature.

Keep it refrigerated for at least two hours before serving.

Decorate it with chocolate vermicelli or chocolate chips or whatever takes your fancy.