Friday, November 9, 2012

FFwD - Top-Secret Chocolate Mousse - Epic Fail


This week's French Fridays with Dorie recipe was Top-Secret Chocolate Mousse.  Unfortunately, in my case, it was more like Chocolate Soup with Chunky Bits.  As soon as I added the egg yolks to the chocolate, the chocolate seemed to set, so trying to stir egg whites through it was a lost cause.  In the end, it was a sloppy sea of chocolate  with bits of hardened chocolate through it.  Ewww!

As a welcome distraction, I present my Aussie 12 Days of Christmas teatowel that I bought in Daylesford on the weekend:  


 
I think any true blue Aussie would love this teatowel with its Aussie references - where else but Oz would you have 6 boomers hopping or 9 nippers racing?

Also, I discovered some new flavours of Allens lollies this week:



There are caramel chicos (in addition to the ordinary chocolate ones), Milk Bottle Mania (containing chocolate, vanilla, lime, banana and caramel milk bottles), and Mad About Teeth'n'Stuff for lovers of "foam" lollies.  I love the milk bottles and caramel chicos, and am yet to try the teeth etc.

Have a great weekend!

23 comments:

Cindy said...

I had my failure on Tuesday, I guess it's your turn. I'm sorry--it's never fun to spend time making something just to have it fail!
Have a wonderful weekend.

Cher Rockwell said...

Unfortunately, I had a double fail this week - both the muffins from TWD and this mousse. I was about ready to kick myself out of the kitchen on Saturday...
Have a great weekend andlove the tea towel!

Blond Duck said...

Awww. I'm sorry.

Jill said...

It sounds like the top secret part of that recipe is still a secret. Oh well. The towel is cute!

Kari said...

Sorry about the mousse! That is a great tea towel though - very cool indeed. Where did you find it, out of interest?

Lucas @ Coverversions.tv said...

I do my best to weed recipes that have a fail condition out of my repertoire. Too much stress otherwise.

Johanna GGG said...

I think I would be very happy with that teatowel - it would be something to cheer me up if I found the mousse just didn't work - ad I love milk bottle lollies - they taste of childhood

Cakelaw said...

Hi Kari, you can buy the teatowels online here:

http://www.rodriquez.com.au/

Patty said...

Love the tea towel distraction, nothing like a new tea towel to bring happiness to the kitchen ;-)
I'm sorry your chocolate mousse didn't work, how disappointing! Aren't we lucky to find other ways to enjoy our chocolate?!!

Nana said...

Sorry this didn't work for you, adding the eggs was a
bit tricky. I love the tea towel, adorable.

yummychunklet said...

Sorry for the soupy mess. At least you had some good diversions!

Lizzy Do said...

Oh, boy, I hate kitchen failures!!! So sorry...

Lizzy Do said...

So sorry this didn't work! Ugh...so frustrating!!!

Elaine said...

:( I am so sorry this one didn't work for you, but I love the tea towel and lollies! :)

Kari said...

Thanks for the link :) Very much appreciated!

acookingmizer said...

have you tried it again? I think a few of us had issues with our first batches,.. I made five myself and none of it went to waste lol - I have a nearly two year old and a husband that are determined not to let chocolate go to waste around here!
Oh btw, did you see that we are doing a FFWD christmas card exchange? details are on my chocolate mousse post this week!

Kathy said...

So sorry this one didn’t work out…chocolate is very finicky! Love your tea towel!

Rose said...

Sorry to hear that. I hate it when my chocolate seizes up, always seems like such a waste, but sometimes no matter how careful you are, it just happens. Better luck next time.

Candy (Dulce) said...

I love, love the towel!! So cute!

Mine didn't work out very well either, but we ended up having it after dinner and enjoyed it. Though not my favorite recipe. Oh well!!

Maria Zioga said...

Don't worry about the soupy mess...soupy chocolate is still chocolate so...who cares!! About that tea towel....what are boomers and why are they hopping and the nippers where are they racing to? :) :)

Betsy said...

Sorry to hear that your mousse was soupy. The Aussie candy looks like fun, though. And the teatowel is charming.

sanyaliving.com said...

I had pretty much the same luck as you with this recipe and turned to Donna Hay second time around.
Love the tea towel! I'll have to keep an eye out for the lolly combinations!

TeaLady said...

Bummer that the mousse didn't work for you. I was really surprised when my actually came out just fine.

Love the tea towel.