When A types ruin bestest plans with their superlative mindset…

Today I decide to make a very simple Chocolate Orange Mousse. The recipe’s in my head, and altho’ I have a smart phone, I’m not so smart to check out the ingredients when I’m at Wholefoods and wing it, again.

When I look at the selection of cooking chocolates that are now available, compared to when I first arrived in the US, it’s mind boggling. I’m not a sweet, sweet girl, preferring the new, but old, dessert trend of adding a sprinkle of salt to the likes of my fave everyday dessert, Vanilla Ice Cream, Quality OO (Olive Oil) + SS (Sea Salt) c/o Jamie O. Thus, when choosing my chocolate of choice for the mousse, it had to be bittersweet of course.

50%, more bitter. 60%, bitterer. 70%… not bitter enough for me, 90% the bittersweet-est of all the chocks is the way to go… ¬†However, as I whip up the cream and taste my chocolate base, the bitterness, makes me wince and I am struggling to band aid the taste with oodles of sugar. A quick surf, care of the iPad (love this application for recipe hunting, instead of wielding a laptop to the kitchen), the first one I find and if I had taken the whole 5 second time to read it, I am warned, to not use a very bitter chocolate… C’est la vie, our dessert donation is going to be a bitter mousse to swallow, especially above the courteous, hmm deliciouses and polite yummies…

What superlative have you applied, that contributes to ruining the bestest of plans…

TWHG, an audacious expert in all things, shoes + heels + fitting yoga into a busy lifestyle…


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