Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Recipe for chocolate mousse

This was very quick and easy to make. Everyone loved it and got seconds (we doubled the recipe, which provided everyone with very generous portions). I served it with whipped cream on top.


4 ounces (115 grams) bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, cut into small pieces
2 tablespoons (28 grams) unsalted butter, cut in small pieces
2 large eggs, separated
1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
3 tablespoons sugar, divided
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup (120 ml) heavy whipping cream

In a medium-sized stainless steel bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water, melt the chocolate and butter. Remove from heat and set aside to cool for a few minutes. Then whisk in the two egg yolks. Refrigerate while you whip the egg whites and whipping cream.

In the bowl of your electric mixer (or with a hand mixer), whip the two egg whites with the cream of tartar until foamy. Gradually add two tablespoons of sugar and continue to beat until stiff peaks form, yet the whites are still glossy and not dry. Set aside.

In another bowl, whip the heavy cream, remaining one tablespoon sugar, and vanilla extract until soft peaks form. Remove the chocolate mixture from the refrigerator, and stir a couple of spoonfuls of the beaten egg whites into the chocolate mixture to lighten it, and then fold the remaining whites into the chocolate mixture, gently but thoroughly. Fold in the whipped cream.

Spoon the chocolate mousse into six individual serving dishes or glasses. Cover and refrigerate for a couple of hours.

Can serve with additional whipped cream, fresh raspberries and/or shaved chocolate.

Makes 6 servings.

John decided to give himself a "mousse-tache"

Becky took her bib off and made a complete mess of the chef's outfit she was wearing today. She did not like having to get her hands and face washed, and having to change into other clothes.


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  2. That mousse looks so yummy! I'm pregnant - is it safe to eat uncooked egg whites like that?

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