Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Chocolate Mousse Pie | Less Bake Quickie Recipe & A Birthday Wish

I was inspired to make this pie after reading Thin Mint Pie from My baking addiction. I would say this is one of my keeper recipes. I made this for mom, dad and hubby dears and they all loved it. The crunchy base and the melt-in-d-mouth texture of the mousse make a heavenly combination. Hubby's been asking me to make demanding this to be made atleast once every month. And seriously it takes just minutes to whip the mousse and assemble the pie. The mousse is purely vegan with no addition of eggs and is really quick to make. I adapted the mousse recipe partially from Sanjeev Kapoor’s.

That being said, I have been making this frequently for the past 2 months but was not able to post the recipe due to lack of photos... Just like its texture, it just melts off in my huss's mouth in minutes... The whole pie goes whooosh in seconds... No sharing... So I made this again today for my brother's birthday. Wanted to make Lamingtons but had to pack up for my travel and had a busy schedule at work too. So whipped up something easy yet yummy.

So this post and this pie is for you brother... Feast on the pie with ur eyes as of now and when you come to India will be making this for you...
Happy Birthday to dear you... Missing you around... Dont worry I will make the Lamingtons once am back and will give it as a Belated birthday feast...

Oh yeah regarding the travel I am going on a 4-day vacation to my native... Off from work, work (at home) and tensions. Ofcourse I will be missing blogging and all your wonderful posts but will try to catch up once returned... But you won't be free of my posts... I have scheduled some 2 or 3 posts... So do check them out...

~* What U Need *~

For Chocolate Mousse
Dark chocolate, melted - 1/4 cup

Whipping cream - 3/4 cup
Powdered Sugar - 2 tbsp

Fresh cream - 1/2 cup
Chocolate shavings/Cocoa powder - for garnish

For Cookie Base
Digestive biscuits - 1 packet
Butter - 2 - 3 tbsp

Sugar - 1 tbsp (optional)

How I Made it

Cookie Base:
Blend the digestive biscuits along with the butter and sugar.
Adding the sugar is purely optional. You can do this if you are a complete sweet-tooth. Else skip it. I skipped adding sugar.
Tip the cookie mixture onto a plate. And knead it till it comes together to form a dough.
Press the dough into a tart pan firmly.
Bake it for 10 mins or till it turns golden brown.

Chocolate Mousse:
Chill the mixer blades and bowl at least for half an hour.

Whip the whipping cream adding the sugar slowly and increasing the speed gradually till it stands in peaks.
Melt dark cooking chocolate using double boiler or in the microwave oven at high for 1 minute checking every 10 seconds
While still warm, add the fresh cream, and combine well
Add the whipped cream and fold in gently

Dump the chocolate mousse onto the cookie base and level it. Refrigerate for 4 hours.

Slice and Serve!!! When serving, you can sprinkle chocolate shavings on top.

Alter the dark chocolate to your taste. Add more if you want the mousse to be rich in chocolate. The above addition yields a milk chocolate kinda flavor.
Adjust sugar to sweet tooth.
Another option is that you can add chocolate chips to the mousse... The second time that I made this I added chocolate chips and this took the dish to another level.

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  1. wow a sure treat for chocolate lover...looks very delicious..

    Happy bday to ur brother..

  2. wow..this looks great, very tempting one..a must try :)..b'day wishes to ur brother..

  3. Wow...wow...wow....such a delicious and tempting recipe...great melt in mouth texture too...
    Happy b'day to your brother...

  4. Happy birthday wishes to ur brother, mousse pie looks simply divine,wat a fabulous treat for chocoholic person like me..

  5. This looks super delicious. Belated wishes to your brother.

  6. WOW, what a beautiful mousse pie!!! Belated Birthday wishes to your beloved brother! ;)

  7. Pie looks simply wonderful and inviting. Also, belated birthday wishes to your brother.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  8. Looks so tempting and awesome...

    Happy BDAY to your brother...

    Happy journey and enjoy your visit...

  9. woww.. that looks amazing.. Yumm :)

  10. Pie looks fabulous. belated birthday wishes.

  11. Pie looks tempting and delicious...
    Have a nice vacation..

  12. this is really chocolaty............

  13. wow...awesome pie! so delicious! irresistible!
    Happy Birthday to your brother..
    Happy Vacation!

  14. Wishes to ur bro n this is a such an absolute treat..love it..

  15. Love this choclatey pie..looks so yummy...First time here...happy to follow you

  16. Birthday wishes to bro!!! This pie looks so delectable & yummm...Wanna grab a slice right now!!! Btw, just wanted to tell u that vegan means no use of eggs, meat or any other animal products like milk & milk products & even honey!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  17. Convey my birthday wishes to your brother.
    Chocolate pie looks so delicious and tempting that I cannot resist myself.

  18. Pie looks absolutely very tempting!! convey my wishes to ur brother...

  19. A choco mousse pie..even the name makes my mouth water:-) Looks soo yumm

  20. Belated wishes to your brother. And beautiful mousse cake.

  21. happy b'day to ur bro' and cake indeed look so YUM

  22. Belated wishes to your bro! The mousse looks awesome!

  23. the recipe looks like a keeper- thumbs up to this one vimitha ! hey enjoy your holidays and have a blast

  24. That pie looks gorgeous! Happy belated b'day to your bro!!

  25. So luscious, creamy, chocolaty ~ a pure sinful treat!
    US Masala

  26. aaah ... love it! happy birthday to ur brother :)

  27. wow,tat sounds and looks amazing :)


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