I really tried to not eat sweets after the holidays. I meant to stick with my promise to be good. But, what does one do when everybody in the house is craving sweets? Well, one thinks of a reason to make something! I came up with my rationale easily. I visited Dorie Greenspan's webpage, French Fridays with Dorie, to see what I was supposed to be making...I have been a bit lax lately and thought I would make an effort to get back in the groove. I was in luck! This was the week for Michel Rostang's Double Chocolate Mousse Cake. There couldn't have been anything that would have had more appeal.
The wonderful aroma that wafted through the house had everybody anxiously waiting...but there were questions...."What? It has to cool for how long? Then it has to chill for how many hours? Geeez mom!" Oh, but it was well worth the wait!
This was an easy cake to make. The mousse was smooth, like velvet....just like the first bite..this cake is velvety and rich. It isn't overly sweet. It just has a wonderfully deep chocolate flavor that had all of us savoring each bite.
I hope that Santa brought you Dorie's cookbook, Around My French Table. It is a delightful read packed with super recipes. (You can find the recipe on page 446.) If Santa didn't put a copy in your stocking maybe he will bring you one for Valentine's Day! ....or bring you one, just because!
I am linking this to French Fridays with Dorie. Stop by if you have time and take a look at the variety of recipes that have been made and what is coming up!