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Terra’s Chocolate Mousse, and The Curious Case of The Missing Tofu

Like chocolate?

How about sinfully rich {yet super healthy} chocolate mousse???

Yes???

Then I have just the recipe for you.

But first a little story about the case of the missing tofu…

Once upon a time {1 week ago}, I took a trip to my neighborhood Trader Joes to pick up some tofu for Terra’s Chocolate Mousse.

I came home and deposited it in the fridge in my garage, only to forget about it until yesterday when it was time to make the mousse…

So, I went to the fridge and looked all around for the tofu.

It couldn’t be found.

I looked in the fridge in my house.

Several times.

But again, no tofu to be found.

Finally I went to the garage fridge for one last peek, and FINALLY I found a package of tofu, under a shelf, shoved in the back, way behind my husbands Sierra Nevada.

Bingo!

I brought it to my kitchen, ready to make the mousse, when I happened to look at the expiration date.

03/09.

What????

I’ve been guilty of keeping food in my fridge past it’s prime, but 2 1/2 years is even bad for me.

Here’s the really curious thing, however…

We didn’t even have that fridge 2 1/2 years ago!

So…

Did I buy some really old tofu from Trader Joes???

OR, did some Halloween ghost play a trick on me and steal my new tofu and replace it with an old batch???

Ask my husband…It wouldn’t be the first time I’ve complained about a ghost “stealing” my stuff from around the house!

Needless to say, I ran off to the grocery store right to pick up a new block of tofu so I could make up a batch of Terra’s Chocolate Mousse.

I came across this recipe several weeks ago after my friend Terra, of Cafe Terra Blog, posted this fabulous pumpkin mousse recipe, and I left her a comment saying that I had just attempted to make some tofu pumpkin mouse which failed horribly.

I mean, failed REALLY horribly!

So, Terra, being the super kind and generous friend that she is, offered me condolences in the way of sharing her tofu chocolate mousse recipe with me, which BTW, she says her chocolate loving husband adores!

It is delicious, but I will warn you, not for the faint of heart, as it super rich and chocolatey. {Just ask MY husband!}

The cinnamon addition was my idea…

I mean, how can you go wrong with chocolate AND cinnamon???

Here’s the recipe…

Terra’s Chocolate Mousse

  • 5 ounces dark chocolate {I used unsweetened chocolate.  If you want to lighten up the intensity, choose semisweet chocolate instead.}
  • 8 ounces extra firm {organic} Tofu
  • 3-4 tablespoons sugar
  • ~6 tablespoons soy or other milk, optional {Not in Terra’s original recipe, but I had to add milk in order to get the ingredients blended.}
  • 2 egg whites {Omit, if you want to make a vegan version, or if you are concerned about consuming raw egg whites.}
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon, optional

Melt chocolate and sugar together in double boiler. {If you don’t have a double boiler, melt the chocolate in the microwave.}  Puree chocolate, sugar and tofu in blender. {See note above about adding milk if needed.  I added it in 1 tablespoon increments until the sugar, tofu and chocolate would blend together.}  Add cinnamon if using. Stop here and chill if you want a vegan mousse.  Otherwise,  beat egg whites to a semi-stiff peak in a separate bowl.  Fold egg white into chocolate, being careful not to over mix. Refrigerate and enjoy!

17 thoughts on “Terra’s Chocolate Mousse, and The Curious Case of The Missing Tofu”

  1. You could just stop at the chocolate + cinnamon picture – swoon! And my fridge has been known to “hide” many things over the years. Admittedly, tofu is not always on top of my list but I’ll sure buy it for this recipe.

  2. Thanks for all our comments everyone! I still haven’t solved the mystery….My family will eat tofu when I serve it, but I seriously doubt they would swipe a container and eat it on their own. If I do ever solve the mystery I will let you know 🙂

  3. Yum! EA, as always, you post an inspired and tasty dish. I can hardly wait to whip up a batch of chocolate mousse. Although, here’s a curious thing. Chocolate makes me sneeze! It always has. No other allergic reactions, just the sneezes. Most people look at me oddly when I explain the trigger after my sneeze attack (which is never very charming or lady-like). I can’t be the only one, can I?

  4. Too funny! I can see Nick hiding tofu behind his beer (although I wouldn’t mind him hiding it, I’m not a huge fan!). Tofu upsets my stomach, however, I really love mousse and this sounds like a recipe I would like to try (sometimes the silken tofu doesn’t bother me as much). I want to make this for my nutrition class! Thanks for the recipe.

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