Chocolate & Olive Oil Mousse

Total Time
15 mins
10 mins

This delicious, easy, and pareve mousse recipe was printed in the "New York Times" (March 2007) and adapted from "Dulce lo Vivas: La Reposteria Sefardi," ("Live Sweet: the Sefardi Bakery") by Ana Bensadón. It can also be baked as a cake (at 350F for about 50 minutes). Mousse must be chilled for 24 hours.

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  1. In a double boiler, melt chocolate over low heat. Cool slightly. Beat egg yolks with 1/2 cup sugar until light. Whisk in olive oil, brandy and melted chocolate.
  2. Using an electric mixer, whisk egg whites until soft peaks form. Add remaining 1/4 cup sugar, whisking until stiff but not dry.
  3. Fold whites into chocolate mixture so that no white streaks remain. Spoon into an 8- or 10-cup serving bowl or divide among 8 or 10 dessert cups or glasses. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 24 hours before serving.
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I wouldn't have believed it! I was scared it would taste overwhelmingly like olive oil, but NO. Miraculously, it is a subtle undertaste, but way overwhelmed by the rich chocolatiness of this mousse. A fabulous way to avoid all that cottonseed oil at Passover and unhealthy margarine desserts year-round!!! ADDED April 2010: This is still an incredible family favourite, for Pesach and year-round. We even had it in a pie shell with whipped cream on top once. Also works okay to halve it if you don't need as much.