Chocolate + Nutella + Mousse = 3 of my favorite things. Woo hoo! I was very excited to try out this recipe. Combining three of my favorite treats into one dish? Divine!
Overall, this was a pretty easy recipe to put together. The ingredients were all straight forward and common. If it didn't require some chilling time, it'd almost be something that you could throw together at the last minute. Like Summer mentioned, the most time consuming part of the recipe was chopping the chocolate. Boy do I need some practice chopping chocolate! Beth's tips were definitely helpful, but my poor weak wrist was crying for a reprieve by the time I was nearing the end of the chopping. LOL! Maybe my knife needs some sharpening too.
I took a cue from Summer and made up an extra batch of whipped cream to dollop the top. We also got some huge strawberries today, so naturally I had to add those as a garnish as well!
The flavor of this mousse was intensely rich. I couldn't even finish my glass! But it was definitely delicious! My only concern was the texture. For some reason, it was a little gritty. I'm not sure what might have caused this. I don't know if it was the cream (over whipped?) or maybe the quality or consistency of the chocolate (combination of Ghiradelli's and Baker's). This is something I'll have to be on the look out for the next time I make this. Because, oh yes, there will be a next time! :D
I have to say, adding the strawberries was the perfect finishing touch. I mean, who doesn't like chocolate and strawberries? Overall, this made for quite the delicious Valentine's treat!