Vanilla,Salted Butter Caramel and Chocolate Mousse And A Giveaway

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 Greatโ€ฆnow 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.


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430 responses to “Vanilla,Salted Butter Caramel and Chocolate Mousse And A Giveaway”

  1. Branwen Avatar
    Branwen

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

  2. Unknown Avatar
    Unknown

    Your creations always amaze me and motivate me to push myself in the kitchen. Love it! The mousse looks delicious…as always ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Mireya Avatar
    Mireya

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. Unknown Avatar
    Unknown

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

  5. Amy Avatar
    Amy

    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.

  6. Erica Avatar
    Erica

    Oh, those aprons are gorgeous! ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Mariana Avatar
    Mariana

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

  8. Lex Avatar
    Lex

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

  9. Finla Avatar
    Finla

    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.

  10. Diana Avatar
    Diana

    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.

  11. Kira Avatar
    Kira

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

  12. Whisk-At-Hand Avatar
    Whisk-At-Hand

    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)!

  13. Indirect Heat Avatar
    Indirect Heat

    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…

  14. rudie2shoes Avatar
    rudie2shoes

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

  15. TheKate Avatar
    TheKate

    Save travels!

  16. Rachel Avatar
    Rachel

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

  17. Eunice Avatar
    Eunice

    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!

  18. The Atheist Cartographer Avatar
    The Atheist Cartographer

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

  19. Madeleine Avatar
    Madeleine

    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?!

  20. sbelle Avatar
    sbelle

    Beautiful and looks scrumptious!

  21. Katrina W. Avatar
    Katrina W.

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

  22. Jessica Avatar
    Jessica

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

  23. Simones Kitchen Avatar
    Simones Kitchen

    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!

  24. Jessica Avatar
    Jessica

    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!

  25. Lee Anne Avatar
    Lee Anne

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

  26. Laura Avatar
    Laura

    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.

  27. cindy* Avatar
    cindy*

    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!

  28. Pat in Oak Ridge Avatar
    Pat in Oak Ridge

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

  29. Brienne Avatar
    Brienne

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

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

  30. Char Avatar
    Char

    oh so much heaven to love

    and the aprons are so adorable!

  31. Karolina Avatar
    Karolina

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

  32. LS Avatar
    LS

    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.
    http://www.lauresophie.com

  33. Maria Avatar
    Maria

    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:)

  34. Hilary Avatar
    Hilary

    Have a great trip and be safe!

  35. boysnbiscuits Avatar
    boysnbiscuits

    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!

  36. Wendi Avatar
    Wendi

    The Mousse– It is just beautiful!

  37. Allison Avatar
    Allison

    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!

  38. Anita (Married... with dinner) Avatar
    Anita (Married… with dinner)

    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 ๐Ÿ˜€

  39. veron Avatar
    veron

    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!

  40. Stacey Avatar
    Stacey

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

  41. Dana Treat Avatar
    Dana Treat

    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!)

  42. Jen Yu Avatar
    Jen Yu

    Nah nah nah, I just wanted you there b/c I didn't want to room with anyone else ๐Ÿ˜‰ 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 ๐Ÿ™‚ hee hee

  43. Jane Avatar
    Jane

    now that is one cool apron.

  44. Amber Avatar
    Amber

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

  45. Unknown Avatar
    Unknown

    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…

  46. Nicole Avatar
    Nicole

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

  47. Heidi Avatar
    Heidi

    Yummmmm, mousse looks amazing!!

  48. Ria Mathew Avatar
    Ria Mathew

    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!' ๐Ÿ™‚

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

    xx

  49. Sylvia Avatar
    Sylvia

    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!

  50. Erin Renzas Avatar
    Erin Renzas

    This looks amazing!

  51. Crystal Avatar
    Crystal

    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… ๐Ÿ™‚

  52. Anonymous Avatar
    Anonymous

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

    As always, your photos are beautiful.

  53. Anonymous Avatar
    Anonymous

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

  54. Fig Avatar
    Fig

    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. ๐Ÿ™‚

  55. Anita Avatar
    Anita

    Beautiful aprons!

  56. Diana Avatar
    Diana

    Love the layered look of the mousse, so pretty! Would also love an apron ๐Ÿ™‚

  57. Anonymous Avatar
    Anonymous

    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

  58. Unknown Avatar
    Unknown

    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! ๐Ÿ™‚

  59. Pei-Lin Avatar
    Pei-Lin

    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

  60. Anonymous Avatar
    Anonymous

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

  61. Unknown Avatar
    Unknown

    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.

  62. Southern Gal Avatar
    Southern Gal

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

  63. lumplings Avatar
    lumplings

    Oooo cute aprons! Thanks for organizing this!

  64. NecessaryForce Avatar
    NecessaryForce

    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!

  65. koto Avatar
    koto

    Caramel is one of my favorite things in this world..! I will have to set aside a weekend day to tackle this recipe ๐Ÿ™‚

    Good luck and have fun at BlogHer!

  66. kickpleat Avatar
    kickpleat

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

  67. Brandi Avatar
    Brandi

    (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.

  68. Janet Avatar
    Janet

    Those aprons are a MUST have!

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

  69. Ammy Lea Avatar
    Ammy Lea

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

  70. Anonymous Avatar
    Anonymous

    those aprons are adorable!!

  71. edina Avatar
    edina

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

  72. JacquieLH Avatar
    JacquieLH

    These aprons are awesome! And your dessert looks so pretty. I have a fear of doing layered desserts ๐Ÿ™‚

  73. Angela Avatar
    Angela

    loving the aprons!

  74. kprice Avatar
    kprice

    Love, love, love the aprons!

  75. ReNi Avatar
    ReNi

    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 ๐Ÿ™‚

  76. LadyWild Avatar
    LadyWild

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

  77. Unknown Avatar
    Unknown

    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

  78. Lucy Vaserfirer Avatar
    Lucy Vaserfirer

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

  79. Anonymous Avatar
    Anonymous

    oh gosh these look soooooo good. my hips won't thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

    and those demi-aprons…. WAY too cute!

    thank you for the giveaway!!!

