Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Combo Recipe 1 - Chocolate and avocado Mmmmmousse

Simple too make with 4 ingredients and has no dairy whatsoever as I used 100% Cacao as I like it very rich,I used Willie's World Class Cacao as for me it has best flavour of all chocolate products on the market. Chocoholics Visit his website it rocks best chocolate bar none . You can choose too add a lower cacao solid if you wish or even the milk choc but this combo does not work with white choc. Also make sure your avocado is very ripe!!!
Important equal quantities of avocado, Brown sugar and chocolate. Ratio I used 200g is roughly 4-6 portions.
This will give you balance between the Flavours.
A squeeze of lemon juice is to aid this balance as it is a gastric. (Balancing Flavours and gastric lessons too come in future posts)
The Techniques  
You will need one of these a ban-marie, which is just a glass bowl over a saucepan with cold water. Do not let the water touch the bottom of the Bowl hugely important!!
Break up the chocolate into small evenly sized pieces and place in the Ban marie bowl place Ban marie on a medium heat and allow the chocolate to melt. Two important rules of melting chocolate in a ban marie are do not stir too much otherwise the chocolate could separate and if the water in the saucepan for the ban-marie begins to boil take it off heat and let the steam do the work.
Once the chocolate has melted incorporate the sugar and mashed up avocado add a squeeze of lemon and mix together. If the mixture is lumpy then you can blend it to achieve a smoother result. I have chosen to add some chopped up blanched pistachios as a garnish mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmjoy.


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