Saturday, March 27, 2010

Eggs in Nest - "INSPIRE US"

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Our theme for March is "EASTER".

For my cooking project, I decided to make some "Eggs in Nest". I've done these before and used boxed chocolate mousse, but this time I made mousse from scratch. It is DELICIOUS!! More time-consuming, but well worth it :-)
Here's what you'll need for the mousse:
Chocolate Mousse

2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
3 1/2 Tbs. butter
8 egg yolks
2 cups whipping cream
4 egg whites
1/4 c. sugar

Melt chocolate chips on stove or in microwave. I did mine in the microwave in 20 second intervals, stirring each time. They might not look like they're melting, but they are! Be careful not to scorch.

Melt butter and mix in egg yolks. Add this egg mixture to the chocolate, stirring constantly (you don't want lumps!). Let cool a bit.

Whip the cream -- soft peaks :-)

Whip the egg whites to soft peaks, then start adding in the sugar gradually. These should whip to stiff peaks.

Fold the whipped cream into the chocolate, then fold in the egg white mixture. Refrigerate.

Now, for the nests. First, prepare some small bowls -- these will make the rounded nest shape. Grease them and cover with plastic wrap.

Melt a bag of semisweet chocolate chip as you did above, for the mousse. Let cool a bit then spoon into piping bag. Pipe over the bottom of the bowl and then make random pipings to create a nest. Let chill in refrigerator until firm.

Remove from refrigerator and release the "nest" from the bowl/plastic wrap. You might need to warm a few minutes or the chocolate may crack. If it does, no fear -- just melt and redo :-)

Fill nest with chocolate mousse and add some chocolate eggs for decoration.


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Colleen said...

That looks so yummy.

Jackie said...

Oh, why did I have to see chocolate so early in the morning! :)

Anonymous said...

Mmmmm.... :-)

Margo said...

oooh - yummy!! I think I will do this with the kids next weekend!

Fignie said...

Can I eat this for breaky?
That is soooo neat looking!!!!

Stephanie said...

Oh these look so yummy and fun! Thanks for sharing!

Saxon and Jaedyn said...

wow that is soo awesome and looks sooo good!!! Great project..enjoy the fruit of your labor!!! mmmm

Linda said...

That looks so cool! and tastey!

Jacqueline said...

Very cool!

Melissa said...

what a cute idea Carla!

Wanita said...

Looks delicious!

Carissa said...

Uh, YUM!!!!!! I so want this now. TFS

kylesk8ter said...

that looks really yummy I think we will replace egg decorating and make those nest this year

Jean said...

Wow - you are so talented!!! THis looks wonderful and would be special on any Easter table.

joni said...

Yummy! I gained 5 pounds just looking at this! TFS!

Anonymous said...

What a neat idea - I doubt I have the patience, but I think Kane especially would love these. Perhaps I have to make some plans to work it out. :) Thanks for sharing!

Angel said...

Yum!!!!! These look very cool.

miagb said...

Great idea. Looks good.

Lizzy Simpson said...

Oh My Goodness! Soooo yummy sounding, so cute, and so easy! I am definitely making these at some point (and may not even share them, LOL!)