  80. Fee ist mein Name Avatar
    Fee ist mein Name

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

  81. Unknown Avatar
    Unknown

    The mousse looks delicious!

  82. Username_Not_Available Avatar
    Username_Not_Available

    Have a wonderful trip. SF is the best.

  83. Unknown Avatar
    Unknown

    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!

  84. LisaB Avatar
    LisaB

    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!

  85. Jason Avatar
    Jason

    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 ๐Ÿ™‚

  86. oneordinaryday Avatar
    oneordinaryday

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

  87. SugarPunk Avatar
    SugarPunk

    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. ๐Ÿ™‚

  88. Unknown Avatar
    Unknown

    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!!

  89. Renee Avatar
    Renee

    Have an absolutely fabulous trip!
    The aprons are gorgeous, I'm sure wearing one to cook and bake would make my food taste better… ๐Ÿ™‚

  90. Gretchen Avatar
    Gretchen

    Those aprons are so sweet…

  91. elyse Avatar
    elyse

    Those aprons are divine!!!

  92. bridget {bake at 350} Avatar
    bridget {bake at 350}

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

  93. elyse Avatar
    elyse

    Those aprons are divine!!!

  94. Jingle Avatar
    Jingle

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

  95. elyse Avatar
    elyse

    Those aprons are divine!!!

  96. Cait  Avatar
    Cait

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

  97. Dolce Avatar
    Dolce

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

  98. K* Avatar
    K*

    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!

  99. Susan Avatar
    Susan

    Darling aprons!

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

  100. kelsey Avatar
    kelsey

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

  101. ZDubb Avatar
    ZDubb

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

  102. Cannelle Et Vanille Avatar
    Cannelle Et Vanille

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

  103. Anonymous Avatar
    Anonymous

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

  104. Romy Avatar
    Romy

    Apron! Mousse! Both lovely. ๐Ÿ™‚

  105. Cyn Avatar
    Cyn

    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.

  106. Lindsay Avatar
    Lindsay

    What a fun idea! I love aprons AND giveaways! You have a beautiful blog. ๐Ÿ™‚

  107. Anonymous Avatar
    Anonymous

    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? ๐Ÿ˜€

  108. h Avatar
    h

    BlogHer sounds wonderful! Have fun!

  109. Anne Avatar
    Anne

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

  110. kateiline Avatar
    kateiline

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

  111. Unknown Avatar
    Unknown

    That mousse looks divine. I love the different layers!

  112. Kate Avatar
    Kate

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

  113. Calvine Avatar
    Calvine

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

  114. Unknown Avatar
    Unknown

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

  115. Kitchenlander Avatar
    Kitchenlander

    Beautiful mousse and beautiful aprons!

  116. linda Avatar
    linda

    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!!

  117. Lauren Avatar
    Lauren

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

  118. Mimi Avatar
    Mimi

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

  119. Unknown Avatar
    Unknown

    Oh! Such cute aprons ๐Ÿ™‚

    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

  120. HLEure Avatar
    HLEure

    These aprons are adorable, and I just adore mousse!

    Thanks for hosting the giveaway and sharing the recipe.

  121. lynda Avatar
    lynda

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

  122. Elissa Sato Avatar
    Elissa Sato

    Great site/photographs/recipes – I'm hoping to make the mava cakes some day. ๐Ÿ™‚

  123. Lisa | Authentic Suburban Gourmet  Avatar
    Lisa | Authentic Suburban Gourmet

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

  124. Cheri | Kitchen Simplicity Avatar
    Cheri | Kitchen Simplicity

    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!

  125. B.Dina Avatar
    B.Dina

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

    Thank you!

  126. lauraelih Avatar
    lauraelih

    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"!

  127. Corey Avatar
    Corey

    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. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  128. Anonymous Avatar
    Anonymous

    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.

  129. B.Dina Avatar
    B.Dina

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

    Thank you!

  130. Unknown Avatar
    Unknown

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

  131. Caye Avatar
    Caye

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

  132. Nicole Avatar
    Nicole

    Aprons are too cute! As are the little mousses …

  133. Unknown Avatar
    Unknown

    I would love to win one of those aprons!

    amandarwest@gmail.com

  134. Mrs. G Avatar
    Mrs. G

    Good luck at the conference!

  135. Jill Avatar
    Jill

    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 ๐Ÿ™‚

  136. Elaine Avatar
    Elaine

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

  137. Anna Avatar
    Anna

    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.

  138. Unknown Avatar
    Unknown

    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.

  139. The Bon Avatar
    The Bon

    these look AMAZING.

  140. Aditi Fogispap Avatar
    Aditi Fogispap

    Have a lovely trip!

  141. Vivian Avatar
    Vivian

    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!

  142. FeistywithFlavor Avatar
    FeistywithFlavor

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

  143. anadelicias Avatar
    anadelicias

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

  144. Kristen Avatar
    Kristen

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

  145. Anonymous Avatar
    Anonymous

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

  146. Dominique Avatar
    Dominique

    Je suis sรปre qu'un de ces tabliers m'irait trรจs bien!

  147. Tonia Avatar
    Tonia

    Giveaway? I am there!

  148. skimmy Avatar
    skimmy

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

  149. April Avatar
    April

    I think I just might have the courage to try making a mousse like that if I had one of those gorgeous aprons! ๐Ÿ™‚

  150. Lina Avatar
    Lina

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

  151. Janie Ludes Vasilia Avatar
    Janie Ludes Vasilia

    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.

  152. Jennifer Avatar
    Jennifer

    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!

  153. Ruthie Avatar
    Ruthie

    Such cute aprons!

  154. lauren Avatar
    lauren

    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!!

  155. Parita Avatar
    Parita

    Oh my the mousse looks stunning!! Bill is so lucky ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a grt time at BlogHer , enjoy ur trip ๐Ÿ™‚

  156. katie Avatar
    katie

    Gorgeous aprons, and gorgeous mousse!

  157. jen Avatar
    jen

    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.

  158. Lisa Avatar
    Lisa

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

  159. ANNA MARIA PELLEGRINO Avatar
    ANNA MARIA PELLEGRINO

    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.

