Next to dark, milk, and even semi-sweet, white chocolate doesn’t get much attention. Not to kick it while it’s down, but white chocolate isn’t even technically “chocolate.” Joy of Baking states that it doesn’t really fall within the chocolate family because it does not have any chocolate liquor — what you will find is a combination of cocoa butter, milk solids, vanilla, sugar, and lecithin. Chocolate or not, it is time to give a little extra attention to rich and creamy white chocolate. A fantastic ingredient for baked goods and desserts, make one of the following seven recipes for a white-hot, white chocolate dish.
1. White Chocolate Mousse
Mousse makes a great alternative to cakes and cookies when it comes to dessert, and you can top this mousse from Food.com with fresh berries for a sweet evening treat. You could also use it to layer and ice cakes. It makes 8 servings.
- 12 (1 ounce) white chocolate baking squares, coarsely chopped
- 2 cups heavy whipping cream, divided
- 1 tablespoon confectioners’ sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Directions: In heavy saucepan over medium-low heat, combine chocolate and 2/3 cup cream. Cook and stir until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth. Cool to room temperature.
In small mixing bowl, beat remaining cream with confectioners’ sugar and vanilla until soft peaks form. Fold about 1/4 cup into chocolate mixture. Fold in remaining whipped cream mixture. Spoon into dessert dishes. Cover and refrigerate for at least two hours.