Go Back   Pet forum for dogs cats and humans - Pets.ca > Discussion Groups - mainly cats and dogs > Off topic forum > Recipes for humans

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old September 10th, 2006, 06:13 PM
Skryker's Avatar
Skryker Skryker is offline
Boss-lady!
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Cornwall, Ont
Posts: 1,902
Chocolate Grand Marnier Mousse

Chocolate Grand Marnier Mousse
Warning! Contains raw egg whites. Only use if you are sure of your eggs, and keep well chilled. Use quickly.

1/4 c Sugar
2-4 tb Grand Marnier or other liquer
4 oz Chocolate
2 tb Whipping Cream
2 lg Egg Whites, Beaten
2 c Whipped Cream

1. Cook over low heat the sugar and liquor until dissolved, but
not brown.
2. Melt the chocolate.
3. After the chocolate is melted, stir in the 2 tablespoons of
whipping cream.
4. Add the syrup to the melted chocolate and stir until smooth.
5. When the mixture is cool, but not chilled, fold into the 2 beaten
egg whites. The egg whites need to be beaten stiffly.
6. Fold in everything very gently to the cups whipped cream.
7. Chill in sherbet glasses for 2-3 hours prior to serving or put gently into a premade chocolate cookie pie crust and chill.

I'm doing this from memory since I can't find the actual recipe. The only thing I'm not totally sure of is the whipped cream. I honestly can't remember if it's 2 cups of whipping cream (which would be 4 cups of whipped cream) or 2 cups of whipped cream. I *think* it's 1 cup of whipping cream that makes 2 cups of whipped cream. If it's 4 cups of whipped cream, you'll get extra chocolately mousse, I guess.
__________________
The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe,
to match your nature with Nature.~Joseph Campbell~

"You can't have a good day in bad underwear"- Fruit of the Loom ad
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old September 10th, 2006, 06:23 PM
Prin Prin is offline
Senior member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 28,492
How can you be sure of your eggs?
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old September 10th, 2006, 06:26 PM
jesse's mommy's Avatar
jesse's mommy jesse's mommy is offline
Slave to the Wigglebum
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 3,114
What do you mean? I'm a little confused. If you whisk egg whites long enough they get real "fluffy" and foam-like.
__________________
Stupid People Have Stupid Children, Hence All The Ignorance In The World!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old September 10th, 2006, 06:27 PM
Prin Prin is offline
Senior member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 28,492
Yeah, but some eggs have salmonelly in them, but I don't know how you know if they do or not. Do some cartons say?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old September 10th, 2006, 06:27 PM
Skryker's Avatar
Skryker Skryker is offline
Boss-lady!
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Cornwall, Ont
Posts: 1,902
That's a good question. I was typing away at a warning, and couldn't think of a better way to put that. Only use trusted eggs? Eggs from a trusted source? Eggs from trustworthy chickens? That's a badly worded warning.

But-"Warning. Contains raw eggs. Could give you Salmonella." doesn't seem very appetizing, either.
__________________
The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe,
to match your nature with Nature.~Joseph Campbell~

"You can't have a good day in bad underwear"- Fruit of the Loom ad
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old September 10th, 2006, 06:29 PM
Prin Prin is offline
Senior member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 28,492
I think it's rarer in Canada than the US, but my man eats cake batter all the time and never gets sick (I'm still not brave enough. )
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old September 10th, 2006, 06:30 PM
Skryker's Avatar
Skryker Skryker is offline
Boss-lady!
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Cornwall, Ont
Posts: 1,902
Quote:
Originally Posted by Prin
Yeah, but some eggs have salmonelly in them, but I don't know how you know if they do or not. Do some cartons say?
Nope. You just have to take your chances, I guess. I've never had a problem with it, but I wouldn't use an egg that had broken egg on the shell, just in case. You know, sometimes when you check your carton, there's icky raw egg on some of the eggs where there has been a broken egg. Yuck! I don't buy those cartons.
__________________
The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe,
to match your nature with Nature.~Joseph Campbell~

"You can't have a good day in bad underwear"- Fruit of the Loom ad
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old September 10th, 2006, 06:31 PM
jesse's mommy's Avatar
jesse's mommy jesse's mommy is offline
Slave to the Wigglebum
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 3,114
I love cake batter, cookie dough, and brownie mix. Yum.
__________________
Stupid People Have Stupid Children, Hence All The Ignorance In The World!
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old September 10th, 2006, 06:32 PM
Prin Prin is offline
Senior member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 28,492
And I guess if the eggs are fresher, there'll be less salmonella than if you had them in the fridge for a month already.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old September 10th, 2006, 06:36 PM
Skryker's Avatar
Skryker Skryker is offline
Boss-lady!
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Cornwall, Ont
Posts: 1,902
Probably. I think you're right about it being rarer in Canada. Supermarket eggs have probably been somehow washed before shipping, too. I've had Salmonella before, but never from anything raw batterish or from eggs. It's been from handling a cat that had Salmonella (which she got from the vet's office), and from raw chicken contamination thanks to a room-mate who was really careless with stuff in the fridge.
__________________
The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe,
to match your nature with Nature.~Joseph Campbell~

