Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Chocolate Mousse



You know, ever since my job decided that they were going to monitor our internet access, my quality of life has decreased significantly!! Basically, I can't check my e-mails at work so they build up to a ridiculous amount and by the time I am done checking them, I don't have time to post on the blog. I'm just going to have to start scheduling the time to do it because post ideas keep piling up!

I was going to post what we did with all the bananas but then the weeks flew by. We ate several of them and made smoothies but we also made this really good mousse. It comes from Go Dairy Free which is a really good book for dairy-free snack ideas.

We actually had this over a week ago. All my time last week was taken up planning our weekend out of town. Bill had a bike race in Burlington, Iowa (he got 11th out of about 30). It was called Snake Alley because part of the course looks like this:




We stayed in Galesburg, Illinois for the weekend. Besides the race, we went to a train museum, ate at a creperie, looked at the Mississippi River, and saw Star Trek. It was a nice weekend but we were really tired from all the driving and the heat so it was nice to get home.

Chocolate Mousse

12.3 oz package of firm silken tofu
2 medium bananas, ripe
8 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 teaspoon vanilla
Place the tofu and bananas in your blender and process until smooth. Melt the chocolate in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds. Pour the melted chocolate into the blender along with the vanilla and blend until it is smooth and creamy. Divide the mousse between 4 bowls, cover with wax paper and chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.

Kay: I wish it had less banana flavor to it but it was really good besides that.

Mom (Dana): I've tried a lot of pudding-type recipes that use tofu but they always tasted a little funny. This mousse didn't have that weird tofu taste at all.

3 comments:

Melinda said...

Please tell me you're kidding about staying in G-burg. Because while you were enjoying your crepe at the Landmark, I was most likely sitting about 2 tables away from you, since I live DOWN THE STREET and all.

Who knew there was a blog friend in the hood? :)

Champsleeve said...

Melinda,

That is crazy! You know, I knew you were in a small town now and I figured it was still somewhat near Chicago but I never would have guessed! The funny thing is that the race was in Burlington but we didn't want to stay there so we just randomly picked somewhere else within an hour drive!!

If he does the race again next year, I'll know who to ask for sightseeing advice!

-Dana

Jacqueline said...

That sounds really good, I like the addition of banana!