Recipe by gourmandelle
This is the first time I make chocolate mousse! This is not a recipe like the ones written in cookbooks because I just followed my instincts not some strict rules, but I can assure you it is AMAZING! It is also the first time I eat chocolate mousse and I am absolutely astonished by the texture and flavors. I think this will be the only way I am going to eat chocolate from now on.
Top Review by Chef Emstar
The flavor of this was really good, but my little family didn't care for the texture. I've never seen a chocolate mousse without cream before. That being said I think that this would be an excellent recipe if you were lactose intolerant. That's why I gave it 4 stars instead of 3.
- 100 g semisweet chocolate, chopped (you can also use dark chocolate 85% cocoa- it's healthier)
- 30 ml coffee (dark-brewed)
- 2 large eggs, separated
- 1 tablespoon sucanat (skip this ingredient if you're using sweet chocolate)
- 3 ml rum extract
- 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 pinch sea salt
Directions See How It's Made
- Heat a saucepan one-third full with hot water, and in a bowl set on top, melt together the chocolate and coffee, stirring until smooth. Remove from heat.
- I used a steam oven to melt the chocolate. It's easier and it is ready in 7-8 minutes.
- Whisk the egg yolks with 1 tbsp of sucanat and rum for about 3 minutes until the mixture is thick, like mayonnaise. (You can also use a handheld electric mixer.).
- Fold the chocolate mixture into the egg yolks.
- Beat the egg whites with salt and vanilla in a separate bowl until you get a foamy texture.
- Fold the beaten egg whites into the chocolate mixture and whisk just until incorporated. Be careful not to over mix!
- Divide the mousse into serving dishes and place in bowls. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours, until firm. ( I wasn't that patient so I ate it after only one hour. It had a sticky, caramel-like texture which I actually loved!).
- Extra ingredients:.
- I absolutely love spicy chocolate! If you want to taste something different add a pinch of chili powder in the chocolate mousse. It will be amazing!
- Also, you can get that spicy flavor by adding ground Sichuan pepper berries. Just a pinch or two are enough to get a unique aroma.
- If you want something with a seasonal flavor you can add some cinnamon and a pinch of ground cloves. It will smell and taste like Christmas!