Vanilla,Salted Butter Caramel and Chocolate Mousse And A Giveaway

Thursday, September 24, 2009


Vanilla, Caramel & Chocolate Mousse

When I asked Bill what he would like me to prepare for him while I am gone for a few days, his answer was an unequivocal "Mousse please!". Yes, he is a softee and I know his mom spoiled him with homemade desserts pretty much all his life so his answer did not come as a surprise. I did prepare a few things to warm up after work during the five days I'll be gone but I know Bill. When I showed him where everything was in the fridge, his eyes immediately landed on these Vanilla, Salted Butter Caramel and Chocolate Mousses. And they were all the way in the back. Of course.

So where am I going for 5 days that he needs a fridge full of goodies? San Francisco! I am attending the 2009 BlogHer conference which will be held on Saturday. I am also one of the speakers at the conference! I am so psyched about this event for so many reasons. For starters just take a look at the program here. All these amazing bloggers giving of their experience and expertise, I am honored to be among them and hope to contribute as much as they are.

Then there are all these attendees that I will finely get to meet in person and finally hug silly until they call security because Tartelette is cutting their air supply from excitement! Friends kept tweeting they wanted to meet me, well I want to meet them just as much.


Making Mousse

Last May, I was supposed to join Bill on a working trip near Jen from Use Real Butter and we immediately made the plan that I'd stay with her a few days while he'd work. That plan fell through. We were both upset at the circumstances and she asked if I'd be coming to San Francisco for BlogHer. She was. Maybe we could meet up there. This summer has been financially sucky so we were pretty much tied down not going anywhere for a long time. She emailed back the same day and said in her usual ways "Damn it Helen! You're going! Here are Frequent Flyers miles we are not using and you are sharing a room with me. Get a conference ticket and we'll figure something out."

Yes. That is the kind of chick Jen is and I am proud to call her my friend. She rocks. Period.

Man! Those tickets were hotter than the best Nutella crepes on a street cart in Paris. They sold out before I could even log on the computer. So waitlist it was. Drats! Then my name got tossed in the hat for potential speaker and the wait began. Either a ticket would come open or I'd be a speaker in which case I would not need one. Nothing happened on either front for a very long time. Then, I finally scored a ticket and three days later got an email about being a speaker (in case you are wondering, that ticket went back in the ticket pool).


Vanilla, Caramel & Chocolate Mousse

So here we are...On Friday I get to squeeze silly one of the best gals I know and on Saturday I will be talking about "Your Blog is Great…now what? Letting your blog lead the way to new opportunity". I am honored, ecstatic and nervous all at once. Sharing this panel with Jaden and Amy gives the chance to see three different people with different opportunities, different paths and at different pit stops on their careers. I have no doubt this panel will be informative and fun. Did I say I was psyched already? Ok, ok....

Well, I am not done being psyched because my friend Anita from Married With Dinner extended an invite to stay with her a couple for a few days passed the conference and of course I jumped on it! Finally we get to hang out! We have plenty of fun things planned and I can't wait to tell you about it through pictures and emotions. There will be plenty of dinners, lunches and stories shared with friends and strangers and I hope to post a few fun shots while I am gone.

I know by now you must be pretty tired about me gushing about the next five days, so I will shut up and give you back some of the "good schtuff" I am lucky to experience everyday by hosting a little giveaway.

Aprons sample, for more colors and motifs, check The Hip Hostess website.

To win one of these adorable demi style aprons by The Hip Hostess (winner's choice) all you have to do is leave a comment on this post between Thursday September 24th and Sunday September 27th, midnight Eastern Time. My dear husband will draw the winner at random and I will put her/him in contact with The Hip Hostess to pick the preferred demi style apron. But that's not all! Deborah from The Hip Hostess generously offers all the readers of Tartelette a 15% discount on any order throughout October 15th 2009. Use the promo code TART (all caps) at check out. Very cool!

Enter Jen's to win an Ipod Nano and enter here to win a fabulous apron handmade by The Hip Hostess, so you can bake and groove in style. And no, we did not plan it, would not have worked, ahah!

