So, it's Valentines Day and that special meal you are preparing for your significant other just needs the perfect decadent chocolate finale. Here's a recipe for a super-luscious chocolate mousse that you can whip up in minutes! This recipe is adapted from one of Chef Harrel's tofu classes at the culinary school here in Toronto. You'll want to make this again and again, and your guests will never know it has tofu in it!
6 oz (6 squares) of vegan semi-sweet chocolate
10 oz/300g silken tofu
1 small ripe banana
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 T chocolate or hazelnut-flavored liqueur
1 cup fresh strawberries, sliced
1 T fresh mint, chopped
1/2 tsp sugar or light maple syrup
Melt the chocolate in a large bowl over a pot of simmering water, stirring just until melted. Remove from heat and let cool for 2-3 minutes.
Place melted chocolate with tofu, banana, vanilla and liqueur in a blender or small food processor and process until very smooth. If it's too thick to blend, add 1-3T of soymilk. Pour into individual serving cups and chill for at least 30 minutes.
Mix strawberries, mint and maple syrup and sprinkle on top of each cup just before serving.