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Thursday, February 3, 2011

Chocolate mousse

I wanted to tell (and show) you about some of the delicious desserts I've been eating/making lately :)

I guess it all started with this cake photo that I uploaded to my Etsy shop the other day.

I photographed this in an italian restaurant. I was hired to design their website and photograph the interior of the place. That also included photographing food. :) Now it may sound simple but taking good photos of food is not easy at all. For this picture I used a gold reflector to bounce back the light from the window. It worked great for this cake and gave it a nice golden glow. I also used shallow depth of field which means that only the important part of the image is sharp and the rest is out of focus. I was enjoying and concentrating on my work so much that only after I had gone home I realised I didn't even taste the cake!! I did taste some of their main dishes but totally forgot about the cake. This doesn't happen often to me as I am a sweet tooth! LOL

Moving on. The other day I saw on TV how one cook had made chocolate mousse and decided to give it a go myself :P What do you think? Did I succeed?

It sure tasted good! :D
Here's a recipe if you want to try as well. It's really easy.

Chocolate mousse

120g of chocolate
4 eggs
4 tbs of liquor

Melt the chocolate and add 4 tbs of liquor (you can also add coffee). Stir in the egg yolks. Whip the egg whites in a medium bowl until they are foamy and beginning to hold a shape. You can add a little bit of salt to speed up the process. Now gently fold in the egg whites to the chocolate mixture. Be careful not to overdo it. Spoon the mousse into individual serving bowls and refrigerate for at least 8 hours.


I couldn't wait for 8 hours of course so I tried mine after about 2. :)

Something I also ate last week was a mandarin cake :P One of our friends had a birthday and we got him this amazing cake. Don't know exactly what was in it but it sure tasted good! :)

Did I get your juices flowing? ;)

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  1. Wow :D you made me drool! :P hmm I think I have some chocolate somehwere here, I need it! Be right back...

  2. Oh Yeah!! I'm drooling...and I'm craving some cake now...cheesecake specifically! :-) Good thing my hubby made one yesterday!!...These look so good!! I never thought about food being hard to photograph. Probably because when I see the food my stomach never let's me notice whether it's a good shot or not!!! ^_^ I sure would like to get me lips on that Mandarin cake! YUM!! :-)

  3. Debbie, I wish I could send you some of that cake. It WAS delish!
    I think you might have invented another type of photography - taking pics with your stomach! Haha
    Thank you for drooling! LOL

  4. Oh man!!!! I was eating a homemade oatmeal raisin cookie as I was reading this and it got so wet!!! It was as if I dunked it in coffee!! It was much drool!!!! Yes, you DID succeed! I also think I just gained another 5 pounds just looking at the photos! LOL
    I would love to taste it all. The photos are fantastic as always!

  5. Thank you so much, Cindy! And FYI my photos will never make you fat! LOL

  6. Mariann! What are you doing to me??? LOL It is indeed hard to photograph food. I try to post some on my blog from time to time, and it just never looks appetizing. LOL Everything here looks soooo good! And excellent photos, as always. Theresa

  7. Ops, Theresa, sorry about this post! hehe ;) Thank you so much! :)

  8. I did have breakfast just 2 hours ago - but now I'm getting hungry :)
    Those photo's are amazing!! Never tried to make mousse - but now I just think I might.

  9. Audrey, I think you should give it a go and make it, it's so simple and tastes great! :D
    Thanks for stopping by and commenting! :)

  10. Hi

    The mandarin cake looks mouth watering!

    Following you from the Etsy Blog Team thread. Would love you to comment/ follow our blog:

    Best wishes

  11. Hi Sisterbatik, and thank you for the follow! :) Am following you back now!

  12. ooh, you are SO bad for my girlish figure!!! your recipes sound scrumptious, and your pics made me drool...
    - Cookalashoc
    from Etsy Bloggers

  13. cookalasprettythings, I'm sorry about that, will try to behave more in the future! LOL
    Thank you for the nice comment! :)


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