  160. Karen Avatar
    Karen

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

  161. Nama Avatar
    Nama

    These look so delicious! And I'd love a cute demi apron. ๐Ÿ™‚

  162. Barbara Avatar
    Barbara

    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!

  163. The Bella Life Avatar
    The Bella Life

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

    ~Camberley

  164. Jess Chou Avatar
    Jess Chou

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

  165. Jessie Avatar
    Jessie

    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!

  166. Helene Avatar
    Helene

    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!

  167. NKP Avatar
    NKP

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

  168. MissBliss Avatar
    MissBliss

    the mousse is unfathomably mouthwatering!

    I would love to be entered for an apron! I will make your mousse in it ๐Ÿ˜‰

  169. Gisele Jaquenod Avatar
    Gisele Jaquenod

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

  170. SouthernPeach Avatar
    SouthernPeach

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

  171. The Red Apron Avatar
    The Red Apron

    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!

  172. SouthernPeach Avatar
    SouthernPeach

    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!

  173. Noelley Avatar
    Noelley

    The Mousse looks delicious! Have a wonderful time in San Francisco. ๐Ÿ™‚

  174. Deborah Avatar
    Deborah

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

  175. Holly M. Wendt Avatar
    Holly M. Wendt

    Those mousses look divine, and so do those aprons!

  176. Anonymous Avatar
    Anonymous

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

  177. Unknown Avatar
    Unknown

    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!

  178. scorpion baker Avatar
    scorpion baker

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

  179. Dawn Avatar
    Dawn

    The mousse looks fantastic! Thanks for the giveaway.

  180. Bellameru Avatar
    Bellameru

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

  181. Bron Avatar
    Bron

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

  182. Jayme Avatar
    Jayme

    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 ๐Ÿ™‚

    Have a great time in San Francisco!

  183. Unknown Avatar
    Unknown

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

  184. Nicole @ The Sale Rack Avatar
    Nicole @ The Sale Rack

    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!

  185. Marisa Avatar
    Marisa

    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!

  186. Heidi Avatar
    Heidi

    ooh, pick me! ๐Ÿ™‚

  187. All That's Left Are The Crumbs Avatar
    All That's Left Are The Crumbs

    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.

  188. babyjenks Avatar
    babyjenks

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

  189. Dani H Avatar
    Dani H

    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.

  190. Unknown Avatar
    Unknown

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

  191. Renee Avatar
    Renee

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

  192. Megan Avatar
    Megan

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

    Love the aprons, too.

  193. Melissa Avatar
    Melissa

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

  194. Unknown Avatar
    Unknown

    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!

  195. Anonymous Avatar
    Anonymous

    Awesome giveaway – super cute! Love your food photography…this mousse looks super yummy!!

  196. Robin Avatar
    Robin

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

  197. Allie Avatar
    Allie

    Have a great time in San Francisco!!!

  198. Heather Avatar
    Heather

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

  199. Anonymous Avatar
    Anonymous

    Love your blog, love the photography, love the mousse, love the aprons! Love it all!

  200. Lisa Avatar
    Lisa

    Have a fantastic time in SF! You will have a blast for sure! It's wonderful that you are speaking at the conference. Wish I were able to attend. Gorgeous mousse!

  201. Amy from She Wears Many Hats Avatar
    Amy from She Wears Many Hats

    Chocolate and salted caramel, can we put it in a to go cup and call it a day?

  202. ailouron Avatar
    ailouron

    Ooh, have a fantastic time with Jen in SF! I have her to thank for finding your blog…

  203. Rebecca D. Martin Avatar
    Rebecca D. Martin

    I love those aprons! And the mousse looks delicious.

  204. Caroline Avatar
    Caroline

    Your mousse is gorgeous! I would love to win an apron, also!

  205. Tina Avatar
    Tina

    OMG – I love the cherry apron so much. It's so adorable.
    I would love to win one!

  206. Erin Avatar
    Erin

    Having to test out a new apron would be the perfect reason to start making mousse again (:

  207. The Ellsies Avatar
    The Ellsies

    Thanks for the give away, and I'm jealous about the conference!

  208. โ™ฅpeachkinsโ™ฅ Avatar
    โ™ฅpeachkinsโ™ฅ

    Have fun at the conference.. I always love these little cute spoons. The mousse looks like it's too cute to eat.

  209. Unknown Avatar
    Unknown

    those aprons are adorable! i think i might have to get myself one even if i dont win ^^

  210. nikki Avatar
    nikki

    Those aprons are so cute! And the mousse looks delicious ๐Ÿ™‚

  211. Angie Avatar
    Angie

    I cannot wait to make this delectable dessert!! And the aprons are adorable. ๐Ÿ™‚ I wish I was going to San Fran too, I would love to learn more about how to make a blog successful.

  212. Deppified Avatar
    Deppified

    San Francisco – that's my town! Be sure to try desserts at Citizen Cake, and head over to Berkeley to eat at Chez Panisse if you can!

  213. wildchildwu Avatar
    wildchildwu

    OoOooOohHhHhHHh!!! I wannnnnnt!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  214. Mel Avatar
    Mel

    If only I could get my boyfriend to eat moussey things. Perhaps if I cooked some up in one of those lovely aprons… ๐Ÿ˜‰

  215. Cindy Avatar
    Cindy

    If I won I'd pick the Cherry Me apron print. Love your blog!

  216. Sakim Avatar
    Sakim

    Awww, those are adorable!

  217. toontz Avatar
    toontz

    Great news on getting into Blog Her. Good luck and have fun! That mousse is gorgeous and looks delicious.

  218. amna Avatar
    amna

    something about layered desserts makes me swoon! ๐Ÿ™‚

  219. Skychio Avatar
    Skychio

    You never disappoint your readers. Looks delicious!

  220. Julia Avatar
    Julia

    oh how cute! and as usual everything looks delicious….

  221. Melanie Avatar
    Melanie

    I think that the aprons are so cute. I want to say that your photos of the food our fabulous!

  222. Carolyn Avatar
    Carolyn

    those aprons are lovely, just like everything on your site!

  223. Shoe Gal Avatar
    Shoe Gal

    I cannot wait to make these delicious goodies! Yum, yum, yum!

