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How to Make Chocolate Mousse

How to Make Chocolate Mousse

Here's a simple guide on how to make chocolate mousse! Why buy it when we can show you how to make chocolate mousse?!

Exactly: yummier, better and better for you. Yes, better for you: eggs and milk are good for you! But much better when they're local and/or organic.

Chocolate Mousse Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 4 eggs yolks
  • 1/4 cup superfine sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Cognac
  • 6 ounces semisweet chocolate, cut in small chunks
  • 3 tablespoons prepared strong coffee
  • 8 Tablespoons soft unsalted butter (1 stick)
  • 4 eggs whites
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream, whipped

In a heat proof mixing bowl use an electric mixer to beat egg yolks and sugar for 2 to 3 minutes, or until it appears pale yellow. Beat in Cognac.

Place over a pan of simmering, not boiling, water. Continue to beat for 3 to 4 minutes. Set bowl in ice water and beat 3 to 4 minutes longer, until the mixture is cooled and has thickened to a consistency of mayonnaise.

In a heavy 1 to 2 quart saucepan, melt the chocolate with the coffee, stirring constantly. When the chocolate has melted, beat in butter a little at a time, until smooth.

Then beat the chocolate mixture into the already prepared egg yolk mixture.

In a separate bowl, or with an electric mixer, beat egg white until stiff enough to form small peaks. Stir 1/4 of this mixture into the chocolate mixture to lighten it then gently fold in the rest of the egg mixture.

Spoon the mousse into dessert cups and refrigerate for at least 4 hours until the mousse has set.

Whip the chilled heavy cream with an electric mixer, until it is firm enough to hold its shape.

And now that you know how to make mousse, impress your friends!

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