This challenge was great. First, it involved maple, and who doesn’t love maple? Second, I finally learned how to make a mousse. The hazelnut mousse I attempted in January was a disaster. Third, it was clever and all of our guests this past Sunday loved it (and they also were eating a friend’s delectable chocolate pot de creme, so the competition was fierce) Finally, it was kosher for Passover, so I didn’t even have to violate commandments against chametz to participate!
The April 2011 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Evelyne of the blogCheap Ethnic Eatz. Evelyne chose to challenge everyone to make a maple mousse in an edible container. Prizes are being awarded to the most creative edible container and filling, so vote on your favorite from April 27th to May 27th at http://thedaringkitchen.com!
I made the maple mousse exactly as described, with no alterations, while I opted for the nut cup, made of walnuts, since, as a vegetarian, the bacon option just wasn’t my cup of tea. The flavors complemented each other very nicely, and this just easy enough to make again.