    The aprons are just the perfect thing to wear while making these little cups of mousse, too!

  224. Scrapamum Avatar
    Scrapamum

    You have the best most delicious recipes. I love your blog.
    And… aren't those aprons adorable.

  225. Michele P. Avatar
    Michele P.

    the mousse looks yummy! And those aprons are darling as well!

    micaela6955 at msn dot com

  226. Yen     Avatar
    Yen

    mmm that looks delicious! the aprons itself are pretty darn cute too!

  227. Paula Avatar
    Paula

    I'm tossing my name in the hat.

  228. The Lovells Avatar
    The Lovells

    cute, cute, cute!

  229. Jami Avatar
    Jami

    Beautiful posts..and lovely aprons! ๐Ÿ™‚

  230. michelle Avatar
    michelle

    mmm those look so good.

  231. Micco Avatar
    Micco

    Ohh, how I've always lusted after these aprons…

  232. The Hobbit Avatar
    The Hobbit

    San Francisco sounds like fun to me.I'll be vacationing in Charleston this year.Will the apron help with the mousse?Than surely I need one.

  233. Unknown Avatar
    Unknown

    Salted caramel ANYTHING is amazing ๐Ÿ™‚

  234. Shan Shea Avatar
    Shan Shea

    your photos are beautiful and mouth-watering!
    and the aprons are adorable!

  235. Anna Avatar
    Anna

    The mousse and aprons both look fabulous!

  236. Kicks Avatar
    Kicks

    Woah, I love the salted caramel layer! I'd love to make these using some clear glasses like you did ๐Ÿ™‚

  237. www.DE HARINA Y DE MAIZ.com Avatar
    www.DE HARINA Y DE MAIZ.com

    Have a great trip to San Francisco!! Whenever you get a chance please tell us about your conference for all us bloggers that can't be there! Enjoy!!

    http://www.deharinaydemaiz.com

  238. Alexandra Avatar
    Alexandra

    Wow! Now that is fate! What a fabulous big hearted gal, Jen is the definition of Friend…
    I wish you well at the convention! (so near, yet so far…I'm in Tacoma, WA)

  239. Marie Avatar
    Marie

    The mousse looks delish. And have fun at BlogHer ๐Ÿ˜€

  240. Unknown Avatar
    Unknown

    OOoh, I love all your photos. They are so delicious looking and beautiful. I would love to win one of these pretty aprons.

  241. Alix Taylor Avatar
    Alix Taylor

    When does your cookbook come out? Have been thinking about buying an apron recently. Would be great to win one.

  242. Esme Avatar
    Esme

    The aprons are adorable. You changed your blog I notice.

    chocolateandcroissants at yahoo dot com

  243. Sarah Avatar
    Sarah

    Have fun! Love the mousses…they are gorgeous. Sarah in New Zealand.

  244. Anne Avatar
    Anne

    I really wish I could be there too! I'll comfort myself with your mousse… and maybe I'll win an apron, too! ๐Ÿ™‚

  245. Stephanie Avatar
    Stephanie

    You should just close the contest now because I'm totally going to win ๐Ÿ™‚

  246. Toby Avatar
    Toby

    Oh, that looks delicious, and the aprons are so cute!

  247. Demara Avatar
    Demara

    that is beautiful mousse!! WISH i could bake like that…and sure you can enter me into the apron giveaway…I LOVE the black and white one!!!

  248. Carina Avatar
    Carina

    Those aprons are almost too beautiful to use. I said almost.

  249. Anonymous Avatar
    Anonymous

    Would love to win one of these gorgeous aprons! Thanks ๐Ÿ˜‰ Yudith

  250. Unknown Avatar
    Unknown

    Yummy! Beautiful aprons! teresa942@gmail.com

  251. Mary Avatar
    Mary

    I love them!!

    Mary G.

  252. Anonymous Avatar
    Anonymous

    Looks absolutely divine! Have fun at the con~!

  253. Joyce Avatar
    Joyce

    i love the aprons and the mousse is yummy looking. xoxo

  254. Messy Kitchen, Frazzled Cook Avatar
    Messy Kitchen, Frazzled Cook

    Wow, I am totally amazed by your blog. And your creations! Wish I was going to SFO just to meet you.

  255. Ellemay Avatar
    Ellemay

    I love those aprons! Is international shipping included?

  256. Anna Avatar
    Anna

    Those desserts look soo nice!!! Wish i could take a bite!

    love the aprons too,i dont have one yet so here is to hoping i win something for once in my life ๐Ÿ˜›

  257. Anonymous Avatar
    Anonymous

    Hope you enjoy the conference. Make sure you do some sight-seeing. I live here and I still do it. You are inspiring as always.

  258. Chri.s Avatar
    Chri.s

    This is the Dessert I didnt know I was waiting for!! Thanks a lot!
    I am going to try it right away and make it for "the girls" on my birthday next week! thanks so much!

  259. shaz Avatar
    shaz

    Wow! Sounds like you're in for a weekend full of good things – so wonderful to read about how it all came together for you.

    Can't wait to hear about your adventures when you get back.

  260. Claire Avatar
    Claire

    Looks delicious and your photos are as stunning as ever. The approns look super cute. Fingers crossed

  261. Unknown Avatar
    Unknown

    Lovely aprons that sure would make my fall cooking more fun!

  262. Coconut and Vanilla Avatar
    Coconut and Vanilla

    Hi Helen,

    I'm following your blog for so long now, but I'm always too shy to write. You really inspire(d) me with your great photography and delicious recipes. So far I created a own food blog this summer.
    Anyway your mousse just looks perfect and is on the head of the to-do-food-list.

    Have a good time in San Francisco!

  263. Unknown Avatar
    Unknown

    me me me!!! I would like to have one too ๐Ÿ˜›

  264. Adi Avatar
    Adi

    Thank you for the giveaway!!

  265. Flo Bretzel Avatar
    Flo Bretzel

    Love the aprons…and the mousse au chocolat too.
    Have a nive trip in San Fran and viele Grรผsse aus Mรผnchen!

  266. Kristin Avatar
    Kristin

    I'm feeling vicarious excitement. I can just imagine you & Jen sharing a room. Hope you get SOME sleep.

