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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Chocolate Mousse Parfait

I got this from another one of my favorite blogs to read Emily's Experiments. One of the things I love about her blog, is she doesn't just give you the recipe, she tells you how to make things, like a compote, her culinary education shines through. This recipe looked and sounded so decadent, how could I resist this? I hope you enjoy this as much as I did!

Chocolate mousse (you can use a mix, or your favorite recipe)
frozen berries
nuts, toasted (You can toast your own by placing them on a baking sheet and baking at 350 degree for 10 minutes or so.)

Make a berry compote by placing frozen berries, and a sprinkling of sugar and cinnamon (to taste) in a sauce pan. Bring to simmer and let cook until slightly thickened and sugar is dissolved maybe about 10 minutes. Add vanilla and let cool completely. Let chill in the fridge. You can use this compote for so many things-pancakes, toast, scones, with cheesecake, etc.

Layer fresh whipped cream, toasted nuts, chocolate mousse, and berries. It you want to make it pretty and clean, use a pastry bag filled with each component to layer them. Then they go right where you want them to, instead of getting all over the sides of the glasses. Serve immediately or chill until ready to serve.

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