Now you can understand why I loaded the fridge with tons of good things for Bill to eat while I am gone. I am sad he won't be able to walk around SF with me but I know he is not yet prepared for a room full of people saying "Oh my god it's you!" and hugging you every 5 minutes. He said mousse was just fine. Especially one that starts with a soft and silky Bavarian cream and combines delicious layers such as vanilla, salted butter caramel and chocolate...

Vanilla, Caramel & Chocolate Mousse

Vanilla, Salted Butter Caramel and Chocolate Mousse:

Serves 4 to 6 depending on the size of your ramekins

Notes: you want to prepare the caramel part of this triplr mousse first as it needs to cool down properly before being incorporated to the rest of the base.

For the caramel:
1/2 cup (100gr) sugar
2 tablespoons (30ml) water
1/2 teaspoon fleur de sel or fine sea salt
1/4 cup (60ml ) heavy cream
2 teaspoons (10gr) unsalted butter

For the chocolate:
4 oz (120gr) dark semisweet chocolate

For the vanilla mousse base:
4 egg yolks
1/4 cup (50 gr) sugar
1 cup (250 ml) whole milk
1/2 vanilla bean
1 Tb (7gr) powdered gelatin, sprinkled over 3 Tb water
1 cup (250ml) heavy cream

Prepare the caramel:Place the sugar and water in a medium heavy bottomed saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat. Continue to cook until caramel in color. Remove from the heat and add the salt, heavy cream and butter. Stir with a wooden spoon until completely smooth. Let cool to room temperature.

Prepare the chocolate:
In a medium bowl set over a pan of simmering water, melt the chocolate until smooth. Remove from the heat and let cool to room temperature.

Prepare the mousse base:
In a large bowl, whisk the egg yolks with the sugar until very pale. In the meantime, in a large saucepan set over medium heat, bring the milk and the vanilla bean (split open and scraped over the milk) to a boil. Slowly pour the milk over the yolks, whisking constantly. Pour the mixture back into the saucepan over medium low heat and cook until the cream coats the back of a spoon (as if making creme anglaise). Add the softened gelatin and stir until melted completely into the cream. Let cool to room temperature.
Whip the heavy cream to soft peaks and fold it into the cooled cream base. Divide the base into three equal portions (one will stay untouched).

Assemble:
Add a couple of tablespoons of the base to the caramel to lighten it a bit and stir with a spoon. Gently fold the rest of the alloted mousse base into the caramel with a spatula.
Do the same for the chocolate portion.
Layer all three parts evenly into dishes or ramekins and refrigerate for an hour.

428 comments:

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Branwen said...

Those aprons are adorable! I'd love to win one.

Kimberly said...

Your creations always amaze me and motivate me to push myself in the kitchen. Love it! The mousse looks delicious...as always :-)

Mireya said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Trisha said...

I love reading your blog. Your photographs and recipes are beautiful!

Amy said...

I love your blog. The photos are great and it is fun to follow your culinary adventures. I have yet to make any of your creations but hopefully this weekend will be the one. Have a great time at BlogHer.

Erica said...

Oh, those aprons are gorgeous! :)

Mariana said...

Have fun at the conference! I hope I win an apron while you're away!

Lex said...

I love your sight and it gives me such wonderful inspiration to spend more time in the kitchen! Thanks!

Happy cook said...

I loved reading thispost, from your earlier post and from jeans place i knew you both wre good friends.
Loved Tartelette is cutting their air supply hi hi i was laughinh out loud here.
Enjoy you time in theblogher meeating.
Wish i had the patience to make this beautiful and dleicous dessert.
Love the apron. Will check out the site.

Diana said...

I would also stalk those mousses in the back in the fridge.

So kind of you to give away an apron, they're all lovely.

Kira said...

Have a wonderful time at BlogHer! These aprons are absolutely adorable! I love them.

mmiller said...

