The Distracted Cook had never heard of Maple Mousse before, much less ever thought about making one and serving it up as dessert. But this month’s challenge from The Daring Baker was about to change all of that!
This is what they looked like before they went into the oven to bake and brown:
The gelatin goes into a bit of the cream to dissolve, then into the microwave to be sure it is dissolved! Then this goes into the egg and syrup mixture and it sits for a while – until it is thickened and ready for the next step.
Now the fun part comes — adding the rest of the cream which has been whipped.
After all the whipped cream is folded in, the pan goes into the refrigerator for at least an hour. Then it is time to put the Maple Mousse into our little bite-size containers! Yes, it’s party time!
After looking at them sitting on the plate, I decided they needed something for a little contrast. Bacon! Bacon goes with maple – so let’s chop up some cooked bacon and sprinkle it on top!
Back to the plate for our delicious bites, and we are almost finished. Here they are ready to join the party:
While these are certainly delicious as they are, there are some problems that The Distracted Cook has with the way she made them. The containers are lovely but Oh! Too Sweet! Next time half the amount of sugar and maybe some nuts into the mixture. The mousse itself is really quite flavorful, but it is also on the sweet side. I am thinking that tomorrow morning the remaining mousse left in the pot will go on top of some pancakes or waffles – that will be fantastic.
If you would like to have a mousse or two in your kitchen, join us at The Daring Kitchen – the recipes along with many wonderful pictures are waiting to welcome you!