Photo: Chocolate Mousse
The Day of the Dead (El Dia de los Muertos) is a traditional Mexican celebration in which families celebrate and remember their loved ones who have passed away. Unlike other cultures, Mexican families come together and prepare their loved ones favorite dishes. V&V Supremo shares recipes for you to celebrate !a la Mexicana!
3 15 oz. containers of sour cream
2 tbsp. sugar
2 tsp. powdered gelatin
1 tbsp. rum
5 tbsp. very cold water
12 oz. semisweet chocolate-finely chopped or chips
- 1. To melt the chocolate, separate ½ cup of the cream and set aside.
- 2. In a mixer, beat the rest of the cream at medium speed for 5 minutes to soft peaks- separate ½ cup of the prepared cream into a sandwich plastic bag (for final Decoration) and refrigerate until finished with the preparation.
- 3. Place water and rum in small stainless bowl. Sprinkle gelatin over water and rum. Place bowl on double boiler over medium heat. Stir occasionally until gelatin dissolves, remove from heat.
- 4. Place saucepan over medium heat. Pour ½ cup crema into saucepan with the sugar and bring to a boil. Add the chocolate chips and keep on stirring until the chocolate is fully melted.( Approximately one minute.) Pour into a medium size bowl to cool. Whisk gelatin into chocolate.
- 5. Gently fold in the whipped crema into the chocolate with a rubber spatula. Don’t overwork. –Chill for 4 hours minimum, or overnight.
Yields 8 servings