OAK-SMOKED CHOCOLATE MOUSSE WITH BRAAIED BANANAS | SA Garden and Home

OAK-SMOKED CHOCOLATE MOUSSE WITH BRAAIED BANANAS

RECIPE Braai - Reuben on Fire, by Reuben Riffel, R380, (Quivertree Publications) PHOTOGRAPH Craig Fraser
Last updated on 27 September 2016

Bananas go beautifully with chocolate and they’re easy to cook on the braai. So try something new and whip up a chocolate mousse in a Weber and throw those bananas on the grill

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups dark chocolate
  • Seeds of 1 vanilla pod
  • 1 cup cream, whipped softly
  • 4 egg whites, whisked to a stiff peak
  • 4 bananas
  • Chocolate shavings (optional)

METHOD

  1. Place the chocolate in a bowl over a bain-marie. In a Weber, bring oak chips to a smoke over low heat. Place the bain-marie inside the Weber and cover. The chocolate will smoke and melt in about 30 minutes.
  2. Remove the chocolate from the heat and leave to temper until it reaches room temperature. Stir in the vanilla seeds. Gently fold in a quarter of the cream, then fold in the rest of the cream. Gently fold in the egg whites.
  3. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve. Grill the bananas, skins on, over medium heat. The banana is cooked once the skin has gone completely black.
  4. Serve the bananas hot or cold with the chocolate mousse. If you like, garnish with chocolate shavings.

This recipe serves 4 people

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