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    Chocolate Mousse - Alton Brown

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    1 hr 25 mins

    25 mins

    1 hr

    DrGaellon's Note:

    Courtesy Alton Brown

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    Ingredients:

    Servings:

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    • 1 3/4 cups whipping cream
    • 12 ounces quality semi-sweet chocolate chips
    • 3 ounces espresso or 3 ounces strong coffee
    • 1 tablespoon dark rum
    • 4 tablespoons butter
    • 1 teaspoon unflavored gelatin

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Chill 1 1/2 cups whipping cream in refrigerator. Chill metal mixing bowl and mixer beaters in freezer.
    2. 2
      In top of a double boiler, combine chocolate chips, coffee, rum and butter. Melt over barely simmering water, stirring constantly. Remove from heat while a couple of chunks are still visible. Cool, stirring occasionally to just above body temperature.
    3. 3
      Pour remaining 1/4 cup whipping cream into a metal measuring cup and sprinkle in the gelatin. Allow gelatin to "bloom" for 10 minutes. Then carefully heat by swirling the measuring cup over a low gas flame or candle. Do not boil or gelatin will be damaged. Stir mixture into the cooled chocolate and set aside.
    4. 4
      In the chilled mixing bowl, beat cream to medium peaks. Stir 1/4 of the whipped cream into the chocolate mixture to lighten it. Fold in the remaining whipped cream in two doses. There may be streaks of whipped cream in the chocolate and that is fine. Do not over work the mousse.
    5. 5
      Spoon into bowls or martini glasses and chill for at least 1 hour. Garnish with fruit and serve.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on September 12, 2009

      55

      This is sooooo good and very simple. I omitted the alcahol and coffee since I was serving this to my hubby and children for our annual Valentines Day dinner! What a hit!

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    • on February 22, 2009

      55

      One of the best chocolate mousses I ever tried. Not overly sweet, but rich and creamy, which makes the flavours very full and intense. In other recipes I find it very often that espresso and rum get dominated by the chocolate, but here you can taste all three aromes. The gelatin adds to the creamy texture without making the whole thing jelly-like. This will be a keeper. Thanks for posting it!

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    Nutritional Facts for Chocolate Mousse - Alton Brown

    Serving Size: 1 (114 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 439.4
     
    Calories from Fat 340
    77%
    Total Fat 37.8 g
    58%
    Saturated Fat 23.2 g
    115%
    Cholesterol 86.5 mg
    28%
    Sodium 67.4 mg
    2%
    Total Carbohydrate 28.2 g
    9%
    Dietary Fiber 2.5 g
    10%
    Sugars 23.2 g
    92%
    Protein 3.1 g
    6%

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