Welcome to my site!

Welcome to my site!
I'm Cindy, and I love to cook! And, I love to eat... hence the size of my rear end! I come from a long line of cooks. My great great Grandmother was a cook in the original Harvey Houses. My grandmother Julia was an awesome cook, and my mom was incredible. I owe my skills to these great women. Especially my Mom who said this to me about making gravy... "Cindy Lynn, wallpaper paste is wallpaper paste & gravy is gravy. Never the two shall meet!" Shall we say my first experience at making gravy left a little bit to be desired! Thank the high heavens my cooking skills have improved since then! Enjoy!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Silken Chocolate Mousse

You won’t believe the main ingredient in this rich and creamy chocolate mousse…. It’s TOFU! That’s right… I said tofu! This recipe came from Rocco Dispirito’s “Now Eat This”. I’ve made the recipe three times, and each time I’ve altered it slightly. I’ve increased the amount of cocoa powder and agave nectar, and Rocco calls for sugar-free chocolate syrup – I just used regular Hershey’s. The photo above was the first time I made it. I didn’t use any chocolate shavings on top, as Rocco describes in the recipe. In my subsequent servings – I’ve used added the chocolate shavings, and they definitely add that little extra something to dish. You’ll love this mousse – and it’s so wonderful to know that it’s not a diet killer. Don’t tell anyone there’s tofu in it – and trust me – they’ll never know!


12 oz. silken tofu
3 tbls. unsweetened cocoa powder
3 tbls. agave nectar
½ tsp. instant espresso powder
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 tbls. chocolate syrup
2 oz. bittersweet chocolate, shaved for garnish
Whip cream


Cut the tofu into 1” pieces. Place in a strainer for 10 minutes to allow excess liquid to drain out.

Place the tofu in the food processor; add the cocoa powder, agave nectar, espresso powder, vanilla and chocolate syrup. Blend until smooth, stopping once to scrape down the sides.

Transfer the mixture into 4 small ramekins. Refrigerate until serving. Top with a small dollop of whip cream and chocolate shavings.


Columbo said...

Absolutely awesome! I really loved it.

spcookiequeen said...

Oh my I have to try this one, but I will never utter a word to the kids it has tofu in it or they will shun it. I love chocolate and try and eat it as much as possible.

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