Thursday, 15 November 2012

Minnie Castevet's Chocolate Mouse

     Mousse au chocolat or "chocolate mouse", as she calls it, is one of Minnie Castevet's speci-al-ities. I used a recipe involving Kahlua; it's like eating chocolate velvet. Each ramekin is initialed with pink icing.    

I know which one I'm eating...

Photo credits: Kelly Garsha

    So far I've chosen desserts and tried to make them scary, so this time I tried to think of horror movies in which a dessert plays an important role. My all-time  favourite horror movie, Rosemary's Baby (1968), just happened to fit the bill. Ladies and gentlemen, this is the pivotal pudding that gets the ball rolling, and the precursor to one of the most uncomfortable dream sequences of all time. From confection to conception. Allow me to explain...

     Rosemary's husband, Guy, answers the door after dinner and brings in two cups of chocolate mousse from their next-door neighbour, Minnie. One for him and one for her. As they eat, Rosemary notices a funny taste, while Guy denies this and aggressively tells her, "The old bat slaved all day on it; now eat it!" Even though she slips most of it into her napkin, within 10 minutes she's losing consciousness. Oh yeah, and when she wakes up the next morning, she's pregnant with the devil's child.  

"It has an undertaste... a chalky undertaste"

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