Tuesday, June 11, 2013

German Chocolate Mousse

I'm in the process of moving into my new studio apartment! Unfortunately that requires the going through of all the crap I've accumulated in the last two years at my apartment at JMU, which feels like it's going to take forever.
I'm still really excited to be a grown-up though! :)

I think I've mentioned before that I hate coconut. Hate. Hate. Hate.
However, when celebrating my dad, his general awesomeness, etc., I make an exception because he loves German Chocolate cake.

For example, this German Chocolate Mousse! It's super easy, when you have a hand mixer or a stand mixer. Not so much when all you have is a whisk. Ouch. My right arm hadn't been so sore since I stopped playing softball! I suppose it's a good way to tone your arms, but yowza!

German Chocolate Mousse
Yield: ~8 servings
Heavy whipping cream- 2 pints (~4 c)
Powdered sugar- 1/2 c
Cocoa powder- 1/2 c
Shredded coconut- 1/4 c
Mini chocolate chips- 1/4 c (more if desired)
Pecans- 1/4 c
1. Toast the coconut- spread evenly in a fry pan and place over medium heat. Stir frequently, as coconut burns very easily. Remove from the heat once the coconut is golden/brown.
2. Whisk heavy cream and powdered sugar until soft peaks form. Stir in cocoa powder; make sure it's well distributed.
3. Now, you have two choices: Mix the coconut, chocolate chips and pecans in and serve, OR scoop the mousse into little bowls/cups and sprinkle the three on top. Up to you!!


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