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Chocolate Mousse with Coffee Garnish and Poached Pear

August 3rd, 2016

Executive Chef Felix Zhou, on behalf of Melitta Coffee

You’d be surprised at how well pears pair (see what we did there?) with chocolate. This dessert is the bomb. Coffee, milk and chocolate…with pears. It really doesn’t get much better than that, does it? This dessert is simple (even with the long ingredient list).
Servings
4
Ingredients
  • 1 cup (250 mL) milk, boiled
  • 13 ounces (375 mL) dark chocolate
  • 6 large egg yolks (150 mL)
  • 3/4 cup (180 mL) granulated sugar
  • 2 ¾ cups (700 mL) cream
  • 1 ¼ cups (300 mL) granulated sugar
  • 2 ½ cups (625 mL) almond flour
  • 1 ¼ cup (300 mL) all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup (125 mL) cocoa powder
  • ⅓ cup (80 mL) Melitta coffee grounds
  • 1 cups (250 ml) butter, melted
  • ⅓ tsp (1 ½ ml) kosher salt
  • Fresh pears, peeled (5 pieces)
  • 100 grams water
  • 100 grams white wine
  • 75 grams sugar
  • 4 grams citric acid
Directions
  1. Prepare the chocolate mousse

  2. Add boiled milk to chocolate and mix until smooth.

  3. Whisk egg yolks and sugar together in bains-marie over simmering water on medium heat for ten minutes. Then combine with the milk and chocolate mixture.

  4. Whip cream in a stand mixer until firm, then fold cream into chocolate mixture. Cool for at least six hours before serving.

  5. Prepare the coffee garnish

  6. Preheat oven to 300°F (150°C). Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well with hands. Spread evenly in a pan and bake for 12-15 minutes. Cool completely before grinding in a food processor. Use fresh Melitta coffee grounds to maintain the rich aroma and taste.

  7. Prepare poached pears

  8. Peel and cut pears, then set them aside. Combine all remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Poach the pears in the boiling liquid for five minutes on a low simmering heat until tender. Remove from heat and transfer both liquid and pears into a container and place over ice to cool down.

  9. Serve mousse with coffee garnish and pears.

Chocolate Mousse with Coffee Garnish and Poached Pear

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