The mousse looks so good! And the black and white demi apron is adorable! Have a wonderful time in SF (you'll be in my neck of the woods)!

Bbq Dude said...

This looks delicious - might have to make it this weekend. And I think my wife would *love* to see me in one of those aprons...

Christina said...

I hope you have an awesome time in SF & definitely post plenty of pics! Happy travelling!

TheKate said...

Save travels!

Rachel said...

Between the aprons and the dessert, I'm in heaven!

Eunice said...

Your recipes are not only amazing but gorgeous! They look like tiny pieces of art! You motivate me to push myself harder in the kitchen!

Jaya said...

Those are beautiful aprons!
Have fun at the conference--it sounds like it'll be great!

Madeleine said...

You are my favorite food blogger! I positively drool over each and every post.

Let's face it: presentation counts. Where do you buy such fantastic verrines, ramekins, bowls, etc for your masterpieces?!

sbelle said...

Beautiful and looks scrumptious!

-K said...

Must try this recipe - thanks, it looks marvelous!!

Jessica said...

Those look gorgeous. You do perfect layered desserts. So pretty.

Junglefrog said...

I would so have loved loved loved to go to Blogher... but it's not gonna happen! Maybe I can then also some of that gorgeous chocolate mousse? Just to make me feel better too..? Have an insanely fantastic time over there Helen! I'm sure we will hear all about it when you're back!

Jessica said...

The aprons are so cute! Right now I'm rocking a clasic blue and white striped full on apron from Williams and Sonoma and would love another to work in the rotation. An apron for every mood!

Lee Anne said...

Gorgeous aprons! And desserts, of course, as always lovely.

Laura said...

Oh my gosh that mousse looks good. Lucky husband!

Good to know I am not the only blogger that does not have money for things like BlogHer--that's awesome that Jen came through for you like that. The aprons are adorable.

cindy* said...

the mousses look amazing!

so happy to hear that you get to connect with some of your blog pals...amazing! also happy to hear that things worked out on that front as well, it will be a blast i'm sure!

Pat in Oak Ridge said...

This recipe looks wonderful. I hope you have a great time at the conference. Maybe you and The Pioneer Woman can get together.

Brienne said...

Absolutely fantastic - dessert, photography, and a giveaway! Have a safe and wonderful trip.

Where can I find those clear spoons...they look fabulous?

Char said...

oh so much heaven to love

and the aprons are so adorable!

K said...

Yes! I will, in fact, be the hippest hostess in one of these aprons!

LS said...

salted butter and chocolate is just the divine mix according to me! your recipe and picture are just so tempting! Have a good time in S.F.
www.lauresophie.com

Maria said...

Love the dessert, love the aprons, love you! I can't wait to meet you in person this weekend. Have a safe trip and see you soon:)

Hilary said...

Have a great trip and be safe!

boysnbiscuits said...

You are fabulous! I can't wait to try this recipe!

And the aprons... oh my. I have developed an obsession with aprons over the past couple years, and I would just LOVE to add one of these to my collection! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win one!

Wendi said...

The Mousse-- It is just beautiful!

Allison said...

Love those aprons, and the mousse, not sure which one I want more right now (pretty sure it's the mousse). Hope to see you at BlogHer!

Anita (Married... with dinner) said...

aw, you are so sweet to give us a shout-out... we are so excited to have you come visit us at last!

See you VERY soon :D

veron said...

YUm, I know how great those salted caramels are. Have fun in San Francisco, wish I could go as that's my favorite city in the U.S. You'll do fantastic as a speaker!

Stacey said...

J'aimerais trop etre une HIP HOSTESS!!! I would love to be a hip hostess!

Dana Treat said...

This recipe looks absolutely dreamy to me - everything I love in one little pot - except for the gelatin. Why does some mousse have it and others don't? Is there some way to get around it for us vegetarians? (I don't expect an answer any time soon - I know you are busy!)

Jen Yu said...

