Chocolate Mousse with Chocolate Dirt

Chocolate Mousse with Chocolate Dirt

Its spring!!!
Lets eat some dirt ;P....
Eat chocolate mousse with some chocolate dirt :D

pansies seedlings

Garden is gravely in need of some TLC after cold windy winter this year. I could see weeds growing taller than my grass. One huge yucca (nicknamed Jabba The Hut) is withering, even the doves decided not to set up nests within its dying leaves :(.
Few lemongrass clumps aren't faring too well either.
Pool? arrghh... I might be swimming with sharks, dead leaves and bugs this summer, ....eeewww!!! if hubby is still busy with work.
Desperately need to cheer up my back yard with some colours... 
How to make chocolate dirt
Chocolate Mousse with Chocolate Dirt

Lets eat some dirt ;P

Chocolate dirt!

I heard/ read about chocolate dirt for some time...but never thought that it was dead easy to make. Chocolate dirt really resemble like the real dirt, once mix is done and baked... Grainy, unattractive dark brownish clumps. If I were to put chocolate dirt and real dirt, side by side, no one can tell the difference, I swear.... if not for the aroma of chocolate coming from one dirt :P

Rich creamy Chocolate Mousse with Chocolate Dirt

I sowed seeds into the dirt in my backyard...
Lets wait and see... for some mother earth magic to happen :D

While waiting for little tiny seedlings...we shall enjoy with this dirt first.. the edible kind of dirt ;P
Chocolate Mousse with edible dirt

Chocolate Mousse with Chocolate Dirt

Ingredients for chocolate mousse

    300g dark eating chocolate - chopped
    50g unsalted butter
    3 eggs separated
    55g caster sugar
    300ml thickened cream

Ingredients for chocolate dirt

    125g caster sugar
    125g almond meal
    75g plain flour
    50g cocoa powder
    60g unsalted butter 

Chocolate Mousse
  1. Combine chocolate and butter in small saucepan
  2. Stir over low heat until smooth
  3. Remove from heat
  4. Stir in egg yolks, one at time
  5. Transfer mixture to large bowl.
  6. Whip cream
  7. Whisk egg white until soft peak
  8. Add sugar and whisk until sugar dissolves
  9. Fold in cream into chocolate mixture then fold in egg white mixture in two batches.
  10. Divide between 8 cups
  11. Cover with cling film
  12. Refrigerate for 2 hours until set
Chocolate Dirt
  1. Pre-heat oven to 150C
  2. melt butter
  3. Line baking tray with grease paper
  4. Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl
  5. Add melted butter into dry ingredients 
  6. Mix thoroughly until it represent 'soil'- like look
  7. Bake for 10-15 minutes
  8. Cool before dividing into 8 cups above.
Chocolate Mousse


  1. A perfect dessert to welcome the Spring!

  2. oh how adorable, with halloween on the way, this idea could be adapted for a halloween party

  3. What an excellent idea, love how you are presented this dish. Nice bit of texture too.

  4. My kids are going to love making this dessert! Great idea for Halloween with something "creepy" reaching up thru the dirt. Thanks.

  5. creative idea, I was definitely intrigued by your title. It does look like regular dirt especially with those flowers...a tasty surprise!

  6. I congratulate you for this dessert so creative and delicious, I try to do to enjoy it.
    Nice day!!

  7. Lisa these are pure GENIUS!!!!
    I love the flowers in them, but I am thinking of replacing them with some jelly snakes (as worms) and making them for my two boys!!!!

    And I know exactly what you mean about the garden!!! The weather last winter in WA was crazy!! It just never seemed to end did it!!!!

    1. Thanks Claire, hope to have a good winter :)


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