Chocolate Mousse, One Mousse, Two Different Presentations

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Most Amazing Chocolate Mousse Ever.
Serve it with red currant or if you like, garnish it with chocolate shavings.

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Ingredients:
  • 1/4 lb. bittersweet chocolate, chopped into very small pieces
  • 3 Tbs. unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 3 eggs, separate
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 2 Tbs. confectioners’ sugar
  • red currant for garnish
  • chocolate shavings for garnish
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Directions:
Place the chocolate in a heatproof bowl and set over but not touching barely simmering water in a saucepan. Heat, stirring, until the chocolate melts, about 2 minutes. Add the butter and continue to stir until the butter melts and is incorporated, 30 to 60 seconds.

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Separate 1 egg, placing the white in a large bowl and adding the yolk to the chocolate. Quickly whisk in the yolk, fully incorporating it. Repeat with the remaining 2 eggs. Remove the bowl from over the saucepan and let cool to lukewarm.

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Add the salt to the egg whites. Beat the whites until stiff peaks form, then beat in the confectioners' sugar. Using a rubber spatula, gently fold the egg whites into the chocolate, being careful not to deflate the whites.

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Spoon the mixture into a large bowl or individual glasses. Cover and refrigerate until very firm, at least 6 hours or up to 24 hours. Serve well chilled.
I like it when it's warm.-) Try and see for yourself what is the best for you.

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15 comments:

healthyfoodietravels said...
November 3, 2011 at 9:17 PM  

That looks a lot like my aunt's mousse, which is the best mousse on earth. Ever. (Also the most deadly for your waist line). Anyways, I am reduced to helpless, salivating moans of memory.

professorvegetable.com said...
November 3, 2011 at 9:21 PM  

That looks really yummy! I've never really made a mousse and now I know how!

Ann said...
November 4, 2011 at 12:26 AM  

You're right....that is the most wonderful chocolate mousse! It's stunning! Buzzed and bookmarked!

Baker Street said...
November 4, 2011 at 3:21 AM  

I can't decide which one to settle with! I'll just take both!

certaintyincookiesandtaxes said...
November 4, 2011 at 8:35 AM  

Those look beautiful, and the recipe doesn't sound too fussy... might just have to try that. Thanks so much!

Eliotseats said...
November 4, 2011 at 9:27 AM  

And, what lovely presentations they are! Great pics.

The Three Little Piglets said...
November 4, 2011 at 9:42 AM  

Chocolate mousse is one of my weaknesses! But a little cup is all I need to be happy, so long as it's made with dark chocolate. Beautiful photos!

Grubarazzi said...
November 4, 2011 at 2:18 PM  

Okay, you know I am a huge fan of yours, right? But really, now this is over the top. I'm requesting a shipment of this mousse stat! I can't take it! It's too pretty!

Cake said...
November 4, 2011 at 2:44 PM  

I adore chocolate mousse (who doesn't?!) and this looks absolutely fantastic.

Yelena said...
November 4, 2011 at 4:46 PM  

Grubarazzi, thank you -) This mousse is so easy to make, you don't need help on this one.

Just wait for my next dessert post, real beauty, yam-mm -)))

Janice said...
November 4, 2011 at 4:51 PM  

I really love your photographs, you sell the food so well. However, chocolate mousse needs little sales patter - it is just so delicious.

Pola said...
November 5, 2011 at 12:32 AM  

Beautiful and delicious! Should make it more often!!

Julia at Cafe Lula said...
January 10, 2012 at 9:00 AM  

Beautiful! I love chocolate mousse

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