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Karl’s Tuile – French Almond Wafers

Adapted from a Travel Gourmand recipe

Tuile—French for a curved roof tile and pronounced tweel—is a thin, crisp, and curved cookie, frequently used to garnish desserts. Wife Jan is making chocolate mousse for my birthday and asked me to make some tuile to add to the dish. Although, I have watched them being made—we hosted a French family and the father made some while they were here—I have never tried my hand at them.

Karl's Tuile

Karl’s Tuile

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Jan’s Almond Chocolate Mousse

For me Claudia’s Chocolate Mousse is the mousse by which all others are judged. It is however, not a health food. Jan has started to make it on anyone’s birthday. Jan spent years perfecting the techniques of making the mousse, but she got bored with making just “chocolate” mousse. She now makes a different variation every time she make it. For example, she has made a cherry liqueur variation, a Baileys Irish Cream variation, and a low sugar  variation.

Jan's Almond Chocolate Mousse with Tuile

Jan’s Almond Chocolate Mousse with Tuile

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Jan’s Cinnamon Chocolate Mousse

Jan is making chocolate mousse to go with my 65th birthday dinner. For me Claudia’s Chocolate Mousse is the mousse by which all others are judged. It is however, not a health food. It has replaced cakes as the birthday treat in our house.

Jan’s Cinnamon Chocolate Mousse

Jan’s Cinnamon Chocolate Mousse

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Jan’s Drambuie Chocolate Mousse

For me Claudia’s Chocolate Mousse is the mousse by which all others are judged. It is however, not a health food. It has replaced cakes as the go-to dessert for special occasions. Jan has spent years perfecting the techniques of making this mousse, but it took her years more before she dared to tinker with mom’s recipe. This Easter, Jan made chocolate mousse with Drambuie.

Jan’s Drambuie Chocolate Mousse

Jan’s Drambuie Chocolate Mousse

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Jan’s Chocolate Mousse, the Father’s Day Variation

For me Claudia’s Chocolate Mousse is the mousse by which all others are judged. It is however, not a health food. It has replaced cakes as the birthday/holiday treat in our house. Jan has spent years perfecting the techniques of making my mother’s mousse, but it took her years before she dared to tinker with mom’s recipe. This weekend, I am making Israeli couscous with almonds, Jan decided that chocolate mousse with Amaretto would be a good dessert for my Father’s Day dinner.

Jan’s Chocolate Mousse, the Father’s Day Variation

Jan’s Chocolate Mousse
the Father’s Day Variation

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Jan’s Ginger Chocolate Mousse

For me Claudia’s Chocolate Mousse is the mousse by which all others are judged. It is however, not a health food. Jan has started to make it on anyone’s birthday. Jan spent years perfecting the techniques of making the mousse, but she got bored with making just “chocolate” mousse. She now make a different variation every time she make it.

Jan’s Ginger Chocolate Mousse

Jan’s Ginger Chocolate Mousse

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Jan’s Low Sugar Chocolate Mousse with Drambuie Butterscotch Sauce

For me Claudia’s Chocolate Mousse is the mousse by which all others are judged. It is however, not a health food. It has replaced cakes in our house as the holiday treat. Jan has spent years perfecting the techniques of making mousse, but it took her years before she dared to tinker with mom’s recipe.

Jan’s Low Sugar Chocolate Mousse with Drambuie Butterscotch Sauce

Jan’s Low Sugar Chocolate Mousse
with Drambuie Butterscotch Sauce

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Jan’s Drunken Cherry Chocolate Mousse Cake

I am finally getting around to writing up the recipe that Jan created for Miriam’s Birthday. At our house, my mother’s chocolate mousse has become the standard birthday treat. Jan has made several variations of this creamy dessert, for this one she decided that should would add cherry liqueur.

Jan’s Drunken Cherry Chocolate Mousse Cake

Jan’s Drunken Cherry Chocolate Mousse Cake

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Jan’s Chocolate Mousse, the Chris Variation

For me, Claudia’s Chocolate Mousse is the mousse by which all others are judged. It is however, not a health food. It has replaced cakes as the birthday treat in our house. Jan has spent years perfecting the techniques of making mousse, but it took her years before she dared to tinker with mom’s recipe. This weekend is Chris’ birthday dinner, so Jan decided she would create a variation just for him.

Jan’s Chocolate Mousse, the Chris Variation

Jan’s Chocolate Mousse, the Chris Variation

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Claudia’s Chocolate Mousse 2.0

Miriam requested my mother’s chocolate mousse for her birthday dinner. Jan has experimented with variations over the years, but Miriam wanted the original “plain” chocolate mousse. Jan chaffed at this restriction, until she thought of using Strauss milk.

Claudia's Chocolate Mousse 2.0

Claudia’s Chocolate Mousse 2.0

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