Baking wins! Choc-coated mousse balls and strawberry soufflé

No, mousse, not moose. (Weirdo.) And I’m not talking about the kind of velvety, light, fluffy mousse that would normally appear in this household on a whim of my Hubs. I’m talking about the kind of mousse that you ruin because you overcook the custard, and it becomes hard and thick and gluggy. Delicious, but not quite right. That kind of mousse. Hubs’ solution? Well, Hubs’ solution to most of life’s problems: dip it in chocolate! (Life can get messy around here!)

This is probably the most unappealing photo I could have taken of these delightful treats, as I had just taken them out of the freezer, so sorry about that. I rolled them into balls (yes, that was the consistency) and put them in the freezer for a bit, then dipped them in melted 70% dark chocolate. The one at the front left, I dipped in whole and the chocolate set quickly and thickly around the mousse, so for the rest of them I just used a spoon to drizzle the chocolate liberally over them. They were super rich, but super delish! A fail made into a success I’d say!

My second baking venture for the week was in aid of using the up 5 egg whites (after only using the yokes for the mousse) and since strawberries are cheap as at the moment, a soufflé was on the cards. I served these babies up for dessert with friends on Thursday night, after serving a very tasty Guinness Stew for dinner. I’ll let the photos tell you a bit more!

They looked SO impressive and were very light and fluffy and delicious. I actually forgot to put in half of the sugar, so they weren’t too unhealthy (only 1/4 cup of sugar in the whole recipe) and it really didn’t need it to be honest. They were a real hit!

And for the trifecta, I’ve just pulled a dozen scones out of the oven to take to mums group this arvo. Hubs had a hankering the other day, so you know, 2 birds. Luckily they look amazing, so I won’t need to dip anything in chocolate 🙂 The recipe I use is super quick and easy (3 cups SR Flour, 1 cup lemonade, 1 cup cream; stir with a knife, add fruit bits if you like, cook in hot oven – about 220C for 12 minutes) and are great for when people pop in to say hi. Or when I pop out to say hi! Which I’m about to do. Laters!

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