Chocolate Hazelnut Mousse #ChocolateParty

Chocolate Hazelnut Mousse | Bakewell Junction - LIght and luscious; great all the time!

Chocolate Hazelnut Mousse | Bakewell Junction

I would have shared this post with you a week ago but my first try at making mousse was a failure.  It never set up and was kinda soupy.  The taste was great but it just wasn’t mousse.  To add to my disappointment, the recipe was supposed to be easy.  I set about trying to find a better recipe and one of the comments on a recipe I was considering (can’t remember which one) recommended Wolfgang Puck’s recipe which turned out wonderfully.

You’ll love this recipe.  It’s delicious and addicting.  There isn’t an overwhelming flavor of hazelnuts, so if you’re not a fan of hazelnuts, don’t worry you’ll just wonder why it tastes so good.  I would recommend using individual sized containers to hold the mousse otherwise you might find yourself eating an entire recipe of mousse spoonful after spoonful – just sayin’.

The reason for this recipe combination is the Chocolate Party hosted by Roxana’s Home Baking.  I like hazelnuts and who doesn’t love chocolate?

Enjoy!

Chocolate Hazelnut Mousse | Bakewell Junction

Chocolate Hazelnut Mousse

Yield:  8 servings                 Cook Time:  10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 4 egg yolks
  • 3/4 cup sugar, divided
  • 5 ounces semi-sweet chocolate (I used Ghirardelli semi-sweet chocolate chips)
  • 5 ounces milk chocolate (I used Ghirardelli milk chocolate chips)
  • 1 tablespoon Frangelico
  • 1 teaspoon hazelnut extract
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 8 large egg whites
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • whole hazelnuts for garnish

Directions:

Step 1:  In a large bowl combine egg yolks and 1/4 cup sugar; set aside.  Melt chocolate over hot water or in the microwave.  Stir chocolate to ensure it’s of smooth consistency.  My chocolate had little lumps that were difficult to smooth out.

Step 2:  Bring cream to a boil in a small sauce pan.  Mix cream into the melted chocolate until completely combined.  Let cool for 5 to 10 minutes.  Mix the Frangelico and hazelnut extract into the chocolate mixture.  Mix the chocolate mixture slowly into the egg yolk mixture so the yolks don’t begin to cook.  Set aside.

Step 3:  Using a stand mixer with the whisk attachment, mix egg whites and lemon juice.  Beat until soft peaks appear.  Add 1/2 cup sugar and continue beating on high until stiff and shiny.

Step 4:  Fold 1/3 of the egg whites into the chocolate mixture.  Repeat with the remaining egg whites in two equal additions.  Spoon or pour into individual serving bowls and refrigerate six hours to overnight.  Garnish with whole hazelnuts before serving.  Try not to eat the entire recipe.

Enjoy!

Recipe adapted from Wolfgang Puck’s Heavenly Chocolate Mousse.

Tips:  Store in the refrigerator.

Our #ChocolateParty June theme is hazelnuts and chocolate.  If you’d like to join in, please follow these rules:

1.)  Blog about your chocolate treat.  Your recipe must include the two ingredients we choose.  It can be a simple no bake treat or a sophisticated layer cake; the complexity level of the recipe is totally up to you.
2.)  Include a link back to the Chocolate party page.  Optionally, add the Chocolate Party logo in your blog post or on your sidebar.
3.)  Your recipe must be published during the current month.  Please do not link old recipes, they will be deleted.

Add your link to the Chocolate Hazelnut Party.

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31 thoughts on “Chocolate Hazelnut Mousse #ChocolateParty

  1. Soupy mousse definitely sounds like letdown so I’m glad you found this recipe to share – it looks amazing! I love the combination of chocolate and hazelnuts, so I wouldn’t complain with a giant bowl to spoon up 😉

  2. I so love chocolate and hazelnut in combination And mousse is something crave all the time!!! This is a recipe made in heaven…. I am pinning and trying this out!!! 🙂
    XoXoX Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

  3. A wonderful combination of flavors!! Thanks for sharing with us on The Four Seasons Blog Hop and glad to hear you found the right recipe:) Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

  4. Love that you pointed out a better recipe and the first one you tried did not work. Chocolate and Sunshine would love this chocolate party so I will share online and she will probably see it.

  5. Yum this sounds delicious. I LOVE chocolate mousse and the added hazelnut flavoring is a nice touch. Thanks for sharing it on Merry Monday. Hope to see see you again tomorrow.

  6. This looks delicious. I have never tried making mousse before. But the chocolate hazelnut combo sounds very tempting. Thanks for stopping by and sharing with Kids and a Mom in the Kitchen. Hope to see you again this coming Friday.
    Have a great day

  7. Hazelnut is such a great partner with chocolate! Nice to see a chilled dessert to prepare as the temps are rising so quickly here in the South. Happy Summer!!!!
    ROZ

  8. Your Chocolate Hazelnut Mousse really does look addictive, Annamaria! I would love to try it – and luckily I have a bottle of Frangelico languishing in our liquor cabinet 🙂 Pinned to my desserts board. Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop.

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  10. I recently made a key lime mousse, and I have to say, I’m really liking mousses! Chocolate and hazelnut sounds like a tasty combo I need to try. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by and sharing this recipe with us – you’re featured this week on Five Friday Finds! I’m looking forward to what you share this week. 🙂

  11. I’ve never tried to make mousse before. Great directions! I pinned this to the Tasty Tuesdays Pinterest board. Thanks for linking up at Creative K Kids a couple of weeks ago 🙂

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