Nah nah nah, I just wanted you there b/c I didn't want to room with anyone else ;) ah ha ha! Seriously, the conference is so much better for having you! Can't wait. *Get some sleep!!* xxoo

P.S. bring a mousse while you're at it. You can bribe the airlines with it when they mess up your flight :) hee hee

Jane said...

now that is one cool apron.

Amber said...

Beautiful aprons - beautiful photography. I am always so impressed!

Sarah said...

Such cute aprons!!! I wish I was going to BlogHer, I would love to hear your talk! Maybe next year it will be on the East coast...

Nicole said...

Oh my goodness these look wonderful. Those aprons are so cute too!

Heidi said...

Yummmmm, mousse looks amazing!!

♥♥♥Ria♥♥♥ said...

I am so happy for you Helen! Have a great time at Blogher! Wish I could join you all...next yr maybe when I move to USA. Then I'll be there along with others to say 'Oh my God! It's you!' :)

Have a safe trip! And I must say Bill is sure lucky to have you! :)You stock up so well!!

xx

healthily sanguine said...

I love your blog, am salivating over the mousse, and would love an apron! The other day I narrowly escaped getting bacon grease all over my work outfit, so I think I need it!

Erin Renzas said...

This looks amazing!

Crystal said...

I hope you have a *blast*! (Wtg, Jen!) I'm apparently a sucker for mousse or bavarian cream as well... you never talk about it without my being tempted to make it... :)

theapartmentkitchen said...

A chic apron? I hardly knew there was such a thing! I'm jonesing for it!

As always, your photos are beautiful.

culinarypilgrim said...

These look wonderful! I can't wait to make them. Thanks for the giveaway. The aprons are soooo cute!

Fig said...

I can't decide which looks more delicious - those amazing aprons or the luscious mousses. I'd have to pick the mousse, I think, but it would sure be nice to eat one while wearing a cute apron. :-)

Anita said...

Beautiful aprons!

Diana said...

Love the layered look of the mousse, so pretty! Would also love an apron :)

notmicrowavesafe said...

Apparently I've just been keeping an eye on you in my reader, because I'm pretty sure I haven't seen the new blog design- it's beautiful! I love the blue-gray neutral color scheme. Anyway, have fun in San Fran, I'm super jealous!

-Jen

Ophy said...

The mousse looks absolutely appetizing and delicious! The aprons are so adorable and stylish too! Have a great time in SF! The food there is wonderful! :)

Pei-Lin said...

Oh dear! I'm gonna try this real soon for my family!! Thanks for sharing Helen! And, all the best at BlogHer!! Awaiting your good news!

Pei-Lin

jillp said...

I live in San Francisco, and hope you enjoy the city as much as I do! Have a wonderful trip.

Elizabeth said...

Those mousse cups look divine! Seriously. Even if you weren't giving away the cutest damn aprons, I've ever seen, I'd still be forced to tell you how damn delicious those look. My mouth is watering and it's still breakfast time. It's my hubby's birthday today, so may I will have to make these now instead of mocha cake. Mmmmm.

Southern Gal said...

The aprons are great, but that mousse is beyond words. Can't wait to try it!

lumplings said...

Oooo cute aprons! Thanks for organizing this!

NecessaryForce said...

I've never made mousse before, but I'm tempted to make these!
Beautiful aprons, by the way. And I look forward to hearing all about the conference!

kotomi said...

Caramel is one of my favorite things in this world..! I will have to set aside a weekend day to tackle this recipe :)

Good luck and have fun at BlogHer!

kickpleat said...

The mousse looks amazing! And of course I'd love an apron and they are just so pretty. Have a great time at BlogHer!

Brandi said...

(1) Have fun at the BlogHer conference! I wish I was going, but alas, school work calls...
(2) Your blog makes me want to eat my computer screen. Today's delicious dessert is no exception. My only fear about making it is that I would horde all of the final products and just eat them until I was in a dessert coma.
(3) Those aprons are so cute! I'd love to have a demi-apron. I'm going to keep my fingers crossed that I win it, but if I don't, I just may have to use that 15% offer.

