Are you looking for something to satisfy your sweet tooth? Especially during summer I like this TCM dessert. It is made according to the theory of 5 elements cooking. (Which means that all food can be associated with one element – Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, Water – and each meal should consist of all elements.)
The mousse is made with chocolate (always a winner!) and silken tofu. That might sound a bit strange. Silken tofu basically tastes like nothing but it gives a nice texture. The dessert is really easy to make. It has to chill for 2 hours, thus it’s not for sponanetous cravings. But if you plan a TCM or 5 elements menu, it gives you time to actually enjoy the menu stress free!
TCM Dessert: Chocolate Mousse with Silken Tofu
- 150g dark Chocolate
- Vanilla powder
- 2 tbsp strong Espresso
- 1 Orange (zest & juice)
- 400g Silken Tofu
- Chili powder
Preparation of the Chocolate Mousse is really simple:
- Break 150g dark chocolate into small pieces and melt them carefully in a water bath. Add a bit Vanilla powder.
- Prepare a strong espresso, zest the orange and press some orange juice.
- Puree 400g silken tofu, 2 tablespoons of espresso and a bit chili.
- Add the melted chocolate, orange zest, 1-2 teaspoons of orange juice and a pinch of salt and puree again.
- Fill the mousse into 3-4 small bowls and cover them. Let them rest in the fridge app. 2 hours.
- Enjoy the rest of the espresso and orange juice while the mousse chills!
I really like this TCM dessert. As I write about it I just want to eat another bowl!
However, I have to say that it is not particularly sweet. I eat sugar free most of the time, so that doesn’t bother me. If you want the dessert to be sweeter feel free to use milk chocolate, add more vanilla or add honey!
Note: I forgot where I found that TCM recipe. If you happen to be the creative cook, please contact me!