  267. The Hip Hostess Avatar
    The Hip Hostess

    We're simply delighted and totally flattered to be featured on Tartelette.You have definitely captured the sweet side of life with your amazing photos. Thanks a bunch for all the sweet talk, Merci!

  268. Deanna Avatar
    Deanna

    Have a wonderful trip!

  269. Unknown Avatar
    Unknown

    Love your blog! Your photos are amazing.

  270. Rhonda Avatar
    Rhonda

    Three flavors of mousse, Bill is so lucky. The aprons are great as I love that site and planning a birthday gift to my SIL who collects them. Have fun in SF.

  271. Unknown Avatar
    Unknown

    This would be such a treat for my parents-in-law, coming tonight!

  272. Erica L. Avatar
    Erica L.

    The mousse looks outrageously delicious, and the aprons are adorable! Thanks for the wonderful post, and have a great trip!

  273. Mel Avatar
    Mel

    Oh man. Curse you, grad school, for giving me homework to interfere with my chance to make this mousse RIGHT NOW!

  274. FrancisMoore Avatar
    FrancisMoore

    I love the aprons and would like to win one. F. Moore

  275. Anonymous Avatar
    Anonymous

    Those aprons are absolutely adorable, and even though I never win anything like this, I'll still throw my hat in the ring. Enjoy the conference!

  276. sammysweettooth Avatar
    sammysweettooth

    I haven't made mousse in years, I'd love to make it in one of those cut aprons!

  277. Sarah McNair Avatar
    Sarah McNair

    Wow, that mousse dessert looks fabulous and is definitely something I'll be trying!
    *The aprons are simply adorable too!*

  278. Kristen Avatar
    Kristen

    Have a great time in CA. I'm a little bit jealous. All those headliners! Including you.

  279. amande et miel Avatar
    amande et miel

    C'est magnifique !!!

    Your blog is so fabulous…

  280. Anonymous Avatar
    Anonymous

    Have a wonderful time in SF – and I hope my husband never sees this post, because he'll be expecting me to leave him mousse….

  281. Unknown Avatar
    Unknown

    Love the triple layer mousse…now I have to get glass ramekins. Love the aprons too.

  282. Robin Avatar
    Robin

    I so wish i could go to blogher, although at this point my only friends in the food bloging world were my friends before as well. Your speech sounds wonderful, I am sure everyone will enjoy it. have a blast, I know you will.

    -Robin

  283. Megan Avatar
    Megan

    Ooo! I love the turquoise apron… the black and white is very cute too!

  284. Estie Avatar
    Estie

    Have a great trip! Can't wait to make these!

  285. Sarah Avatar
    Sarah

    Whoa! Your blog comments exploded!

    I'm going to have to try this mousse, I made the mascarpone mousse the other day though and it didn't work, I think I let the egg yolks cook when I was mixing. Arg!

  286. paddlemama Avatar
    paddlemama

    I love aprons! I have some made by my grandmother including a child-sized one she made for me about 40 years ago! I'd love to add one of these to the collection.

  287. JessW Avatar
    JessW

    I hope your trip is as wonderful as those desserts look! Have a lovely time~

  288. Unknown Avatar
    Unknown

    Great blog! And those aprons are adorable!

  289. Dawn Avatar
    Dawn

    Bonjour! I just got a new roommate 3 weeks ago – he's from Paris and he asked me where to buy ramkins for a dessert he wants to make, but I haven't found any to his liking yet. Do you have any suggestions of good places to get them? I always see such beautiful ones on your blog! (PS, the aprons are awesome!) Merci beaucoup!

  290. StinaRie Avatar
    StinaRie

    Your blog makes my thighs AND eyes grow.
    It's to freaking pretty!

  291. Rachelle Avatar
    Rachelle

    OMG! I'm glad it's impossible to gain weight from "looking" at food photos. My sweet tooth is drooling at your pics.

    Looking forward to meeting you in San Fran!

    –Rachelle
    aka @Travelblggr

  292. Jan Avatar
    Jan

    love the cute aprons! have a blast on your trip… ok ill admit it… im a little jelous!

  293. Lindsay Avatar
    Lindsay

    The mousse looks so perfect. I definitely feel inspired.

  294. jaizee Avatar
    jaizee

    Love anything with salted butter!

  295. Abbey Avatar
    Abbey

    Those aprons are so cute! I don't own an apron but have lately been on the search for a cute one.

  296. Unknown Avatar
    Unknown

    The mousse and the aprons look great! Have a good trip.

  297. dayna Avatar
    dayna

    these look divine!

    Wish I could attend BlogHer, too! Have a great time!

  298. Anonymous Avatar
    Anonymous

    I just followed a link from Dee (Pioneer Woman) and hopefully my day will now be doubly-lucky!

    Have a great time at the conference!

  299. Jennifer Avatar
    Jennifer

    What lovely aprons and lovely mousse, too!
    Jennifer

  300. Meg Avatar
    Meg

    Your photos are amazing! I wish I had the technique you do! Also, can you teach me how to make French macarons!?

  301. Unknown Avatar
    Unknown

    I love making your deserts, thank you so much for sharing them with everyone! The aprons are adorable!

  302. Sheesha Avatar
    Sheesha

    Send A Philly gal one of those uber hip aprons! ๐Ÿ™‚

  303. Anonymous Avatar
    Anonymous

    Those little cups of mousse look delicious! I love the giveaway you are hosting, my fingers are crossed:)

  304. Anonymous Avatar
    Anonymous

    Your mouse and the aprons are adorable!
    Have a great time in San Francisco!

  305. Tiffany Ko Avatar
    Tiffany Ko

    have fun in the bay area! go to chez pannise.

  306. Claudia Avatar
    Claudia

    Oh, my, these aprons are the sweetest thing!

    Thank you for the giveaway!

  307. Ashley aka Eclectic Connoisseur Avatar
    Ashley aka Eclectic Connoisseur

    Have a great time in SF! I'm not a bit envious (yeah, right). These aprons are precious.

  308. Angela Avatar
    Angela

    mmm…mousse!