The Duchess of Wessex said...

Those aprons are a MUST have!

Travel safe - come back soon - we'll miss you!!

Ammy Lea said...

putting the mousse on the "to bake list" and the aprons on the "to buy if i don't win list"!

carmencooks said...

those aprons are adorable!!

edina said...

The mousse looks so delicious! Thanks for a great giveaway!

JacquieAtEquivEpi said...

These aprons are awesome! And your dessert looks so pretty. I have a fear of doing layered desserts :)

Angela said...

loving the aprons!

kprice said...

Love, love, love the aprons!

ReNi said...

I'd probably have spotted the dessert right away too. quel dommage that i haven't got any time this weekend to try it..
Have a nice time >> SF :)

LadyWild said...

Those aprons are adorable. I wonder how cute it would be covered in flour and goo. I'm such a messy cook!

Marina said...

Is this the kind of caramel you are not supposed to stir while it is on the fire? Is there a "stage" I should be looking for or a temperature?
Thanks

Lucy Vaserfirer said...

The conference sounds like it’s going to be terrific. I hope you have a blast, and I’m looking forward to reading all about it when you get back. I hope I can go next year!

thewhimsicalcupcake said...

oh gosh these look soooooo good. my hips won't thank you :)

and those demi-aprons.... WAY too cute!

thank you for the giveaway!!!

FeeMail said...

I'd love to cook in style ;-)!

Sara said...

The mousse looks delicious!

Emma said...

Have a wonderful trip. SF is the best.

Juliana said...

The desserts look soooo good! An apron like the ones in the giveaway would be great- just in time for moving into our new house and NEW kitchen!

LisaB said...

I've been wanting to try one of your recipes with salted caramel, so this gives me another option. The mousse looks so delicious, and I especially like seeing the layers through the clear ramekins.

Have a wonderful trip!

Jason said...

I'm going to be honest: my wife asked me to leave this comment. I do love the post but in all reality I just want to win the apron so she doesn't hound me to buy her one for 6 weeks until I give in. Thanks for the chance :)

oneordinaryday said...

So exciting about the conference....the mousse looks positively incredible....and those aprons? Super cute!
Have a great trip!
~Michelle

SugarPunk said...

Oh my gosh, this is so beautiful. I must try mousses again after my last failure, but we so rarely have dairy around.

cute aprons, too. :)

heather said...

i adore your & jen's blogs. i read them every day, and on your off days, i re-read old posts. i remember reading, on both of your blogs, when your trip didn't work out in may, and i was bummed FOR you, haha. all of that said, however, i was surprised when, as i read about jen donating frequent flier miles to you, my eyes started to tear up, and i found myself saying "ohmygoodness!!" out loud...at my desk...at work! what a wonderful treat this upcoming trip will be! i can't wait to read all about it. i wish i could be a fly on the wall during your presentation - you're going to do fabulous!!

Renee said...

Have an absolutely fabulous trip!
The aprons are gorgeous, I'm sure wearing one to cook and bake would make my food taste better... :)

Gretchen said...

Those aprons are so sweet...

Elyse said...

Those aprons are divine!!!

bridget {bake at 350} said...

Oh, I'd love a new apron! They are so cute!

Elyse said...

Those aprons are divine!!!

Jingle said...

OH, my goodness that mousse looks AMAZING! It sounds like you've had quite an adventure! LOL!

Elyse said...

Those aprons are divine!!!

in company with sparkles said...

I love hearing about what a sweet tooth Bill has! It's so funny. Congratulations about the speaking opportunity!

Dolce said...

Congratulations on being a speaker at the BlogHer conference, and good luck with everything!

K* said...

I would love one of these aprons! It would keep me much neater while I cook... I tend to get a little messy in the kitchen!

zentmrs said...

Darling aprons!

And the dessert looks incredible. I may have to incorporate it into my menu in the next week or so. Yum!

kelsey said...

i think i'd rather have the dessert!!! but i guess i'll take the apron!

ZDubb said...

