Chocolate Mousse

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Charishma_Ramchandani

This is a great finale to any dinner party or weekend treat that the whole family will enjoy. Decedently naughty but whose worrying! Another one on the top of my list of favourites!

Top Review by runswithfork

I was glad to see a classic recipe for mousse here. This one seemed the most simple and true to form. I increased the chocolate because I was unsure of the conversion to cups, but 8 oz was pretty darn chocolaty and I might try backing off it just a bit. I also was not sure where to add the coffee so hopefully that will get amended. I tried a tad at the end, but got scared. This is so rich and delectable, the additional whipped cream seems to balance it well. It got rave reviews in my home!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 100 g sweet chocolate or 100 g semisweet chocolate, melted
  • 14 cup strong coffee
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 3 egg whites
  • 14 cup finely ground sugar
  • whipped cream (optional)

Directions

  1. Beat the soft butter into the smoothly melted chocolate.
  2. One by one, beat in the egg yolks.
  3. Beat the cream over ice until it leaves slight peaks on the surface.
  4. Beat the egg whites until they form soft peaks.
  5. While beating, sprinkle in the sugar a little at a time and continue beating until stiff shining peaks are formed.
  6. Fold in the chocolate mixture carefully and then fold in the whipped cream.
  7. Put the mousse into individual dishes.
  8. Cover and chill for several hours.
  9. Decorate the mousse with swirls of whipped cream or serve separately, if desired.
  10. Make the mousse extra special by adding to the topping few handmade chocolate leaves and a quarter segment of orange dipped in sugar.

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