It's Valentines day tomorrow and I thought it would be nice to make a vegan inspired dessert. I decided to go with chocolate (of course) and put a twist on it...ginger! The both pair very nicely together, so....'vegan ginger chocolate mousse' it was!
I love candied ginger but I have never made it before, I found this recipe and I really like how simple it is. I didn't weigh anything out, just eye balled it. Now that I have done it, and tasted it fresh, I don't think I can go back to store bought. Have you ever candied anything?
I had some friends over with there daughter for lunch this afternoon, they were the taste testers for this...and I think it was a hit! The crust is coconut and dates with a little maple syrup, and the mousse was infused with star anise, peppercorns and ginger! I melted the chocolate and made the chocolate hearts free form with the back of a spoon. It was a fun morning. I hope everyone gets to spend some time with someone special!