  309. Kelly Shriver Avatar
    Kelly Shriver

    Everyone loves aprons. And caramel mousse.

  310. sweet-tooth Avatar
    sweet-tooth

    crossing my apron stringsXX

  311. Ella Bella Floral Avatar
    Ella Bella Floral

    That mousse looks delicious…and with salted butter caramel…you really do know what's best! I'm also loving those aprons

  312. Helen Avatar
    Helen

    how exciting!

  313. Sarah Avatar
    Sarah

    Adorable aprons, AND yummy stuff. I <3 reading your blog!

  314. lvsena Avatar
    lvsena

    Beautiful is the word that's coming to my mind!!!

    The aprons are really pretty as well!

  315. Stephanie C. Avatar
    Stephanie C.

    Love these! So cute!

  316. Clabby Avatar
    Clabby

    I've been racking my brains all week as to what to make for dessert on Sunday – these are just what I need. Enjoy SF.

  317. MP Avatar
    MP

    Your photos are beautiful and recipes sound divine…now if I only had the time. ๐Ÿ™‚

  318. Koobear Avatar
    Koobear

    Cute Aprons!

  319. Stephanie  Avatar
    Stephanie

    That mousse looks amazing! I can't wait to try it. Those aprons are awesome. I think I just might have to check out the website! Have fun at BlogHer!

  320. Asha @ FSK Avatar
    Asha @ FSK

    Hey Helen,

    As always gorgeous presentation! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Btw, where in the US (I am in New York) can I buy the Greengate spoons? They are soooo lovely!!! I tried online but most of the retailers are in Europe!

    Thanks
    Asha

  321. Shirley Avatar
    Shirley

    Those layers in that mousse are gorgeous! I need some sweet little bowls like that.

    And- Squee! Lovely aprons!

  322. Unknown Avatar
    Unknown

    These look heavenly!!!

  323. Thao Phan Avatar
    Thao Phan

    the recipe sounds great!!!!!! It's definatly a must try! I love all of your mouse.. keep them coming!!!

  324. Julie Avatar
    Julie

    great giveaway idea… you're right about those aprons being adorable!

  325. Sakorarox Avatar
    Sakorarox

    omg that looks TOO GOOD ๐Ÿ˜ฎ **drools**

  326. laura Avatar
    laura

    Thanks for the giveaway! Have fun in SF!

  327. Carrie Avatar
    Carrie

    Wow, these aprons almost look too pretty to use!!

  328. Unknown Avatar
    Unknown

    Wow, those aprons are rad. And I suddenly have a craving for salted caramel. Hmm. Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway!

  329. Milagros Avatar
    Milagros

    I love your blog! It makes me want to stay home all day and recreate what you've done!

  330. caroline Avatar
    caroline

    What a beautiful dessert! And the apron is gorgeous, too!

  331. SPRING OF LIFE CHURCH Avatar
    SPRING OF LIFE CHURCH

    Helen, have a wonderful time with your friends, and I'm sure Bill will not be hungry with your scrumptious little surprises left in the fridge.!!!

  332. Jelli Avatar
    Jelli

    What cute aprons! So modern and chic! I'd love to win one.

  333. Becs Avatar
    Becs

    I love those aprons, especially the blue one! Fingers crossed!

  334. LaLa Lady Avatar
    LaLa Lady

    The mousse looks amazing….I wish I could eat eggs and milk

  335. Tamara Avatar
    Tamara

    adorable aprons! love the pink sorbet.

  336. Valerie Avatar
    Valerie

    That mousse looks amazing. I want to buy little glasses especially for this recipe! I copied it!! And I'd love to ge included in the giveaway.

  337. zebbie Avatar
    zebbie

    Oh. my. gosh. this dessert looks absolutely delicious! I have to have one now even though it is 10:20 PM and I don't have half of the ingredients in my house…

  338. Mrs. B Avatar
    Mrs. B

    I am hoping to finally meet you at BlogHer Food. Several years ago you were kind enough to do a recipe testing for my book, The World Is a Kitchen. So many food bloggers participated in that endeavor, and most I only know through the internet. Your, and their, generosity overwhelmed me and I still carry that joy in my heart. Getting to meet such generous people like you will be wonderful. I hope to be able to say hello and thank you, in person.
    Susan Brady, aka Mrs B from Eating Suburbia

  339. Truc Avatar
    Truc

    Beautiful..as always!

  340. Sabrina Ko Avatar
    Sabrina Ko

    Congrats on speaking at the BlogHer conference. They couldn't have picked a better speaker. Let me know if you want any tips for where to eat in SF.

  341. Melissa Zhang Avatar
    Melissa Zhang

    Those aprons are adorable, but I'm absolutely in love with that mousse.

  342. Lambie's Family Avatar
    Lambie's Family

    You're wonderful! Your hubby is such a lucky man!

  343. White Toast with Butter Avatar
    White Toast with Butter

    Aprons are beautiful as is everything you make. When can we order/pre-order your cookbook???

  344. Unknown Avatar
    Unknown

    Definitely adorable!

  345. Meghan Avatar
    Meghan

    The mousse is so beautiful!!! The layers look perfect, and I'm sure the combination of salted caramel and chocolate is amazing. I love those aprons too!

  346. Lindsey Avatar
    Lindsey

    I find your blog the most compelling off all the baking blogs. I absolutely love reading your written words and learning new techniques/recipes. I also love those aprons.

  347. Lindsey Avatar
    Lindsey

    I absolutely love your baking blog; it's by far the most compelling of all the baking forums I've read. I also love your attention to detail, your technique, and above all your recipes. I also love the aprons.

  348. Meg Avatar
    Meg

    Your culinary creations never cease to make my mouth water – I can't wait to see each new one!

  349. Tonii Avatar
    Tonii

    Looks fantastic! I'm taking this one with me on vacation to wow my DH…wish me luck!

  350. Unknown Avatar
    Unknown

    The aprons look BEAUTIFUL!

  351. Lisa Avant Avatar
    Lisa Avant

    Absolutely love this website. I have learned so much from reading it. Have a wonderful time on your trip!

