Dark Chocolate Mousse

DarkChcoclateMousse

There’s something about dark chocolate that is simply irresistible.  This mousse is simple, delicious and a fabulous treat to bring to a party and wow your friends with.  It’s a favorite dessert in our family, which my 16 year old has absolutely mastered.

Make sure to choose a good quality chocolate as it has everything to do with how your mousse will turn out.

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Dark Chocolate Mousse

A delicious dessert that is sure to be a crowd pleaser wherever you go.
Cuisine French
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 6 -8
Author Valerie Remy-Milora

Ingredients

  • 8 oz semi-sweet chocolate- broken in to pieces
  • 1 oz dark chocolate - broken into pieces
  • 2 tbsp organic or raw butter- broken into pieces*- for a lighter mousse replace with 2 tbsp water
  • 6 eggs at room temperature- separated
  • optional: splash of Grand Marnier

Instructions

  1. Place chocolate and 2 tablespoons butter or water into the top bowl of a double boiler and melt slowly, stirring regurlarly.
  2. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  3. Meanwhile, whisk egg yolks until well blended. Gently mix in to cooled chocolate, in a steady stream while stirring constantly, until a a thick cream is formed.
  4. If you are adding Grand Marnier or another liqueur of your choice, add about a spoonful to the chocolate cream and mix well.
  5. In a separate bowl whip egg whites until firm. For the best results, whip the egg whites by hand in a cool bowl. This is the most important part to the success of your mousse and will ensure a nice, firm but airy mousse.
  6. Gently fold chocolate cream into egg whites until fully mixed. Do not over mix.
  7. Chill for about an hour before serving.
  8. Serve with fresh fruit, or candied orange rind.
  9. Go ahead and indulge!

 

Comments

  1. Cara daymude says:

    Nice recipe Repined thanks 🙂

  2. Katie Ellis says:

    This dark chocolate mousse looks delicious. I love chocolate especially when it is dark chocolate. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

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