Chocolate Mousse Bombes

Finally is back online after a near two day breakdown. Some of my draft posts gone missing including this one. Anyway remember to backup your blog files..just in case.
Here is my post for today.

I got an excuse again to use the silicone mould from Sarah-Jane - I am so happy that this silicone mould works perfectly for this Chocolate Mousse Bombes. As this is my first try on making this dessert, I must say  I have fallen completely in love with it after finished making these pretty little treat for my friend and I received favorable remarks! <3..hehee..

Cake Base

120g Optima flour
1 tbsp Cocoa powder
25g Water
35g Corn oil (to be added last)
1 tsp Vanilla extract
I am submitting this post to Aspiring Bakers #7 – Chocolate Delight (May 2011) hosted by DG from Tested and Tasted .

Chocolate Mousse
35g Semi sweet chocolate
25g Full cream milk or whipping cream
100g Fresh topping cream (whipped)
1 tsp Vanilla extract
1 tbsp Rum
  • Melt the semi sweet chocolate in a double boiler or microwave.
  • Boil about 100ml or little more full cream milk or whipping and measure 25g to the melted chocolate, stir till smooth with a hand whisk, add vanilla extract and rum, set aside.(make sure this is cool before adding the whipped cream)
  • Whisk fresh topping cream to soft peak form and mix well to the chocolate.
  • Melt about 400g semi sweet chocolate in double boiler or microwave and stir to smooth.
  • Scoop the melted chocolate and fill each cavity halfway (you can do two cavities at a time or all the 4 you are comfortable with ) and tilt the silicone mould to be sure each cavity is coated clear to the tops all around.
  • Invert mould over with a plastic sheet underneath to catch the drippings. Let the excess chocolate drip out.
  • Use a small spatula or scraper to scrape off drippings level at tops of each cavity.
  • Tap the silicone mould down on the table to eliminate air bubbles. 
  • Place silicone mould on a square tray for support and put it in the refrigerator for 2-3 minutes for the chocolate to set.
  • Take out silicone mould from refrigerator and fill melted chocolate in each cavity approximately 1/4 full and use a small brush pull coating up the sides of each cavity. Be sure cavity are completely and evenly coated and return the mould to the refrigerator. Finish with a third coat if you think the chocolate is not thick enough.
  • Before you add the mousse filling into the cavity, gently pull the sides of the mould a little to make sure the solid chocolate is not breakable.
  • Using a suitable round cutter, cut out 4 rounds from the cake.
  • Pipe mousse into each cavity and use a spatula to level the mousse.
  • Top each mould with a round cake and place in refrigerator for 2 hours or till next day.
  • To remove the Chocolate Mousse Bombes, pull the sides of the silicone mould a little and then hold the silicone mould in two hands and push the section of the mould from beneath, popping the chocolate out of the mould and carefully flip it over and place on a serving plate.
Enjoy & Have a wonderful day!

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