These aprons are fantabulous!
Everyone needs a friend like Jen. Everyone.
I hope you have fun in SF. Take lots of photos!

Aran said...

jen does rock and so do these. making bill happy!

Leetid said...

The mousses sound delish, will have to try the recipe.

Romy said...

Apron! Mousse! Both lovely. :)

Cyn said...

I was looking for a recipe that used yolks (because I want to use the whites for macarons), and this one is just the thing!
Thanks for the lovely recette and photos.

Lindsay said...

What a fun idea! I love aprons AND giveaways! You have a beautiful blog. :)

CandyCupCakes said...

Wow, again a great recipe that looks amazing plus this really cool apron you offer as a give away. Could the day get any better? :D

iris said...

BlogHer sounds wonderful! Have fun!

Anne said...

That dessert is gorgeous and I love love love those aprons!

kateiline said...

I'm so glad you're getting a chance to go meet all your online friends! (And the mousse looks so yummy)

Hannah said...

That mousse looks divine. I love the different layers!

Kalee said...

You had me at salted butter caramel. Divine! And the aprons are fantastic too!

Calvine said...

Oh these are adorable! I think I will be purchasing even if I don't win, but here goes.... Thanks, and enjoy the conference!

Jill said...

Love those aprons! So cute! And I wish I could go to the BlogHer conference sometime. The mousse sounds fantastic.

Kitchenlander said...

Beautiful mousse and beautiful aprons!

Linda said...

your blog brightens my days...as would one of the aprons from the hip hostess!
kudos on speaking at blogher conference & i did click on to see the amazing company you are keeping!
have the best time & we cannot wait for your post telling us all about the conference & visiting anita! take it all in helen!!

Lauren said...

I love these aprons! So cute! Also I'm totally drooling over the mousse. I will have to try this recipe!

Mimi said...

I think it would improve my cooking if I wore one of those aprons!. Have a great time at the conference.
Mimi

S. said...

Oh! Such cute aprons :)

Have fun at the conference...if I were going, I'd totally be one of those attendees hugging you every five minutes and saying "Oh! It's you!", lol...love your blog

HLEure said...

These aprons are adorable, and I just adore mousse!

Thanks for hosting the giveaway and sharing the recipe.

lynda said...

oh my goodness! those aprons are fabulous! must get them for christmas gifts this year!

Elissa Sato said...

Great site/photographs/recipes - I'm hoping to make the mava cakes some day. :)

Lisa said...

These look amazing and I must try - the salted caramel is what hooked me! Your site is beautiful!

Cheri said...

Man, you always know how to get me. Just today I was pondering what kind of mousse I should make and then you come out with these babies. They look wonderful Helen! Just what the doctor ordered.

I hope you have a wonderful time in San Francisco! The conference sounds like it will be so much fun!

Dina said...

I *have8 to try this recipe! It sounds and looks so delicious!

Thank you!

lauraelih said...

Hello! Longtime reader, occasional commenter here. The aprons are just adorable, and I began drooling the minute I clicked over to the post, especially once I read "salted caramel"!

Corey :) said...

My husband is sitting next to me and said "you should make that!" so I guess I'll be making the mousse...hopefully while wearing one of the aprons. ;)

duodishes said...

The mousse trio is really nice for presentation. Of course, the taste of salted butter caramel is going to be good regardless of how it looks.

Dina said...

I *have* to try this recipe! The mousse looks and sounds so delicious!

Thank you!

shalini said...

yummmmy dessert.your husband is one lucky guy!
Those aprons look gorgeous too! I would love to win one!

Cailey said...

I love this blog. I have made several recipes and they have been fabulous! The aprons look darling too!

Nicole said...

Aprons are too cute! As are the little mousses ...

Amanda said...

I would love to win one of those aprons!

amandarwest@gmail.com

Mrs. G said...

Good luck at the conference!

Jill said...

Good luck with your panel - I'm sure you'll be great! Looking forward to posts and photos from the conference once you're back :)

Elaine said...

