This month's challenge was hosted by Moogie of Moogie and Pap and the direction from Moogie was to make Francois Payard's Chocolate Mousse (Presented in a different and creative way ) . I thought of a zillion different ways to present the Mousse but seriously it's all been done before, tarts,tortes,frozen,baked in a cake,sandwiched between cookies and I'm sure somewhere along the line someone even tried to fry it ! So I just decided to go with the flow and do something I love and enjoy. While I was picking up groceries this week I kept seeing all the fixings for strawberry shortcake and I thought what about raspberry shortcake with chocolate mousse instead of whipped cream and of course raspberries instead of strawberries. So ta da I give you my take on Chocolate Mousse ,it will be the first time I have ever had it this way-Raspberry Shortcake with Chocolate Mousse !
I used my new miniature angel food cake pans and made tiny little angel food cakes. Yes I'm one of those gadget girls when it comes to baking , aren't we all ? I mean someday someone will be beating down my door for those little angel food cakes ! I used the recipe that came with the pan and they turned out OK,a little too spongy for my liking but not bad. I made up some raspberry syrup from fresh raspberries and put that in the bottom of the serving bowl along with a layer of fresh raspberries. I hollowed out an even larger opening in the center of the cake to make room for the chocolate mousse and filled it to the brim ! I drizzled more raspberry syrup over the whole thing and took chocolate ganache that I had left over from some cream puffs and drizzled that over the entire cake and topped it with a sweet little raspberry ! Yummy, way too rich and something I will only have occasionally-like maybe every Friday ! This challenge reminded me how much I love mousse-it's so light and sweet-it matches the personality of the little angel cakes ! So enjoy my sweet little angels !