"You can't have a good day in bad underwear"- Fruit of the Loom ad
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old September 10th, 2006, 06:36 PM
jesse's mommy's Avatar
jesse's mommy jesse's mommy is offline
Slave to the Wigglebum
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 3,114
I don't really keep eggs on hand here. I just buy them when I need them and I'll usually only buy 1/2 dozen at a time. Sometimes I can find a package of four.
__________________
Stupid People Have Stupid Children, Hence All The Ignorance In The World!
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old September 10th, 2006, 06:37 PM
Prin Prin is offline
Senior member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 28,492
Me neither and I was raised on cookie dough.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old September 10th, 2006, 06:40 PM
Skryker's Avatar
Skryker Skryker is offline
Boss-lady!
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Cornwall, Ont
Posts: 1,902
Then you're probably pretty safe, since the eggs would be very fresh. I just remember that there was a big scare about raw eggs about 10 years ago, and ever since then, there's always warnings about raw eggs. And I would feel terrible if anyone got Salmonella from following my recipe. It's a very nasty thing, Salmonella.
__________________
The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe,
to match your nature with Nature.~Joseph Campbell~

"You can't have a good day in bad underwear"- Fruit of the Loom ad
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old September 10th, 2006, 06:44 PM
jesse's mommy's Avatar
jesse's mommy jesse's mommy is offline
Slave to the Wigglebum
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 3,114
Quote:
Originally Posted by Skryker
And I would feel terrible if anyone got Salmonella from following my recipe. It's a very nasty thing, Salmonella.
I think that was pretty good for your disclaimer. Should we make a poll?
__________________
Stupid People Have Stupid Children, Hence All The Ignorance In The World!
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old September 10th, 2006, 06:53 PM
Byrd's Avatar
Byrd Byrd is offline
Flyball Mom
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Oshawa, Ontario
Posts: 1,906
Salmonella, yup, been there done that, not fun! But not from eggs, from undercooked shrimp.

This sounds yummy, but unfortunately I'm not much of a baker anymore. We should have a pets.ca BBQ.
__________________

www.dogster.com/dogs/563959

If you learn one new thing from each person you meet, you will be a fountain of knowledge and your life complete. --Me
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old September 11th, 2006, 05:04 AM
Skryker's Avatar
Skryker Skryker is offline
Boss-lady!
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Cornwall, Ont
Posts: 1,902
That's the beauty of this one, Byrd. No baking required! It doesn't take very long to make, but it sure looks impressive and tastes fabulous. It's also pretty versatile. I've made it with rum, whiskey (then it's Bailey's mousse), Grand Marnier, Creme de Menthe, dark chocolate, milk chocolate-whatever. It's all good. If you freeze it, it's super decadent ice cream.

As for a bbq, where would we have it? We need technodoll to set up a virtual potluck! All the food, none of the calories.
__________________
The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe,
to match your nature with Nature.~Joseph Campbell~

"You can't have a good day in bad underwear"- Fruit of the Loom ad
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old September 11th, 2006, 01:31 PM
Prin Prin is offline
Senior member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 28,492
Yeah, but then techno would bring all the virtual food and might get resentful.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old September 11th, 2006, 01:38 PM
Skryker's Avatar
Skryker Skryker is offline
Boss-lady!
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Cornwall, Ont
Posts: 1,902
Hee hee1 I never thought of that-she'd be doing all the work! At least there wouldn't be any dishes or clean up.
__________________
The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe,
to match your nature with Nature.~Joseph Campbell~

"You can't have a good day in bad underwear"- Fruit of the Loom ad
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old September 11th, 2006, 02:08 PM
Prin Prin is offline
Senior member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 28,492
Yes there would be. That would be our contribution.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old September 11th, 2006, 07:39 PM
meb999's Avatar
meb999 meb999 is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: montreal
Posts: 2,673
Thanks for the recipe Skryker! mmmmmmmmmmm
__________________
Marie-Eve and Buster (5 year old-ish rescued Boxer)

Deep thought, by Jack Handey : "I think my new thing will be to try to be a real happy guy. I'll just walk around being real happy until some jerk says something stupid to me."
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Forum Terms of Use

  • All Bulletin Board Posts are for personal/non-commercial use only.
  • Self-promotion and/or promotion in general is prohibited.
  • Debate is healthy but profane and deliberately rude posts will be deleted.
  • Posters not following the rules will be banned at the Admins' discretion.
  • Read the Full Forum Rules

Forum Details

  • Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
    vBulletin Optimisation by vB Optimise (Reduced on this page: MySQL 8.33%).
  • All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:48 AM.