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The Mousse is Loose!

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 
Hello out there in Cheftalk land,
It seems every time a make a mousse, it always comes out loose no matter what recipe I use. I have know idea how anyone makes a mousse that can actually hold-up in between the layers of a cake. Can anybody help?
The Private Chef
post #2 of 6
What kind of mousse?  Maybe someone in pastry can help you.
post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 
Any kind, chocolate, white chocolate. I've never worked professionally in pastry. Is it okay to post there?
The Private Chef
post #4 of 6
What's your formula?  For chocolate you just have to make the ganache with less cream and more chocolate.  Same for white chocolate.  Maybe use cream stabilizer.
post #5 of 6
If  you are making  geltine-set mousse, be sure to allow the base mixture containing the gelatine to set a bit ( when the mix at sides of the bowl start to firm up)  before adding  the  whipped cream/italian meringue otherwise it will be runny and not set properly.
post #6 of 6

i always use a base for mousse, such as creme anglaise or pate a bombe, followed by gelatin and whipped cream. it works beautifully and they're stable enough to hold inbetween layers in my entremets.

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