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Total Time
20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 0 mins

From "Fast, Fancy Desserts", Good Food Magazine, May 1987. Prep time does not include 3 hours to chill.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Heat chocolate and butter, stirring frequently, in top of double boiler over simmering water until completely melted and smooth. Remove from heat and whisk in egg yolks until blended. Immediately transfer to mixing bowl.
  2. Beat egg whites and cream of tartar in second mixing bowl until very stiff. Using wire whisk, fold half the egg whites into chocolate mixture. Beat remaining whites quickly to make sure they are smooth and fold into chocolate mixture with rubber spatula.
  3. Transfer mousse to serving bowl or individual stemmed glasses. Refrigerate covered until set, about 3 hours. Serve cold, garnished with whipped cream.