This chocolate mousse is definitely one of my favorite French desserts. It’s elegant smooth, creamy, airy and most of all chocolatey. I always recommend this dessert for elegant dinners.
Chocolate mousse is a dessert made in many restaurants and may seem a complicated , sophisticated recipe. Don’t be afraid to give it a try, it’s not difficult at all. Actually it’s quite easy and fast to prepare and will surely impress your guests.
- 5.5 oz (150g) dark chocolate
- 3 eggs, separated
- 3 tbsp (50g) butter
- 1/4 cup sugar
- flavors - you choose (rum, orange)
- Melt chocolate over a bain-marie until smooth. Add butter and incorporate until well blended.
- Whip egg whites until foamy with a mixer and gradually add the sugar whipping the whole time until it holds very stiff peaks.
- Beat the yolks with your chosen flavor ingredients, add to chocolate mixture.
- Fold in a spoonful of the whites into chocolate mixture then pour chocolate into the remaining whites and fold gently until well combined.
- Pour the mousse into serving bowls. Wrap with plastic and refrigerate few hours or overnight. Decorate if desired before serving.
- If you don't feel comfortable using raw eggs, you can place the egg yolks with 1 tbsp sugar over a pot with simmering water and stir continuously until the thermometer reads 160F (70C).
- For the egg whites place the whites, sugar and salt in a heat proof bowl. Place over a pan with simmering water (bain-marie). Whisk constantly, for about 5 minutes, or if you have a thermometer until it reaches 160F (71C). Remove from heat and start mixing on high speed for about 5-7 minutes, until glossy stiff peaks form.