Real chocolate mousse

mousse de chocolate

Tired of seing the word mousse misused?

Mousse means light and airy, not thick and dense as in most chocolate mousse desserts I come across. Cream is added  and who knows what else, but the result is far from the original recipe . Don’t panic, this one  is still pretty easy to make and well worth the effort.

16 ounces of semi sweet chocolate

4 egg yolks (room temperature)

4 egg whites (room temperature)

1/4 cup sugar

2 tbsp butter cut up in small bits

Melt chocolate and butter  au bain marie . Let it cool.

Whip egg whites and add sugar slowly. When it reaches soft peaks, its ready.

Add egg yolks to cooled chocolate and whisk well. Fold in egg whites slowly and carefully until it is all incorporated and volume has doubled.

Chill and serve.

 

 

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