  352. Laurel Avatar
    Laurel

    Adorable aprons!
    I hope everyone has a great time at the BlogHer conference this weekend. It promises to be an incredible weekend… ๐Ÿ™‚

  353. Jess Avatar
    Jess

    I want that! (Do I mean the mousse or the apron? BOTH)

  354. Anonymous Avatar
    Anonymous

    Those are beautiful!!! And the mousse looks YUMMY! I was on Whisk Kid then popped over to Jens site and then found you from Whisk Kid.

    Glad I stopped by!

    SF has a ton of great presenters today!

  355. Laura Evrard Avatar
    Laura Evrard

    Mmm! This looks so delicious. Salted caramel is a favorite of mine.

  356. Annie Avatar
    Annie

    Those aprons are like the cutest things in the world! My sister recently got me one in Japan which I love!

  357. Kitchen M Avatar
    Kitchen M

    What!? Helen, you are in San Francisco now?
    I wasn't aware of this conference and looks like the registration is over already, but I would love to meet you in person if you have time. You have no idea how much inspirations I get from your site!

  358. Bonbon Oiseau Avatar
    Bonbon Oiseau

    wow helen! i am so happy for you and proud of you!!! i wish the conference was in ny but you must be speakingtoday, maybe even RIGHT NOW!!! hooray for you helen, you deserve it!!

  359. christa @ mental foodie Avatar
    christa @ mental foodie

    love your photography and recipe! ๐Ÿ™‚

  360. Erin Avatar
    Erin

    Again, your food looks absolutely delectable. And the aprons are very pretty. Thank you for the giveaway!

  361. Steph Avatar
    Steph

    Love, love, love your blog! Planning to work on macarons during some time off this fall (around the demands of a newborn). These aprons are gorgeous!

  362. Jessica Avatar
    Jessica

    Congrats! I hope you have a fantastic time in SF and be sure to tell us all about it!

    And thank you for the giveaway opportunity. The "a la Mode" aprons are adorable. I just can't decide between black and avocado though!

  363. Beth Avatar
    Beth

    I love your blog and can't wait to try the Vanilla,Salted Butter Caramel and Chocolate Mousse .

    Beth

  364. Carissa Avatar
    Carissa

    I will be making these in the near future.

  365. Valerie Avatar
    Valerie

    I joined the Daring Baker's challenge after seeing all of your lovely creations. I have nowhere near your level of talent, but I am trying my best to get there one day. Anyway, keep it up – you're amazing! ๐Ÿ™‚ Valerie (vwoods2008 AT gmail DOT com)

  366. Wendy Avatar
    Wendy

    That recipe looks amazing… and the aprons are cute too! Have a great time at the conference – sounds like fun ๐Ÿ™‚

  367. Fรกtima Avatar
    Fรกtima

    Maravilhosa mousse e lindo avental! :))

  368. Rennie Avatar
    Rennie

    The aprons are so pretty! And the mousse looks delicious.

  369. Alyson Avatar
    Alyson

    Oh man – you had me at salted caramel. Nom!

  370. Jessica Avatar
    Jessica

    I would just like to say that I frequent literally dozens of food blogs and the photography on yours is some of the best I've seen! Not to mention your recipes are always wonderful and I love to try them ๐Ÿ˜€

  371. Devonshire Avatar
    Devonshire

    I love seeing all of your creations and desserts. I am a pastry chef too and it is always fun to see what others are making and creating.

  372. Judy@nofearentertaining Avatar
    Judy@nofearentertaining

    Love that mousse but those aprons are adorable!!! I would love to be the winner of one of those!

  373. S.J.L. Avatar
    S.J.L.

    I love your macaron recipes. They're inspiring!

  374. Lori Avatar
    Lori

    I wish I could be at that conference in my most favorite city! Congrats to you. I would so love to hear you speak.

    The aprons are adorable. I now am crossing my fingers.

  375. Unknown Avatar
    Unknown

    mantab uey.,.,.,.,.:) ๐Ÿ™‚

  376. Stacey Avatar
    Stacey

    Thanks for the delicious and creative recipes. I'll definitely be making this recipe soon:)

  377. Cocoa Mango Avatar
    Cocoa Mango

    San Francisco is my all time favorite city! I hope you have a great time on the west coast!

  378. Grimmy Avatar
    Grimmy

    Hoping you a safe trip and much fun. I'd also love to have an apron.
    darlabeck(at)yahoo(dot)com

  379. Abby Avatar
    Abby

    The aprons are beautiful!

    I think my little boy would LOVE mousse! Should I make him some and set him on the same path as your Bill's mother set him?! HA.

  380. KarlandBethany Avatar
    KarlandBethany

    what a "sweet" wife you are! the mousse looks amazing! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  381. Y Avatar
    Y

    Very excited for you! Wish I could be there also ๐Ÿ™‚ That mousse just looks ridiculously good. I might have to make it for my B one day ๐Ÿ™‚

  382. Unknown Avatar
    Unknown

    yolks for the mousse, whites for the macarons! guess i'll just have to make both ๐Ÿ™‚ have a wonderful time in california!

  383. Wolf Avatar
    Wolf

    Dear Tartlette-

    As a fellow Daring Baker, I feel that you simply MUST come to SW Virginia immediately after the conference and make these for me.

    I insist. Yupyup.

  384. Felicia Avatar
    Felicia

    ooh ooh me!

  385. Sanna Avatar
    Sanna

    Oh, the mousse looks SO delicious, I'll definitely have to try that ๐Ÿ™‚
    And the aprons are super-cute! I'd love to win one.

  386. Anonymous Avatar
    Anonymous

    That mouse looks divine! I may need to try that! The apron are very cute, would love one of those too!

  387. Anonymous Avatar
    Anonymous

    oh, those aprons are beautiful!!

  388. Cherish Avatar
    Cherish

    What great aprons! I would love the Avocado a la mode or Cherry Me!

  389. Sofram Avatar
    Sofram

    i like them alot.. i hope i can have one of your oprons..

  390. MsThackeray Avatar
    MsThackeray

    oh, those look absolutely delicious. i must try them out once i am better again..

  391. Unknown Avatar
    Unknown

    Wow. I want an apron in every color and style… I do know, however, that I'll be purchasing these as my bridesmaid gifts! So adorable… and the mousse will be made tonight for dessert. My fiance' will be so delighted! Thank you as always!

