Chestnut and Whiskey Mousse with Chocolate and Walnut Biscuit & Chocolate Sauce Recipe

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Chestnut and Whiskey Mousse with Chocolate and Walnut Biscuit & Chocolate Sauce
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  • chestnut and whiskey mousse
  • 3/4 cup cream
  • 12 1/2 oz sugar
  • 8 oz sugar
  • 1 .2 oz. cocoa powder
  • 4 .5 oz. walnuts (chopped finely in a food processor)
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup whiskey
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 10 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 4 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 cup bourbon
  • 7 oz water
  • 12 3/4 oz sugar
  • 5 1/4 oz cocoa powder
  • 7 1/2 oz cream
  • brush the discs heavily with the whiskey syrup. set aside.
  • take the 3 inch disc and press it into the mold. should be level with the mold.
  • freeze for 4 to 5 hours or until completely frozen.
  • take 1 finished chocolate mousse and cut a wedge out of it.
  • take a quenelle of chocolate sorbet and place it at four o clock on the plate.


  1. Bring the whiskey and the 3/4 cup cream to a boil. Remove from heat and add the gelatin leaves.
  2. Pour into a mixing bowl with the chestnut puree. Mix with a La Feuille (a paddle mixer).mix until the mixture cools down Fold the whipped cream into the chestnut whiskey mixture with a spatula, forming a mousse. Reserve in a plastic pastry bag.
  3. Chocolate and Walnut Biscuit
  4. Preheat oven to 350F.
  5. In a bowl mix the yolks and 12.5 oz. sugar to a ribbon.With a spatula fold in cocoa and chopped walnuts. Mix well. In a separate bowl whip egg whites with the 8 ounces of sugar, firm but not stiff. Fold egg whites into the yolk/sugar mixture. Bake on a sheet pan on parchment or silpad for 20 to 30 minutes.
  6. Syrup for Biscuit
  7. Bring water and sugar to a boil. Remove from heat. Add whiskey (no heat).
  8. Spiced Chocolate Sorbet
  9. Bring the water and the sugar to a boil in a large, stainless steel pot. Add the cocoa powder and whisk until smooth. Add the chopped chocolate, honey, bourbon, pepper, and espelette.
  10. Turn in sorbet, or ice cream machine.
  11. Chocolate Glaze
  12. Soak gelatin sheets in ice water. Bring water and sugar to a boil. Slowly wisk in cocoa powder, then the cream. Bring to a boil. Strain mixture of any lumps and cool down to 144 degrees F.
  13. Remove gelatin sheets from water, squeeze dry, and then mix into chocolate. Cool down completely.
  14. Assembly of Dessert
  15. Cut 12, 1 1/2 and 3 inch discs out of the chocolate and walnut biscuit.
  16. Using 12 silicone dome molds, take the mousse and fill each mold a quarter of the way up.
  17. Take the 1 1/2 inch disc and put it into the mold, pressing it into the mousse until level with it.
  18. Take the mousse and fill the molds, filling till 1/2 inch from the top of the mold.
  19. Fully melt chocolate glaze inside of a pourable container. Cool down till chocolate is at room temperature or cool to the touch. Place completely frozen chocolate mousses on a wire rack.
  20. Slowly pour chocolate over each bomb till thoroughly coated. Put onto a sheet tray and refrigerate for an hour.
  21. Plating of Dessert
  22. Brush some melted chocolate glaze onto a circular plate going from ten o clock to two clock.
  23. Place the chocolate mousse at ten o clock on the plate and the wedge opposite it and two o clock.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 13467.4 Kcal (56385 kJ)
Calories from fat 2879.24 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 319.92g 492%
Cholesterol 3952.23mg 1317%
Sodium 7167.41mg 299%
Potassium 8993.12mg 191%
Total Carbs 2168.98g 723%
Sugars 1854.03g 7416%
Dietary Fiber 65.75g 263%
Protein 543.08g 1086%
Vitamin C 206.2mg 344%
Iron 43.4mg 241%
Calcium 3445.4mg 345%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 204.67 Kcal (857 kJ)
Calories from fat 43.76 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.86g 492%
Cholesterol 60.06mg 1317%
Sodium 108.93mg 299%
Potassium 136.67mg 191%
Total Carbs 32.96g 723%
Sugars 28.18g 7416%
Dietary Fiber 1g 263%
Protein 8.25g 1086%
Vitamin C 3.1mg 344%
Iron 0.7mg 241%
Calcium 52.4mg 345%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Find out how many calories should you eat.


  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 295.2
  • 362

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Sugar,
  • High in Total Fat

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