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Chocolate Mousse, One Mousse, Two Different Presentations

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

Chocolate mousse
Chocolate mousse in cup

Chocolate Mousse

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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

Instructions

1

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.

2

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.

3

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.

4

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.

5

I like it when it's warm.-) Try and see for yourself what is best for you.

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15 Comments

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    Anonymous
    November 4, 2011 at 1:17 am

    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.

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    Anonymous
    November 4, 2011 at 1:21 am

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

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    Anonymous
    November 4, 2011 at 4:26 am

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

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    Baker Street
    November 4, 2011 at 7:21 am

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

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    Anonymous
    November 4, 2011 at 12:35 pm

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

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    Eliotseats
    November 4, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    And, what lovely presentations they are! Great pics.

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    The Three Little Piglets
    November 4, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    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!

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    Grubarazzi
    November 4, 2011 at 6:18 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!

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    Cake
    November 4, 2011 at 6:44 pm

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

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    Yelena
    November 4, 2011 at 8:46 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 -)))

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    Janice
    November 4, 2011 at 8:51 pm

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

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    Pola
    November 5, 2011 at 4:32 am

    Beautiful and delicious! Should make it more often!!

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    Yo.
    November 8, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    Beautiful!

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    Anonymous
    November 8, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    beautifully presented!

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    Julia at Cafe Lula
    January 10, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    Beautiful! I love chocolate mousse

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