This week's SMS was chosen by Spike of Spike Bakes: easy chocolate mousse! I'll just go ahead and say it (and of course, no offense to Spike intended): I don't like chocolate mousse, or any flavor mousse for that matter. It reminds me of pudding, which I also don't really like. Shane does like mousse though, and since this recipe only called for a few ingredients I figured I'd scale it back and let him give it a shot!
I made 1/3 of the recipe which yielded enough mousse for the dish you see in the photos as well as a tiny ramekin. I spooned some mousse into the bottom of the dish and then to make it look more decorative, I piped a few stars on top. This recipe was simple, simple, simple but it did leave me with a big stack of dirty dishes. We've got an assortment of homemade desserts at our house right now, but when it came time for a snack tonight Shane went straight for this mousse. He declared it a hit - light, fluffy and delicious - something he'd definitely want me to make again!
A big thanks to Spike for her selection this week! You can find the recipe for the chocolate mousse on her site and if you're interested, stop by the SMS site to see how the rest of the bakers fared this week. Whether you're a fan of Valentine's Day or not, I hope you all have a wonderful day with the ones you love!