Julia's Mousse Au Chocolat

Recipe by KathyP53
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READY IN: 2hrs 30mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Combine chocolate and rum in a small pot; nestle pot inside a larger pot filled with water and set aside to allow to melt.
  • Beat yolks in another small pot until pale and frothy.
  • Combine sugar and coffee in another pot; cook over medium heat until dissolved, 5-6 minutes. Pour coffee mixture into yolks in a stream, while whisking, set aside.
  • Pour water into a large pot to a depth of 2". Heat over medium-low heat until hot but not simmering. Nestle pot with yolk mixture over pot and cook, whisking vigorouslym until thick and creamy, about 8-9 minutes. Transfer yolk mixture to a clean bowl; beat with an electric mixer until cool; about 5 minutes.
  • Uncover chocolate mixture and stir; add butter and whisk until smooth. Fold chocolate-butter mixture into yolk mixture; set aside.
  • Beat egg whites in a bowl until just frothy. Add cream of tartar and salt; beat to stiff peaks. Stir 1/4 of the egg whites into chocolate-yolk mixture; gently fold in the rest. Spoon mousse into 6 serving cups or dishes. Chill until set. Beat cream to stiff peaks; transfer to a pastry bag with a star tip. Pipe a rosette of cream onto each mousse.
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