National Mousse Day
The celebration of the best dessert is about to pop up in your area! The perfect day to appreciate this perfect dessert. November 30 was selected as the day for us to enjoy and appreciate the taste of the glory mousse.
Mousse is the perfect dessert to be enjoyed over a tea time and during a celebratory event. This mouth-watering dessert is also famous as toppings and cake fillings. Made the cake and any dessert a hundred times better with the mousse melted inside your mouth.
Mousse is basically made of chocolate, caramel, puree, coffee, and other extracts. The rich feeling of eating the fluffiest cloud-like dessert is melting you. The first experience of eating mousse is the best experience of you will ever have. First, you will be surprised and then you will go aww all the way.
History of Mousse
Mousse is originally a French dessert. The story of how mousse was invented was still a mystery to date. However, the mousse was claimed to be used in the French kitchen since the 18th century. Cooking chocolate was introduced in the 17th century and people keep it invented a new chocolate recipe and then, poof, a mousse was born.
Mousse is a type of a foamy dessert that is derived from chocolate. Mousse in French means foam, which is why mousse is called a mousse as due to the foamy texture of the mousse has. The first mousse invented by the French is named mousse au Chocolate.
The mousse was first found in a newspaper called Boston Daily Globe in 1897 in the Housekeeper’s Column. The newspaper published the first recipe of mousse during that time. Mousse in the recipe is a pudding type chocolate which is slightly different from nowadays’s mousse.
Over the years, people started to use the mousse as toppings and flavorings for other desserts. The foamy and rich chocolate taste single-handedly enriches the whole dessert. That is superpower right there.
Health Benefits of Mousse
Aside from having a delicious and glorious taste, mousse also brings benefits to our body. Listed are the health benefits of eating mousse;
- Support Cardiovascular Health
Chocolate that contains plant sterols and cocoa flavanols are said to be good in improving blood pressure. This chocolate contains is a good low-fat diet that can lower your cholesterol in which will improve your cardiovascular health.
- Improve Cognitive Function
The cocoa extract called lavado in the mousse helps the blood to flow energetically to all parts of the brain. Not only delicious, but mousse also can help you to have a healthier brain and reduce memory decline.
- Improve Athletic Performance
Mousse can boost your oxygen availability causing you to have a more energetic day. The chocolate contains is said to release the nitric oxide in the body.
As much as you love mousse, you can have your mousse right away by ordering them. Here is a list of café where you can order your mousse;
You are obligated to celebrate this day on this date. Mark your calendar because you will be celebrating National Mousse Day by appreciating the taste of the mousse on this day with your loved ones.
Here is a recipe of how to make the mousse;
- 12 ounces of dark chocolate
- 6 eggs
- Half salted butter
- Half unsalted butter
- 1tbsp of sugar
- A pinch of salt
- Separate the egg whites and egg yolks
- Whip egg whites with a pinch of salt until it stiffens. Put it aside.
- Melt dark chocolate on a boiler pan
- Put in the butter
- Pour in the whipped eggs onto the pan
- Add the sugar and egg yolks one by one, slowly
- Stir the mixtures slowly until it is well-combined
- Remove from the pan and let it cool for an hour
- Refrigerate the mixture overnight for at least 6 hours
And, tada! Now you can enjoy your own handmade mousse freshly made at your kitchen. Celebrate this day by sharing your mousse with everyone around you. Happy National Mousse Day people! Visit foodpanda to learn more about food holidays around us.
Article Written By Marcovy
Marcovy is a passionate writer who thinks life is about living to eat and enjoying it to the fullest. He wanted to explore the restaurants around Malaysia and the idea of documenting those food experiences was what inspired him to start writing food blog.