Cigar Flavoured Chocolate Mousse

Cigar Flavoured Chocolate Mousse veg

From   Style Chef
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Prep: 1 hour

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Cook: 15 minutes

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Method: Easy

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Course: Dessert

Dessert

Type: Fusion

This chocolate mousse with the flavour of cigar is a unique but extremely appealing

Ingredients

  • Mousse
  • Dark chocolate, chopped 200 gms
  • Fresh cream 200 gms
  • Rich cream 200 gms
  • Castor sugar 125 gms
  • Cigar flavoured wood chips 2 tsps
  • Almond nougat
  • Almonds, blanched and peeled 30 to 35
  • Sugar 2 cups
  • Amaranth seeds 1 tsp

Methods

  • Melt dark chocolate with fresh cream in a bowl on a double boiler.
  • Take rich cream and castor sugar in another bowl and whisk till well mixed.
  • Add this mixture to the chocolate mixture while it is still on the double boiler and mix well. Remove the bowl from the boiler.
  • Use cigar flavoured wood chips to create the smoke with the help of smoking gun, treat the chocolate-cream mixture with this smoke for 15 minutes.
  • Remove the smoking gun and mix the mixture till it is velvety and smooth. Keep the bowl in the refrigerator to chill.
  • To make almond nougat, roast the almonds in a non-stick pan till they are lightly browned and crisp.
  • Heat sugar in another non-stick pan till it caramelizes.
  • Place roasted almonds on the worktop in a circle, drizzle some caramel on them and let it set.
  • Make some design with the remaining caramel. Pop some amaranth seeds in a yet another non-stick pan and sprinkle it on the caramel design. Let the caramel set.
  • Put the mousse in a piping bag and pipe it into 4 serving glasses. Crush the caramelized almonds and sprinkle on top of the mousse. Garnish with the caramel design and serve immediately.