Chocolate and Raspberry Telephone

I bought this ridiculously cool mould a while back in anticipation of the return of our weekly Mad Men nights. When the series was last on we gathered together to watch episodes, make great dinners and have some fun desserts. I don’t know if you’ve ever seen the show, but it’s office based and they are on the phone like ALL the time. Whether they are talking business or secretly speaking to mistresses or answering to their wives I find a lot of the plots develop over telephone conversations, making this a totally appropriate addition to our evening. I wanted to make it playful and make a chocolate shell that revealed a colourful centre when you broke in to it. I used up the masses of Easter egg chocolate I have left and melted them down. Using a spoon I lined the mould, first with white chocolate for the dial and then milk for the rest of the phone, allowing it to set in the fridge after every stage. Once it had set I filled it with

this raspberry mousse recipe which tasted amazing as the raspberries at the moment are so unbelievably sweet. The recipe is pretty simple and the mousse sets firm so it doesn’t ooze out when you cut in to it. I then sealed off the mousse with another layer of chocolate to create the base of the phone. After leaving it in the fridge overnight, with the help of a little poking, I turned the whole thing out onto a plate, along with the receiver which I had filled with solid chocolate. To finish I made a curly phone cord out of some flowerpaste and attached it using a bit of glue. The whole thing looked pretty awesome and tasted so good it didn’t even last half an episode.

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