Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Chocolate Mousse Torte

So this is one of those things I made a while ago but met with rave reviews. Actually Adam said it was horrible as did mom but I think that's because they didn't want anyone else eating it as Adam ate half of it himself.

  • 37 NILLA Wafers, divided
  • 4 (1 ounce) squares BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate, divided
  • 2 (3.9 ounce) packages JELL-O Chocolate Instant Pudding
  • 2 cups cold milk
  • 3 cups of homemade whipped cream divided
  • 1 (8 ounce) package PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cold milk

It's an easy no bake recipe.
line a 9" round pan with clear plastic wrap
stand up 16 of the wafers around the edge
melt 3 of your chocolate squares
Beat pudding mixes and 2 cups milk with whisk 2 min. Add melted chocolate; mix well. Stir in 1 cup whipped cream; pour into prepared pan.
Beat cream cheese, sugar and remaining milk with mixer until well blended. Stir in 1 cup of the whipped cream then spread over pudding. Top with remaining wafers and cover with plastic wrap again an chill in the fridge for 3 hours.

Remove the top layer of wrap when ready to serve and gently turn out onto your serving dish (I placed my serving dish on top of my torte then flipped so I wouldn't have to worry about it falling out on the floor or anything. Then add the remaining cup (or more of you'd like) of the whipped cream to the top. Take the last square and shave it for decoration on top of the whipped cream. Cut and serve. Yummy!

Catch up

I've still been cooking and exploring my kitchen. Learning new things, cooking with new foods and new seasonings but not been posting. I've been busy with my 9 month old son. Hard to believe he's 9 months now. How time flies. I've just recently started to delve into the world of furniture restoration as well and I figure might as well put that stuff up here on the blog as well. I've done only one piece start to finish and that's the mirror that hangs in my living room. I'll be posting pictures shortly. I also have a second mirror that was donated to me by some wondermus friends of mine, Lesa & Scott (Thank you very much), that I have amazing plans for. That one will end up in my bedroom. Which thanks to some very cheap mis-tinted paint I'm going to finally be able to start working on decorating. My living room/dining room/kitchen all have some semblance of niceness, heck even my hall bathroom is more decorated than my bedroom. I figure I'm more willing to spend money in those other rooms because more people see them. But why not decorate our own inner sanctums? Is it just me or are others like this as well? I need to buy a little fabric but shouldn't be too costly. I've got plans to make a couple of pillows too.