Recipe by Mirj
This mousse is so incredibly rich that you can stand a spoon in it and it will not fall. I have been making this recipe for the last 18 years, it's based on a recipe I found in a Marks & Spencer's cookbook I got as a wedding present. [Edited to say that this was posted in 2001, now it's 2006 and it's been 23 years since I've been making this recipe, and it's still going strong!]
Top Review by Charishma_Ramchandani
WOW! This is quite similar to Lali's Homemade Chocolate Pudding, just the brandy new in here, so I know beforehand, I'm going to love it and thank you for another yummy dessert!!!
- 8 ounces dark chocolate
- 4 eggs, separated
- 1 dash brandy (You can also substitute peach schnapps, chocolate liqueur, Irish Cream, Cointreau, the possibilities)
Directions See How It's Made
- Break the chocolate up into small pieces.
- Melt them either over a double boiler or in the microwave.
- Add the eggs yolks, one at a time, and incorporate thoroughly into the chocolate.
- You have to stir fast so the chocolate doesn't cook the yolks.
- Add the brandy.
- Whip the whites until stiff.
- Slowly fold them into the chocolate mixture.
- Pour into individual dessert glasses, or into one large serving bowl.
- Chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours.
- Note: You can also pour it into a prepared pie crust and freeze it for Mirj's Incredibly Rich Chocolate Mousse Pie.
- Note: This is a very basic recipe, which can be doubled, trebled, quadrupled, etc.
- Just remember, use 2 eggs for every 4 ounces (100 grams) of chocolate.