Like Water for Chocolate


OK, it’s Valentines and as cliché as it is to post something involving chocolate, you’ll thank me for this one. If you have a craving for chocolate mousse but are like me where you don’t want to spend the energy or time making one, and you don’t want to go to a restaurant to just have a quick chocolate fix, give this a try. Honestly.

As most food people know, it’s common knowledge to never mix water with chocolate. When you do you usually end up with a grainy, nasty mess. But… thanks to Hervé This (the father of Molecular Gastronomy) for me chocolate mousse will never be the same.

Basically, you bring 1 part water to boil in a pot, add 3 parts chocolate, preferably  bittersweet, (the good stuff, seriously, use good quality chocolate here). Melt it all down and stir till all the chocolate has dissolved.

chocolate_mousse_molecularHave ready two other mixing bowls, one filled with ice and a little water, the other to sit empty on top the other bowl of ice and water. Pour the chocolate mix into the empty bowl and then whisk like mad. Within a few minutes you’ll have pure – pure – chocolate mousse. Yes. Yes it’s true.

At first I didn’t believe it myself but after trying it out, well… let’s just say I need to hit the gym.

Don’t believe me…  watch Hervé’s friend Heston put it to the test:

Thank you Hervé!


8 Responses to “Like Water for Chocolate”

  1. Posted on February 14th, 2009

    May I tell you that my friend Heston did not participate to the invention of the Chocolat Chantilly? It’s entirely mine.

    Hervé This

  2. Posted on February 16th, 2009

    Oh my god, for real? Chocolate, water, heat, then whisk over ice? That’s it? I gotta try this!!

  3. Posted on February 16th, 2009

    Yes. It’s true. Water and chocolate. That’s all you need. Hervé has been very kind and has allowed me to share a few other recipes which I will post up as soon as I can.

  4. Posted on February 16th, 2009

    I’m in!

  5. Posted on February 18th, 2009

    Wow, this works like a charm! Who knew!

  6. Posted on February 18th, 2009

    We used Lindt 75% Cacao and it was perfect!

  7. Posted on July 6th, 2013

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    to the blogosphere. Short but very accurate information… Thank you
    for sharing this one. A must read article!

  8. Posted on July 7th, 2013

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