But before I start on my subject of today’s, I have to tell you a quick story:
Yesterday, I was looking around my kitchen when I saw 2 cookie sheets in between my fridge and the wall! Like I said before, the lady who sold us our house recently left kitchen goodies around for me! These cookie sheets were from her, too. So, like any chef would do, I reached my arm into the crack to pull the sheets out. The one closest cam out fine, but the one in the back gave me difficulties….My arm got stuck in between the wall and the fridge!! Ahhhhh! I couldn’t get it out at all, and it was squishing me badly! I called for my sister, and we were both laughing while she tried to move the fridge :D. Don’t worry, my arm came out, and we did NOT have to call the ambulance.
On to mousse.
Over the weekend I tried a little bite of my mom’s chocolate halvah bar she bought. Oh my was it heavenly!!!! The way it flaked and melted in my mouth made my taste buds melt. Mmmmm. It wasn’t that sweet, either, so I was able to eat a couple bites.
You may be wondering, what is Halvah? Well, it is a dense, sweet confection that is served across the Indian subcontinent, Central Asia, West Asia, North Africa, the Horn of Africa, the Balkans, and the Jewish world. There are two different kinds of halva, nut-butter-based and flour-based. The one I tried was nut-butter-based from Tahini (sesame paste).
The Ingredients of this bar: Pure sesame seed, malted corn barely syrup, cocoa liquor, natural molasses powder, cocoa butter, egg white, natural vanilla flavor, lecithin.
After looking at these ingredients, and a few other recipes, I tried to create my own. Well, it failed.
But I created a dairy-free tahini chocolate mousse! How?
By beating an egg white to a stiff peak, heating cocoa powder, water, and tahini in a saucepan, and mixing. Store in the fridge overnight and voila!
Ah well, back to the drawing board for the halvah recipe.
Thought-provoking, mind-prodding question of the day:
Have you ever tried halvah? Do you know how to make it? Could ya help me out please?!!