The quickest and most delicious Nutella Mousse you’ll ever make!

Published: March 13, 2014
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Made with only a handful of ingredients yet, gives you a mouthful of sweet, hazelnut-infused chocolatey bliss. PHOTO: SAADIA TARIQ

I recently filled up ‘Homemaker’ in a form which had a field called ‘Occupation’. And soon after I was asked,

“So what else do you do apart from staying at home and ensuring nutritious meals for your children?”

To which I replied,

“Actually nothing, just trying to do a PhD in Domestic Staff Management (and failing miserably). I also have a diploma in ‘Hair Management’ where we were taught how not to pull your hair if the ‘feeder’ blows up or internet connections fail to work or Sui Gas connections were blown up in Balochistan.

During my break time, I go from one grocery store to another doing market research trying to figure out why I can’t seem to get everything I need under one roof. I often hang out with shop vendors and the fruit waala and in my spare time (if I have any left) I try to do some ‘homemakery’ which involves looking after my offspring and their weekly deadly tests, social commitments and hanging out sessions.”

Did I say too much? What can I do, I just couldn’t control it. I mean come on, with such busy and hectic schedules, who has time to stay at home and cook meals, leave alone nutritious ones.

And before another crisis hits upon us, please let me share with you a recipe of Nutella Mousse. An incredible dessert that comes together in no time especially when you have to entertain at home along with the rest of the ‘homemakery’ that you’re doing.

Light and airy, the Nutella Mousse is made with a handful of ingredients yet gives you a mouthful of sweet, hazelnut-infused chocolate kick, enough to keep you focused on the various daily chores you have on that never-ending to-do list.

So here it goes.

Ingredients: (Serves 6 – 8)

Heavy cream – 1 cup (250 ml)

Nutella – 1/2 cup

Instant coffee – 1 tsp

Method:

1) Whip up the cream, Nutella and coffee in a chilled bowl until you get soft peaks. Be careful not to overbeat it because there is a split second jump for the mousse to turn into a grainy butter mess.

Photo: Saadia Tariq

2) Pour the mixture in a large glass bowl or small cups.

Photo: Saadia Tariq

3) Chill for at least four hours before serving.

And Voila! Fastest route to becoming a ‘shining domestic Goddess’ from an absolutely idle ‘Homemaker’.

Photo: Saadia Tariq

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Saadia Tariq

Saadia Tariq

The writer is a food consultant, blogger and food photographer. You can see her work on her website www.capturebyst.com, her Facebook page www.facebook.com/capturebyst or follow her on twitter @capturebyst (twitter.com/capturebyst).

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