This recipe looks absolutely delicious!!! I'm looking forward to making it =)

Anna said...

Oh wow, I would have loved to go to that conference! Any idea if they have plans for having one in Chicago any time soon? And the mousse look delicious as always. By the way, where did you get those glasses? They look specially made for these kinds of desserts and I've been looking and just can't find anything similar.

Lauren said...

Leave a comment,huh? Well, I look at your blog everyday to make sure I don't miss anything. And I would love one of those aprons.

The Bon said...

these look AMAZING.

Aditi said...

Have a lovely trip!

Vivian said...

Salted butter caramel, gets me everytime...yummm

Your desserts rouse so many sweets fantasies in me. Congrats on being invited to speak at the conference and thanks for having giveaways too!

FeistywithFlavor said...

How exciting! I hope you have a wonderful time and look forward to reading your posts regarding the conference.

Cara said...

Love it all!

Ana said...

Hummm!!!!! Ilove all kind of mousses, but I prefer vanilla mousse and chocolate mousse... Beautiful pics!!

Kristen said...

I always enjoy your blog-- have fun at the conference!

Tamarind Dreams said...

MMM mousse! Bill is a smart man. Love the aprons, so cute.

Dominique said...

Je suis sûre qu'un de ces tabliers m'irait très bien!

Jenean said...

Yummy!

Tonita said...

Giveaway? I am there!

skimmy said...

oh...i'm so excited for you!! sounds like fun...=)

April said...

I think I just might have the courage to try making a mousse like that if I had one of those gorgeous aprons! :)

Lina said...

I love the apron!!! And the mouse looks delish!!

Janie Ludes Vasilia said...

My virgin post! Like everyone, I am so taken by your photos. Great incentive!
I have been told that cooking is my 'terapy'!! Wish I loved gardening or housework as much as I love cooking. Ah well- a blessing & a curse- yes?
Can't wait to try this luscious mousse.
Knock their socks off in SFO. Have fun. LOVE that city.

Jennifer said...

Do you know how amazing you are? Oh my!! This desert is stunning in presentation and vibrant in decadent flavours! Your photos are so gorgeous as always!!! What a lovely giveaway! Crossing my toes, those aprons are so cute!

winterflamingo said...

Such cute aprons!

lauren said...

My fiance doesn't like caramel and even though I try and convince him that it is all in his head...no dice. So because I never get caramel, this is making me want it even more!!

Parita said...

Oh my the mousse looks stunning!! Bill is so lucky :) Have a grt time at BlogHer , enjoy ur trip :)

katie said...

Gorgeous aprons, and gorgeous mousse!

jen said...

Am having a broken-hearted friend over this weekend to try to cheer her up - I think these mousses will certainly help! Thanks for all your great recipes.

lisa said...

That dessert looks and sounds delicious! Happy travels to SF!

la cucina di qb said...

Ti leggo da tanto tempo: i tuoi dolci e le ue foto sono davvero deliziosi. Oggi, grazie ai grembiuli, mi sono decisa a scriverti! E grazie per la splendida idea che mi hai suggerito per un dono speciale ad una cara amica. A presto.

Karen said...

Hello,
Love your blog, beautiful photographs and the apron. thanks for introducing The Hip Hostess to me.

Nama said...

These look so delicious! And I'd love a cute demi apron. :)

Barbara said...

I can see why his eyes jumped to those...I would have made a grab for them too. Now, because of you, my weekend will be filled with them. Thank you!

Camberley said...

Love giveaways! And as always I love the photos of this mousse recipe (I wish I had at least half the talent.)

~Camberley

Jessica K. Chou said...

Those aprons are so cute! And your creations are mouthwatering as usual

que3nbee said...

oh my goodness. you and all my internet heros are coming to my town! have a wonderful time. the weather is going to be great this weekend. btw, i love those aprons. i think i will order some fror xmas gifts!

Tartelette said...

Marina: yes, let the sugar and water boil without stirring. Just take the pot off the stove when it reaches caramel color (around 300F).

