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    Mousse au Chocolat (Chocolate mousse)

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    Babs7's Note:

    Smooth and heavenly chocolate mousse. Can be piped into individual cups before chilling and garnished with cocoa, whipped cream, or chocolate curls before serving. Recipe by Jacques Pepin

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    1. 1
      Melt the chocolate over hot, but not boiling, water or place in a very low oven (180-degree).
    2. 2
      Mix the sugar with 1/4 cup of water in a saucepan and bring to a boil.
    3. 3
      Boil 3 to 4 minutes.
    4. 4
      Meanwhile, place the 4 egg yolks in the bowl of an electric mixer.
    5. 5
      Gradually add the sugar syrup, beating constantly.
    6. 6
      Continue beating for 5 to 6 minutes at high speed, or until the mixture is thick and creamy.
    7. 7
      Add the coffee concentrate, Grand Marnier, and softened butter and beat tboroughly.
    8. 8
      Stir in the melted chocolate.
    9. 9
      Beat the egg whites with a rotary or electric beater until stiff and shiny.
    10. 10
      As soon as they are ready, add to the chocolate mixture and beat in with a wire whisk.
    11. 11
      Finally, fold in the whipped cream.
    12. 12
      Pour into a large serving bowl and refrigerate until serving time.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 17, 2008


      This is a great mousse. But I'm updating my review for other novices like me. I can never look at a recipe and see what should be done ahead of time. So I hope this helps someone else: 1. Whip the cream first and set aside. 2. Separate the eggs and whip the whites and set aside. 3. Start melting the chocolate (if you're like me and using a double boiler). 4. Start the sugar/water combo. Then follow from there. Doing it this way has saved my sanity. I use all the egg whites instead of tossing 2. And I omit the GM and the coffee.

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    • on June 15, 2009


      I dislike mousse that is heavy like pudding(If I wanted pudding I would make it) but this mousse is smooth and creamy(in my oppinion like mousse should be). I ommited the coffee and grand marnier and it was still soo good. This recipe makes a lot but I dont think any will go to waste;) just one note DONT add the egg yolk mixture to the hot chocolate it will seize. Thanks for posting the perfect mousse recipe!

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    • on April 05, 2011


      Perfect texture (I've used ll the eggs white), makes a huge batch (cut in half if you're a small family) of both mousse and dishes to wash. I'm lactose intolerant so I used margarine (Earth Balance) instead of butter and NutriWhip instead of heavy cream. Note: do not add the whole sugar syrup if using NutriWhip, it makes the preparation way too sweet! I found the coffee taste overwhelming as well, I will try without it next time. This mousse recipe is a keeper! It's a great base to vanilla / butterscotch as well!

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    Nutritional Facts for Mousse au Chocolat (Chocolate mousse)

    Serving Size: 1 (144 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 480.5
    Calories from Fat 394
    Total Fat 43.8 g
    Saturated Fat 26.5 g
    Cholesterol 256.5 mg
    Sodium 60.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 19.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
    Sugars 16.8 g
    Protein 4.6 g

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