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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

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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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