Re-glasses: I found these while antique browsing last summer. Visit your local antique stores, they are full of surprises!

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

What an adventure you will have!
The mouse are gorgeous, I love the fall flavours.
Have a safe and fun trip!

MissBliss said...

the mousse is unfathomably mouthwatering!

I would love to be entered for an apron! I will make your mousse in it ;)

Gisele Jaquenod said...

Yummiest post ever xD
I want to enter for the beautiful apron!!!

SouthernPeach said...

Eat some really good Sourdough Bread while your there! Yummy..... and this mousse... is a must!

The Red Apron said...

Congrats on your blog. Been following your blog from the Dominican Republic now for more than a year. I have tried a few recpies myself always with a great result.

Love it keep blogging!

SouthernPeach said...

Sorry if this doubles... Please eat some of that San Francisco Sour Dough bread. Oh it is soooo good! Yummy.... Speaking of which this mousse speaks to me and I guess I will be eating some along with Bill. Have Fun!

Ephemeron said...

The Mousse looks delicious! Have a wonderful time in San Francisco. :-)

Deborah said...

Those aprons look great, but the mousses look amazing!
Yum

Holly Wendt said...

Those mousses look divine, and so do those aprons!

Fondly, Optimistic said...

Helen, these aprons are ADORABLE with a capital A!!! This recipe looks amazing too, I love salted caramel! Mmm!

Betsy said...

Oh my gosh I love your site and I ADORE those aprons! Have a great trip - I hope you get to meet Ree she seems so sweet!

scorpion baker said...

Caramel and chocolate. Can't wait to try this recipe. My better-half will love it.

Dawn said...

The mousse looks fantastic! Thanks for the giveaway.

Bellameru said...

Mmm, looks delectable just from the pictures!
Your husband sure is lucky!

Bron said...

I'm so excited for you!!!!
I probably won't sleep tonight either, hehe
xxxx Yummy mousse hunny

Jayme said...

oh how I wish I were going to the blogher conference! I would so very much love to meet you and hear what you (and all the other speakers!) have to say!

I suppose I'll have to settle with reading about it right here when you report back :)

Have a great time in San Francisco!

Anna said...

Yum! That's the first thing I'd notice, too. The stripes kind of remind me of candy corn...thinkthinkthink.

Nicole @ The Sale Rack said...

Bill is a lucky man. Have a great time on your trip and at the conference (Jen does rock!). I just love The Hip Hostess' aprons and that's she's from Michigan, like me! thanks for the giveaway!

Marisa said...

I love the way your mousse looks. I have a chocolate peanut butter mousse with salted peanut brittle and caramel sauce on my menu right now! I'm an apron junkie! I'd love to add a new one!

Heidi said...

ooh, pick me! :-)

Felice said...

That mousse looks wonderful and has such a great combination of flavors. The aprons are very cool too and it would be a lot of fun to win one of them.

babyjenks said...

those mousse (mousses?) look so good. i love salted caramel! and the aprons are adorable!

dh said...

Thanks for the giveaway. The mousse looks fantastic. I'm sure you will be hugged out by the time you get home - we (your fans) LOVE you! Have a great trip.

Erin said...

This mousse looks absolutely divine! I can't wait to try it!

Renee said...

*drool* oh yum.. is it ok to be craving chocolate mousse at 9 o'clock in the morning?!

Megan said...

This recipe looks fabulous, and easy enough for me to try! I love your photography.

Love the aprons, too.

Melissa said...

Those aprons are so cute! And I sure wish I could try that tri-layered mousse!

porcupine said...

ooh - I wish I had mousse tucked at the back of my fridge when I get home from work... I'd love to win an apron too!

BLB said...

Awesome giveaway - super cute! Love your food photography...this mousse looks super yummy!!

Robin said...

Mmm, this looks awesome. I'll make some if I win the apron!

Allie said...

Have a great time in San Francisco!!!

Heather said...

Such adorable aprons! I would surely feel inspired to cook wearing one of those!

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