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!
Anyone who knows me well, especially who's around me during the fall season, knows my love of all things maple. I blame my stepmom Cathie, who is Canadian and introduced me to the wonderfulness of maple candy. So, I was excited when I saw this challenge. I have to admit, it was a little bit strange, this mousse. It has gelatin in it, and I think Aunt Betty and I weren't paying enough attention to it, and it got weirdly chunky at times. We had to whisk frantically for a bit, then it was fine.
The edible container was made of walnuts, you know, for the maple-walnut flavor combo. Definitely interesting to take a bite of it. I think the mousse was definitely cute when it's piped inside. All in all, I want to try mousse again, and concentrate on it more.