Have you ever seen the show Master Chef? I’ve been super into it for the past few months but it just recently ended. I won’t spoil the ending but I am going to spoil one of the challenges. Gordon Ramsey, Joe Bastianich, and Graham Elliot all picked their favorite chocolate desserts and the contestants had to make all three in a very limited time. The culprits were chocolate lava cake, chocolate souffle, and a luscious chocolate mousse. What caught my attention was when the judges sampled the mousse. With twist of the spoon they removed a cork of perfectly fluffy, light, mousse. I was so inspired by the cork of chocolate that I made my own mousse the next day. Instead of corking it (definitely a made up term) I decided to garnish my mousse with the extra chocolate crumbs from the Milk Bar Chocolate-Chocolate Cookies. This mousse didn’t come out as airy as I would have liked so next time I’m going to whip it with my stand-mixer. The flavor was on point though and complimented by the texture and bitterness of the chocolate crumb. One day I will master the perfect mousse cork!
Recipe by: Martha Stewart