Teacups in the oven: Chocolate Mousse in a Cookie Cup
Tired of friends and family mocking your kitchen skills? Is the soup always too salty, or the cake too dry? Well, silence will fill the room when you present this gorgeous dessert. These edible cups look like they came straight from a pastry shop window display. The secret? They are actually so easy to make!
You will need (for 6 servings):
- 2 cups flour
- 1 1/3 sticks butter
- 1/3 cup sugar
- pinch of salt
- 1 egg
- 7 oz dark chocolate
- 2 cups whipped cream
Place the flour, butter, sugar, salt, and egg into a bowl and knead together to form a dough.
Sprinkle a work surface with flour, roll out the dough, and cut out six small circles at the bottom. Cut the rest of the dough into six thick strips, and then into six small, thin strips (See picture below).
Place the circles at the bottom of a six-cup muffin pan, and the thick strips around the edges. Form the smaller strips into a U-shape, and place them on a separate baking sheet. Bake everything for 20 minutes at 350°F.
Melt the dark chocolate and then mix with the 2 cups of whipped cream (or however much you prefer). Leave a bit of the melted chocolate to the side. It will be used later!
Once the dough pieces are baked and cooled, dunk the "handles" into the leftover melted chocolate and pressed them onto the side of the "cups."
Now fill your cups with the chocolate mousse. For a spectacular finish, add a dap of whipped cream on top and dust with cocoa powder.
Here's a video of the whole process:
It's teatime! These simple, delicious treats are almost too pretty to eat! Well... almost. Cheers!