Oh! This stuff has such potential. Chocolate caramel mousse. With an artistic sort of a flair- you know, a jaunty little tilt to the whole thing. I have to thank Tartlette for the idea and recipe and the link to the pastry chef. There was a lot of "oh la la-ing" going on in connection with this post, and it wasn't necessarily limited to food. But, sadly, the execution turned out to be a little less than what you might have hoped for - but maybe consistent with Tartlette's experience with other recipes of his. In any event, the caramel mousse was a little gummy - too much gelatin I think! But the chocolate mousse was yummy - light and airy, though I wouldn't hesitate to go back to my usual Joy of Cooking chocolate mousse instead, since I can make that one with my eyes closed.
Anyway, the caramel was lots of fun to make - here it is ready to go into the champage flutes. And here is is again resting on its side to get the proper angle.
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My 12 Favorite Places in the Market, and the 3 things I love about each of them.
DeLaurenti Pat McCarthy’s passion for the business The Americanos, the brownies, the pizza by the slice Um, all the rest of the food, including, but not limited to, the wine, the candied fruit, the cheese, the chocolate, and the filled pasta.
Daily Dozen Donuts Watching the mini-donuts being made right in front of you! The sprinkles. The mohawked donut wrangler who tosses the last donut in your order 5 feet up in the air and catches it in the paper bag.
Le Panier The smell the smell the smell The almond friands The croissants and brioche
Sosio’s Free samples You can handle the fruit and veggies and pick your own They remember me
Jack’s Fish Spot Really fresh fish Good prices and no hype They let us walk around to the back and watch as they filet the salmon
Pike and Western Wine Shop Friday afternoon wine tasting It’s small and manageable the wine, of course!
Bavarian Meats The smell – German butcher shop reminds me of being a kid The women who work there sound like home The BEST selection of Ritter Sport bars in the city.
Sur la Table Fantastic selection of kitchen stuff Nice people who work there The catalog and on-line store
Café Campagne The croque monsieur sandwich - omg The January 20 Buck Duck dinner special The window where you can look in to the kitchen. The fact that the executive chef was test riding and buying a Vespa the same day I was!
Pike Market Creamery The ricotta The eggs The black and white cows
Jonkheer Nursery Fresh and beautiful tulips, with actual dirt on the leaves The guy who threw in an extra bunch last week Everyone who works there seems happy
Matt’s in the Market The food The view The feeling that it’s a secret place, despite the lines out the door!