I really wanted to stay true to Dorie’s top secret chocolate mousse recipe this week. But after falling one ounce short of the required 3.5 ounces of bittersweet chocolate from my already open bag, I didn’t have the heart to open an entirely new bag of bittersweet chocolate chips just for the ounce. So, I improvised and added one ounce of butterscotch chips from an already open bag!
This was a simple and delicious dessert, but I was a bit surprised that it was not as “show-stopping” as Dorie’s other desserts. I’m glad the dollop of whipped cream was there to jazz up the presentation, and I added a few butterscotch chips as well. The mousse itself had a smooth, silky texture, which I enjoyed. I wanted to make this for my nieces who are visiting this week, but I was worried about the raw eggs in the recipe. So, they’ll have to wait a bit longer to try this recipe.
This top secret chocolate mousse was made as a part of French Fridays with Dorie, a group of bloggers who make recipes from Dorie Greenspan’s Around My French Table: More Than 300 Recipes from My Home to Yours.