Saturday, August 18, 2007

Chocolate Mousse

My first time making chocolate mousse- A success! I got this recipe off of "Usborne First Cookbooks- Sweet Things" and this is the recipe:*this recipe is best for chocolate lovers since semi-sweet may be a bit too strong for others. Try substituting semi-sweet for something else*
4 squares (which I supposed was oz) semi-sweet chocolate
4 eggs
1 T water
-Break the chocolate into a bowl. Add a tablespoonful of water. Heat some water in a saucepan until simmering.
-Stand the bowl over the pan. When the chocolate melts, stir it until smooth, then put it to one side to cool.
- Separate the egg whites from the yolks. To do this you need two bowls. Crack each egg over one of the bowls, then slip the yolk from one half of the shell to the other. The white will slip into the bowl from below. Put the yolk in the other bowl.
- Beat the egg yolks until smooth, then slowly stir them into the chocolate.
- Add a pinch of salt to the egg whites and whisk them until they stand up in peaks.
- Gently fold the egg whites into the chocolate mixture and turn it over lightly until it is evenly mixed. Do not beat it.
- Carefully pour the mousse into a serving dish and put it in the refrigerator for a few hours. When it is set, sprinkle grated chocolate on it. Serve it with cream.
1. Stirring melted chocolate
2. Whipping egg whites
3. Mixing chocolate mixture with whisked egg whites
4. after all ingredients are incorporated
5. After 3 hours of refrigeration

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

New bento boxes!

Just yesterday, I went to Japan Home Center after summer school to check if they had anything new..and they did! There's a whole line of microwavable plastic kitchen items, including rice cookers, water boilers, pans and the bento box set that I ended up buying. What I really liked was the fact that the set came with all the necessities for a two-tier bento- an inner divider, an elastic band, chopsticks, an inner sealer lid for the bottom tier, chopsticks, and even a kinchaku; $5.15 (full price with tax)
*The second bento box was purchased by my friends at AnimeNEXT, which I actually didn't get to go to.. Love ya Pauline+KT!

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