As a perfect follow up to a light meal like the salmon mentioned in the last post; I need something light, yet, sort of rich. A friend of mine had recommended Ellie's Dark Chocolate Mousse. She had described it as not too sweet, so it sounded perfect. I omitted the brandy since I would be serving this to my kids and used regular cocoa, since that was what I had in my pantry.
The Hub is a huge fan of chocolate; even more so than me, which is somewhat odd. I knew he would appreciate this. After our meal, I brought it out and of course everyone's eyes widened. I opted not to tell them what was in it until the tried it. The Hub loved it and once I told him it was made from tofu, he loved it even more. He commented that it was rich, which I found funny since I did not think it was. Camden, being a typical four year old, obviously loved it as well. What kid does not like anything slightly resembling chocolate pudding? She has never been intimidated by tofu, which she affectionately calls "to-food". Maybe because she spent most of her earlier years in an asian-influenced culture, for which I am thankful. Roman had stuffed himself silly with salmon - since that seems to be his favorite, and finished only half.
This was definitely a winner and will be repeated in my family. It was a cinch to throw together and is somewhat impressive visually. I think it would be perfect following a dinner party when you want something light and non-fussy.