I’ve been cooking out of my well used Silver Palate cookbooks a lot lately…the recipes are no-fail and just as perfect for everyday meals as for entertaining. To celebrate Valentine’s Day, I am joining a group of bloggers and sharing a perfect holiday recipe. When I spotted this White Chocolate Mousse with Frangelico in the Good Times volume, I knew it was an ideal choice…easy and elegant.
As with a lot of holiday desserts, my kitchen was a wreck after making this mousse. Melting white chocolate, whisking the custard in a saucepan, whipping the cream and then the egg whites…I won’t even start counting the bowls and mixing utensils used. But it was worth every one of them. Creamy and luscious, this is the perfect Valentine’s Day dessert for the white chocolate lovers in your life. Just garnish with whatever red berries look best in your produce section…and these will be festive as well and scrumptious. Plus there are 13 other Valentine’s Day desserts shared by my sweet friends. Just take a look at the collage below and I know you’ll want to visit all their blogs to collect every single recipe.
- 8 ounces white chocolate, chopped
- ½ cup (4 ounces or 1 stick) butter
- 6 eggs, separated, at room temperature
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- ½ cup Frangelico (hazelnut) liqueur
- 2 cups heavy cream, cold
- ⅛ teaspoon cream of tartar