  392. mangomd Avatar
    mangomd

    cute aprons! hope I win one ๐Ÿ™‚

  393. decadent cookie Avatar
    decadent cookie

    first up, love your blog! my mom is a huge apron wearer and always harasses me for not wearing one in the kitchen, I would love one of these for her. thanks!

  394. Unknown Avatar
    Unknown

    I am COMPLETELY in love with these aprons! I want one so bad!

  395. Amy A Avatar
    Amy A

    I just love these aprons! So cute and I am sure just as functional!

  396. Amy A Avatar
    Amy A

    I love these aprons! So cute and just as functional!

  397. Rachel Avatar
    Rachel

    This post has so many of my favourite things: SF, salted butter caramel, vanilla and chocolate!

  398. Anonymous Avatar
    Anonymous

    I attended your session at BlogHer and I wanted to thank you for sharing your experience and encouraging us to 'get out there' and look for opportunities. It was a great session, very informative and I thoroughly enjoyed it! Enjoy San Francisco (which I'm sure you're already doing) ๐Ÿ™‚

  399. Dr. Ruth Avatar
    Dr. Ruth

    I love your blog and your photographs.
    Nice meeting you briefly at BlogHer Food. Enjoy San Francisco!

  400. Unknown Avatar
    Unknown

    Sweet aprons!

  401. Unknown Avatar
    Unknown

    Black and blue, the apron. I love it!

  402. Remember When I Made That ... Avatar
    Remember When I Made That …

    Though a late bloomer to the world of "baking blogs," I'm glad to have found yours. It's a keeper.

    Enjoy your trip!

  403. Yolanda Avatar
    Yolanda

    What cute aprons and what a beautiful looking dessert!

  404. Ashlea Taylor Avatar
    Ashlea Taylor

    I would love to win the apron. They are darling!

  405. Kate Avatar
    Kate

    What a lovely mousse, I can't wait to try the recipe!

  406. Carolyn Avatar
    Carolyn

    I really enjoy your blog. The photos are beautiful.

  407. Unknown Avatar
    Unknown

    I am new to your blog and I am in LOVE! You are my new morning coffee buddy… thanks for sharing!

  408. Anonymous Avatar
    Anonymous

    Have fun at the conference and good luck with your talk ๐Ÿ™‚

  409. Unknown Avatar
    Unknown

    Love your blog! Have fun in San Fran!

  410. What's next Avatar
    What's next

    those are precious! Hope you have a great trip…

  411. EmmettsMommy Avatar
    EmmettsMommy

    Wow those are some beautiful Aprons! Go so perfectly with beautiful food!

    Sarah M

  412. The Enchanted Flamingo Avatar
    The Enchanted Flamingo

    I absolutely love all of your photos. ๐Ÿ™‚ I've made several recipes from your site and they look just as lovely. ๐Ÿ™‚

    -Chrissy

  413. Engineer Baker Avatar
    Engineer Baker

    I know I'm too late for the giveaway, but could you even see me in an apron? *snort* That mousse looks and sounds fabulous, though that might be because I'm a sucker for salted butter caramel ๐Ÿ™‚

  414. mb Avatar
    mb

    Stumbled onto your site thru the pioneer woman and love it!

    Can't wait to make the mousse!

  415. Chri.s Avatar
    Chri.s

    Hi, I know everyone is out for the adorable Aprons – me too! But I do have another question – I just tried this recipe: how do you manage to layer the cremes? the only one which was getting firm was the chocolate one, the caramel and the vanilla bean did not make it so I could not layer them properly (too anxious?). It is now a new "crรฉation": lost chocolate mousse in vanilla, salted butter caramel creme ;-)) thanks chris

  416. Susan Avatar
    Susan

    I would love to win this apron– it makes cooking look like a lot of fun!

  417. Otava Avatar
    Otava

    am finally going to try a recipe of yours…thanks for the inspiration!

  418. ppj Avatar
    ppj

    Hie,

    I tried this recipe out cos im a huge fan of such desserts.

    Sadly,it did not quite turn out too well.

    Each time i make creme anglaise it tends to sort of curdle..

    The first step is the easiest–beating the egg yolks with the cream.its the step after that that tends to screw up my recipe!adding the hot milk to the egg yolks+sugar mixture tends to create a foamy mixture.once this is transferred onto the fire the egg tends to cook leaving a grainy texture.

    pls pls advice

  419. Two fit and fun gals Avatar
    Two fit and fun gals

    these look GORGEOUS!
    i'm having a go at chocolate creme brulee tonight im scared hehe

  420. Micki Avatar
    Micki

    Did I miss where you said what you sprinkled on the top? FABULOUS recipe.

  421. Unknown Avatar
    Unknown

    I was wondering around the net when I tripped onto your site. OH MY WOW WOW!! I thought I hit heaven head on! I've been rollin' through page after page drollin' on my keyboard at your recipes. Just as I was about to scroll downwards onto this recipe my husband zipped me in chair across the room & grab the monitor to have a closer look. "You gotta make this for Sunday Dinner Dessert", my husband demanded.

    Big thanks to you have I have a new dessert to make. {In my world Desserts do come before Dinner-Most Times!}

  422. Jennifer Avatar
    Jennifer

    Those look amazing! I must try them!

  423. Helene Avatar
    Helene

    Anonymous: there is no secret to the assembly. Just make the three flavors, layer and refrigerate per the recipe. If I don't write any other steps, that means they are not in it.

  424. Unknown Avatar
    Unknown

    I was thinking about making these for Christmas on Tuesday – can I make them in advance and if so, how long in advance is ok?

    Thanks!

    Heather

  425. Helene Avatar
    Helene

    Heather: you can make them on Monday morning and keep them well wrapped until Tuesday.

  426. Juli Avatar
    Juli

    I am planning on making these for a dessert auction. Question…can they sit at room temp and if so, for how long before they start to come "undone"? Thanks!

  427. Helene Avatar
    Helene

    Juli: I would not let them sit at room temp more than 30 minutes because they contain dairy and will start to attract bacteria.

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