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Welcome to the new, and improved version of Heaven in Belgium. I am Jientje. "Jientje", like the boys name Gene, followed by "chu"? "Gene-chu", that's how you pronounce my name. Yes!!!!That's it!! So now you know huh? I am an addicted blogger. I was born and raised and am still living in Belgium. Yeah, the "this-is- Tuesday-so-this-must-be-Brussels" kind of Belgium .. There, you see? Maybe you couldn't find it on the map, but at least I'm trying to change that a little by sharing lots of pictures. I really love to cook and create new things, like this blog for instance. I am a mother,a grandmothe and a wife too! They say I'm a traveler, and a photographer. Well that's just what they say, I love to make pictures, but I am far from professional ... If my English is not perfect, that would be because it's my second language. I do hope you'll forgive me any possible misspellings or strange vocabulary ... Now, as a result of all of the above, I get way too little sleep and my days are always much too short!


Heaven is in Belgium

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Favorite Recipes … Chocolate Mousse, Belgian Style

People are so worried about what they eat between Christmas and the New Year,
but they really should be worried
about what they eat
between the New Year and Christmas. 
~Author Unknown~


Looking for a chocolate dessert? Look no further.
This one is to die for.
But please don’t die.
I’m sharing my recipe for the best chocolate mousse EVER. 
After all. Belgium IS a country of chocolate LOvers …

You’ll need :   200g of dark chocolate ( I used a mix of very very dark and … dark)
                     4 tablespoons of very strong coffee.
                     100g of butter ( about 3/4 of a stick)
                     4 tablespoons of powdered sugar
                     4 very fresh eggs


Break the chocolate into small pieces, add the coffee and melt it. Chocolate should always be melted on very low heat, so I sit the pan in another pan with hot water at simmering point.
We call that a “bain-marie” , (Mary’s bath , LOL!)


Dice the butter and let it melt in the chocolate mixture before adding the sugar and egg yolks.


Beat the egg whites with a pinch of salt.



Add the egg whites to the chocolate mixture.
Pour in a large bowl or in individual containers, and allow to set in the refrigerator.



quilly said...

This recipe should be called, How To Turn a Chocolate Elephant Into a Chocolate Mousse.

aspiritofsimplicity said...

Oh my that looks good. And pretty easy as well. I think you must have very good chocolate to begin with.

Wanda..... said...

Chocolate Heaven....well now we know why Heaven is in Belgium....and particularly at your house, Jientje!

moneythoughts said...

Yes, it looks very good, and it is good that I am just looking too.

Suburban Girl said...

Oh yum, love the quote.

Kristi @ Mi Vida Ocupada said...

The mousse looks amazing! Thanks for sharing your recipe....

Regina said...

Love it! Thank you for sharing.
Cheers for the New Year!


kayerj said...

yummy! I don't worry about what I eat but I learned the hard way you don't have your cholesterol levels checked right after Christmas :)

spacedlaw said...

Now I want chocolate mousse so badly (and we are on a diet! Only fruit and fat free yoghurt for me!)

joeke said...

Hallo Jientje...bijna een jaar geleden was ik actief in blogland...en nu ben ik weer op zoek naar mijn oude blogvrienden....dat receptje ziet er weer reuze uit....sorry voor onze Engelstalige vrienden dat ik in het Nederlands reageer....hoewel het Engels ons met de paplepel werd ingegeven...voor de spelling had ik niet echt 10/10....

The Retired One said...

I only have two words:
OH MY!!!!

Jientje said...

@ quilly : I love that title.
@ hip chick : good ingredients are always the best basics, so true.
@ Wanda : Among other things ...
@ moneythoughts : Just looking never hurt anyone, did it?
@ Rebecca : Thank you!
@ Kristi : You're welcome!
@ Regina : Cheers! A happy 2010 to you too!
@ kaye : I can imagine! :-)
@ spacedlaw : Awwww...
@ joeke : Fijn je te leren kennen Joeke!
@ The Retired One : ROFL!!

United Studies said...


Kathy said...

Happy New Year, Jientje, Love that quote :-) and you are so right Belgium does have exceedingly good chocolate and your recipe is certainly "death by photographs". I know I will go for a run first. hugs, Kathy.

Dr.John said...

Looks really great.

Kim (frogpondsrock) said...


Unknown said...

It looks very high in heaven!! Yum!!

Nana said...

Yum! Always a place in the stomage for that. :-)

Islandsparrow said...

Mmm - my brother was in Brussels just before Christmas and brought me back some Belgian chocolates. oh. my. And in keeping with your marvelous quote, I am trying to finish them before New Year's. :)

Happy New Year!

Patty said...

What a Wonderful Page. I have written a cookbook ; THis cookbook is of Chocolate Cakes. It will be via ebook very shortley.

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