White Chocolate Mousse with Riesling
A rich, creamy and silky White Chocolate Mousse with a fresh crisp hint of white grapes. This will be perfect for Valentine’s Day!
Hi guys! I’m bringing you another Valentine’s Day inspired recipe today. This White Chocolate Mousse with Riesling and raspberries is my selection for this month’s Pass the Cook Book Club! If you are new around here, Pass the Cook Book club, created by Kita of Pass the Sushi, is group that encourages its members to dust off their ever growing collections of unloved unused cookbooks and challenge themselves to try more recipes. Each month, three recipes are chosen from a selected cookbook and club members can pick the recipe they want to try and we all post on the same day. However, you don’t need a blog to participate. There is a Facebook group to share your chosen recipe.
This month, Kita handed the reigns to Christiane from Taking on Magazines who selected The Silver Palate Good Times Cookbook and picked three scrumptious recipes for us to try: Seafood Lasagna, Vegetable Pot Pie and this White Chocolate Mousse. I really wanted to try the seafood lasagna but I live with a crustacean hater and couldn’t justify making a whole pan for myself.
This was my first time making mousse and I was quite surprised that it was fairly easy. Despite the numerous steps involved, it’s just a few egg yolks, melted white chocolate, heavy cream and some coordinated pouring. This white chocolate mousse with Riesling is a creamy, silky and decadent dessert, that has a fresh crisp white grape hint from the Riesling. The original recipe calls for Frangelico’s liqueur and I didn’t have that so I just used what I had in my fridge and I’m glad I did. But I’m sure this will be great with the hazelnut flavor of Frangelico’s!
This mousse is perfect for Valentine’s Day and any other celebration.
White Chocolate Mousse with Reisling
A rich, creamy and silky White Chocolate Mousse with a fresh crisp hint of white grapes. This will be perfect for Valentine's Day!
8 ounces best-quality white chocolate, broken into small pieces ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter 6 large eggs, separated, at room temperature 1 cup sifted confectioners’ sugar ½ cup Riesling wine (I used my favorite Barefoot Riesling) 2 cups whipping cream, cold Pinch cream of tartar Toppings: Chocolate shavings Raspberries
- 8 ounces best-quality white chocolate, broken into small pieces
- ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
- 6 large eggs, separated, at room temperature
- 1 cup sifted confectioners’ sugar
- ½ cup Riesling wine (I used my favorite Barefoot Riesling)
- 2 cups whipping cream, cold
- Pinch cream of tartar
- Chocolate shavings
- Melt the white chocolate and butter in a small saucepan, stirring constantly.
- Beat the egg yolks, sugar and wine until the mixture forms a slowly dissolving ribbon when the beaters are lifted. Pour the mixture into the top of a double boiler and cook, whisking constantly, over simmering water until very thick, about three minutes.
- Remove to a large mixing bowl. Whisk in the white chocolate mixture and stir until smooth and cool.
- Beat the cream until the peaks are stiff. In a separate bowl, with clean beaters, beat the egg whites with the cream of tartar until stiff but not dry. Gently fold the egg whites into the chocolate mixture; then fold in the whipped cream. Refrigerate until set, about 3 hours.
- Spoon the chilled mousse into individual ramekins. Top with grated chocolate and raspberries.
Z, are you trying to make me forget all my healthy eating resolutions.
Hahhaha, just for a few minutes here!
this is so perfect for the v-day!
I agree!! Thanks dear 🙂
Absolutely fabulous! Riesling is one of my favorite wines to drink and use when I cook! Just gorgeous!
Thanks Nancy! Same here! Love Riesling 🙂
I absolutely LOVE the idea of this challenge, both for its creativity and as someone who is guilty of cookbook hoarding-but-rarely-using. And I equally love this mousse, especially with the addition of (I’m slightly ashamed to admit) my favorite kind of wine. What a beautiful Valentine’s Day treat!
Nora, you are in good company here! Riesling is my favorite too and that’s why I had a half bottle in the fridge the day I was making this lol! Thanks for the sweet comment! I’m a cookbook hoarder and can’t be trusted on amazon or on Barnes and Nobles! This club has been helping me justify a few purchases lol!
These are gorgeous! And your photos are so pretty! I’ve never made mousse, but I think I would definitely prefer this with the Riesling. It sounds so fancy! haha. Love those raspberries in there too. They add such a nice pop of color. 🙂
Thanks Beth! The Riesling was a great addition in the end :). Mousse is not hard to make. You will love it!!
These are absolutely stunning!! I would love to be dipping my owns spoon into one of the cups right now! White chocolate is my favorite!
Thanks Tanya!! I love white chocolate too 🙂 I kinda dipped my spoon way too often in the bowl :0
Oooh, now I want to make the mousse with riesling. I loved it with the Frangelico though. It’s my absolute favorite liqueur. Gorgeous photos, Zainab.
Thanks!! I want to try it with Frangelicos. Everyone says it was delicious! Thanks for picking a great book 🙂
You girls are reading my mind! I was just thinking that I wanted to make some creamy, dreamy, mousse and now here it is!!! LOVE it!
Yay! Helping you one day at a time lol!
Be still my heart. I love mousse (of all kinds). This is gorgeous and looks incredibly scrumptious. Oh, can we celebrate Valentine’s day at your house? 😉
Thanks Emily! Of course we can!! By the way, so sorry your card is late…I finally got around to grabbing it and putting it in the mail tomorrow. This past week has been crazy in school 🙁
I love that we all added little raspberries to this! Im not a berry person either, so it was just a whim for texture. And I dig that you used Reisling. I was considering messing around with another liqueur but after taste testing a few too many, I stuck with the plan ;D
Beautiful pics! Love your layers!
Thanks Kita! I wanted to try the original liqueur but was quite lazy on polar vortex week to leave the house just for that so just went with what was open in the house!! I’ll just have to remake with frangelicos because it just seems delicious with it 🙂
Mousse is one of those things that makes me feel so formal! This white chocolate version looks perfect for Valentine’s – so rich and creamy. I love how you put it “just some coordinated pouring” -> ain’t that the truth! Your last couple posts have had absolutely stunning photos, Zainab, keep it up!
Thank you very much dear! I think of mousse as fancy too. Always something I order at a restaurant but it was quite easy to make albeit the pouring and many bowls lol!
I knew my husband wouldn’t eat the mousse so I went with the pot pie. After seeing yours I am regretting my decision a bit. It looks super yummy.
HHaha mine wouldn’t eat the lasagna I really wanted so I went with mousse. What’s with these picky Mr Js??