Here is another mousse from Nigella Lawson’s Forever Summer, it’s not full of mousses, I just seem to be in mousse mode at the moment! Nigella says the mint makes it a Summery dessert and you know she is right.
I spent ages looking for mint chocolate when Nigella Lawson’s Forever Summer came out, but to now avail, although I would add that I was not au fait with the internet then. I know some criticize Nigella for including ingredients that are hard to find, but I know I’m not alone in enjoying the challenge of foodie hunting - finding different ingredients. Last week I spotted it though, and had to buy it of course.
Fortunately because I’ve been re-reading the book again recently I actually managed to remember what I wanted it for! For this is the downside of hunting for ingredients, by the time you find them you can’t remember what it was you wanted them for in the first place. I used to be able to remember, but once you get beyond a certain number of cookbooks it becomes harder, well that and life’s general requirements.
I bought Lindt mint chocolate, and it was smooth and minty without being too dark. I’m not advertising here, just saying what I bought!
I got 12 small cups of mousse, and they were rich, so this was fine by me. There were a couple leftover, and they came to no harm in the fridge overnight. They set to a good texture as well, not to as far gone as to be cakey , but firm enough to hold, and no cream so the chocolate taste was undiluted minty and pure. Mint leaf decoration optional!