Vegan Divas brings you a vegan bûche de Noël! »
Vegan Divas, your favorite health-conscious vegan bakery, has created this decadent bûche de Noël! Or Yule Log, to us local folk. It’s a chocolate sponge cake, layered with chocolate mousse and caramel filling. And if you don’t know, Vegan Divas’ chocolate mousse is their signature dish. It’s so chocolatey and smooth!
The bûche de Noël is $59 and serves 10-12 people. You can pick one up at the store in Manhattan or they are delivering to the NYC metro area. I don’t know how far they’ll delivery otherwise but they do say you can contact them for Connecticut or other areas. I want one! They are so pretty!
Chocolate chantilly update: Hell yes, it works.
I used unfancy chocolate chips, and subsituted ¼ cup of water with Amaretto. One whisk attachment in a handheld mixer, varying between speeds 1 and 3 out of 10, took about five minutes to make this insane concoction so thick it defies gravity. And eating it is like eating a big thick cloud made of chocolate—it’s dense, but so airy! In the bowl is about a fourth of the whole recipe’s worth, which I could not finish over two days, because it’s super-rich.
Seriously, 10 minutes of work and you’ll never use tofu for mousse again. Make it!
Recipe: Chocolate Chantilly: The Best Chocolate Mousse of Your Life under 5 minutes (and using only two ingredients).
9.35 oz./265 g. bittersweet (70 percent cocoa solids) chocolate, chopped (preferably Valrhona Guanaja)
1 cup/240 ml. water
4 Tbsp sugar, optional
1. Place a large mixing bowl on top of another slightly smaller one, filled with ice and cold water (the bottom of the large bowl should touch the ice). Set aside.
2. Put chocolate and water (also sugar and/or liquor if you’re using) in a medium-sized pan and melt the chocolate over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
3. Pour the melted chocolate into the mixing bowl sitting on top of ice and water, and start whisking with a wire whisk (or an electrical hand-held mixer) until thick. Watch the texture as you whip and make sure not to over-whip as it will make the mousse grainy. If the mousse becomes grainy (which is possible at your first try), transfer it back into the pan, reheat until half of it is melted, pour it back to the mixing bowl and whisk again briefly.
4. Divide into four serving cups and serve immediately.