When I see her
My heart explodes
My mind goes bananas
I see a thousand Alidas!
ST NEWS VENTURES INTO THE CULINARY WORLD
- OR: ONE GIRL AND HER CHOCOLATE MOUSSE
by Stefan Posthuma
When I first visited Richard in his student flat, I couldn't help
but notice a very cute girl sitting in the large living room of
the floor where Richard happens to live. But before I had the
chance of talking to her, Richard dragged me to his room and
abused my eardrums with blackened heavy metal.
Lots of weeks later, on New Year's eve, Richard and his friends
threw a party and I was invited. It was a very nice party, and
the aforementioned girl was there too. Her name was Alida.
The next morning I was suffering a little from the results of the
alcoholic adventures I had the night before, and I realized that
Alida was quite a girl. The little corner in my mind where
romantic neurons reside started making me feel very funny, but
nothing more happened, and I went home carrying my Aiwa HS-J202
Auto-reverse, Dolby B, Stereo Digital Synthesizer tuner (with 10
preset stations!), rechargable walkman machine (both Richard and
I purchased one the day before) which totally obliterated the
slight hangover with its divine sounds.
Some more weeks later, when I visited Richard to do some codeing,
eating, drinking and heavy-metalling, it turned out that we were
going out. Richard, Alida, Miranda (another nice girl living on
Richard's floor) and myself were going out. But first, Richard
and I were going to have some great dinner in one of Utrecht's
many restaurants. When we came back, our bellies filled with the
greatest of Greek delicacies, Alida told us she still had some
dessert left. She handed me a bowl filled with a brown substance
that looked a lot like mousse. There was a spoon in the bowl and
I put some of the brown stuff in my mouth.....
When I recovered, I was lying on the floor, with people around
me. They told me when I put the spoon in my mouth, my eyes popped
out, I cried the most thunderous cries, and collapsed on the
floor. The first thing I did when regained the ability to walk
was to run for the sink, grab the large bowl of Mousse and eat it
all. Spoonful after spoonful disappeared into my mouth. Waves of
delight went through me as I swallowed the brown substance. Later
I was told that I roamed the kitchen, searching for more Mousse.
When I found another bowl with some Mousse in it, I had to fight
with Richard (who had the same experiences) to empty it.
A few hours later, when I was back in the rational world and I
could control my urges to eat anything that even vaguely
resembled the Mousse, I realized what had happened to me. I had
eaten the most exquisite thing that ever was to be created by
anyone on this earth. Just think of it, the soft, tongue-
caressing chocolate with a touch of Cointreau, one of the more
exclusive liqueurs. The sweet taste will spread through your body
as liquid gold being poured into its mould. After the fist
spoonful, your papillas will cry for more and you are lost. After
recovering, there is only one thing you can think of: Mousse. You
will wake up in the middle of the night with a shivering cry,
after dreaming about chocolate shortages and cows becoming
extinct. Food will not appeal to you, unless it's Mousse. The
mere mention of words like chocolate or Cointreau will send you
drooling with appetite and the sight of Mousse will make you
loose all control.
Being the nice girl she is, Alida has given me the Recipe. It was
written on a train ticket and I treasure it like a priceless
jewel. One day I am going to try and make it myself. I am a
little reluctant to do this, because it will be blasphemy to
create something inferior to Alida's Mousse.
Now the greatest part of it all, the Recipe is included in this
HOW TO MAKE THE BEST MOUSSE EVER
Recipe by Alida
What you need:
175-200 grams (6-7 ounces) of bitter chocolate.
3 table-spoons (30 ml) of milk.
2 table-spoons of sugar.
50 gram (2 ounces) of butter.
1 white of an egg.
1/4 litre of whipping cream.
Break the chocolate into little pieces and melt them in a little
pan with the milk (very gently!). As soon as the chocolate has
melted completely, add the butter and let it cool off (It must
stay melted though).
Whip the cream with the sugar. Whip the white of the egg. Put the
white of the egg on the whipped cream and pour the chocolate
sauce over it. Stir gently and thoroughly. Put the whole in the
freezer for a couple of hours.
Serve with pineapple and coco-nut.
One suggestion to make it even better:
Add a dash of Cointreau to the melted chocolate sauce. In this
case, it is recommended to add some whipping cream strengthener
to the whipping cream.
Just try it......you'll be hooked.
A little note:
We have done some crazy things in the history of ST NEWS, but we
never published a recipe before. But both Alida and her Mousse
are special enough to write about. We are not going to start a
long line of receipts in ST NEWS, but I think this one time is
really great. (Unless Alida creates another lip-curling, tongue-
provoking, gargle-exciting and stomach-stimulating dessert)....
By the way, we had a great time going out in Utrecht!
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