This month for The Secret Recipe Club, I was assigned the blog Double the Sugar. I loved this blog the moment I landed on it. What a neat concept! Double the Sugar is a “blog from both sides of the pond.” The blog is written by both Lucy and Shannon. Lucy lives in Edinburgh, Scotland while Shannon lives in Seattle, Washington. The two became fast friends when they met in Scotland while Shannon was attending school there. So you’ll see recipes from both of them and see some differences between British and American cooking.
The recipe I ended up choosing to try was based purely on the name of the post… Vegan Avocado Chocolate Mousse. When I read “avocado” and “chocolate mousse” in the same sentence I was immediately intrigued. These are not two things that you generally see paired together. Lime juice, onions and some garlic, sure! I don’t often think of avocado in a sweet dish so I absolutely had to check this one out.
So basically, you blend the avocados up until they are super smooth. It takes a little bit of time but they get there. Once that is accomplished you add some cocoa powder, agave syrup and a little vanilla. Simple! I honestly didn’t know what to expect when I went to take my first bite. First impression? “I am eating dark chocolate cake icing!” It was SO good! Mine didn’t come out the consistency of a mousse but it was amazing.
This would be the perfect thing to frost a cake or dip fruit into. It was not overly sweet and had a deep chocolate taste. You certainly wouldn’t know you were eating avocados unless someone told you. This recipe was certainly one that pleasantly surprised me! I didn’t change a thing about it so you can find the recipe over at Double the Sugar.
Now let’s see what everyone else from The Secret Recipe Club made this month!