While looking through my cookbook stash I saw a picture of a black forest brownie pizza, but not being fond of cherries in that form and not liking the word pizza for dessert, I started brainstorming and this is what came out of that. It is a decadent dessert that gives the appearance of lots of time but is super easy and doesn't take much time at all. The best kind in my opinion. I also used a boxed brownie which saved a bit of time too. I think it would be fun to experiment with other versions of this one too.☺ It was delicious!!
1 box brownie mix
8 (1 ounce each) squares
½ cup water, divided
2 Tablespoons butter, (no substitutes)
3 egg yolks
2 Tablespoons sugar
1¼ cups heavy cream
fresh red raspberries
¼-½ cup each white and milk
chocolate chips for drizzle
Preheat oven. Prepare tart pan (Spring form would work too) by lining it with waxed paper and spraying with non stick spray. Mix brownies according to package directions. I used the recipe for more cake like brownies. Pour into prepared pan and bake according to directions on the package.
I also used the tiny one because I thought the tart one would be too full and because
I thought it would be fun to do individual ones sometime.
Allow to cool for about 5 minutes before inverting onto a serving dish. Carefully remove waxed paper.
All to cool while you prepare the mousse.
For the mousse:
Whip the cream until stiff peaks form, refrigerate.
In a double boiler, heat chocolate, ¼ cup water, and butter until the chocolate and butter are melted. Cool for 10 minutes. Meanwhile in a small heavy saucepan, whisk the egg yolks, sugar, and remaining water. Cook and stir over low heat until mixture reaches 160°F, about 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat; whisk in the chocolate mixture. Set saucepan in ice water and stir until cooled.Fold in whipped cream.
Spread on completely cooled brownie.
Top with red raspberries or fruit of your choice, strawberries would be perfect as well, and drizzle with melted chocolates. Refrigerate covered for several hours before serving. This gives the mousse time to get firm.
I think the individual ones are adorable. Serena and I stayed home from church because of sore throats so we shared this one. I'm sure it didn't do much good healthwise but it was a fun and worked wonders otherwise. ☺