I’ve been a little lax in the posting department lately since things have been busy around here! My whole family is around since a new baby joined the family and my parents are here from Ontario and also celebrating 30 years of marriage, so we’re enjoying copious amounts of far-too-rare family time!
Naturally, this means lots of fabulous food, as I come from a family of great cooks, but far too little time spent photographing said food, or using real, shareable recipes to tell you about. But I did recently make this mousse, which was too easy and delicious (if you like Nutella) not to share.
Also, I’m up to 94 posts now (can you believe it??) so I’m pacing myself before the 100th rolls around, since big, exciting changes are in store here at hiddenponies that I can’t wait to share with you all, and we (hint!) want to have things all lined up before the big reveal, and what better occasion than the hundredth post? Keep your eyes peeled :)
For now, calm your suspense and gather the whole 4 ingredients you need to whip up a batch of this light, fluffy Nutella mousse! Carl figures he will never be able to eat Nutella on toast again after enjoying it in mousse texture. I’m not so easily thrown off my breakfast chocolate, but I do think I’ll have to make this again with plain dark chocolate spread since, good as this was, I’m not as much a Nutella fanatic as some people. And really, dark chocolate mousse can only be an improvement on pretty much anything.
- ½ cup hazelnut chocolate spread, such as nutella
- 2 tbsp water
- 1 tbsp butter, softened
- ¾ cup heavy whipping cream
- 12 toasted hazelnuts, halved (optional)
- In heatproof bowl over saucepan of hot (not boiling) water, melt chocolate spread with 2 tbsp water until smooth; stir in butter. Keep warm. (You can also do this step on medium power in the microwave).
- In separate bowl, whip cream; fold one-third into chocolate mixture. Fold in remaining cream. Divide among four small serving bowls. Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours. Garnish with hazelnuts if using, or a dollop of whipped cream.