Friday, 26 April 2013

Healthy option for sweet freaks like me!!!

Contrary to the image I portray I have quite a sweet tooth. This constantly leads me to look for ways so indulge it without causing major damage to my waistline. So the other day I decided to give in to a few chocolate fantasies. I decided to make some chocolate mousse. Some of you, who have explored their culinary skills, might know that mousse is made from fattening cream. But the version I make is free of cream and infact is actually a full of protein.
This health upgrade is achieved by swapping cream with tofu (I use Silken Tofu for desserts).  I didn’t click a picture of my final product but here is the recipe. Enjoy it!!
250 gms of cooking chocolate
125 gms of tofu
Sugar to taste (please taste the mousse before adding it in the end as chocolate is already sweet)
3 egg whites (yolk removed)
Method:
Place the chocolate in a saucepan and put the saucepan in a wok with 3 cups of water in it (this is called a double boiler). Place the double boiler on gas to melt the chocolate. After it is melted set the chocolate aside to let it cool.
In a food processor beat the tofu into a smooth paste and add the cooled chocolate into it to make a creamy smooth chocolate mixture.
Using an electric beater beat the egg whites till they form soft peaks when u remove the spoon. 
Mix the chocolate miture very gently with the egg whites…..just fold, don’t stir.
When thoroughly mixed….pour into a bowl and put it in the fridge to set for 4 hours.