Sunday, July 14, 2013

Quick Chocolate Mousse

SO was having the time of her life at my sister's house this week. Swimming, sleeping late, waking up late, playing with the dog, shopping, and meeting new people. But a couple of weeks ago, long before my niece took SO for a mini-vacation, I confirmed her presence at a friend's going-away party and it was too late to back out now. So I asked MO to bring her back home this morning and have lunch with us. I made a Warm Goat Cheese Salad because it is one of MO's favorite and for dessert a delicious Chocolate Mousse.

Get 6 eggs. Separate the egg whites and egg yolks. Set aside.

Break apart a 200 gram black chocolate bar in a small pan and add a tablespoon of water.

Heat on low fire. Let the chocolate melt slowly while whisking constantly. Turn off heat and set aside.

In a bowl, whisk the 6 egg yolks and 70 grams white sugar together. Add the mixture  to the melted egg and whisk together well. Set aside.

Add a pinch of salt to the egg whites and beat.

Beat the egg whites until firm. You can test this by turning over your bowl. If the egg whites don't move, then it's ready.

Add the firm egg whites in the chocolate mixture and fold gently with the aid of a spatula.

Fold until it becomes a homogeneous mixture.

I then transferred to individual ramekins and let it chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours. When it was time to serve it, I decorated it simply with a single raspberry on top.

After 2-3 hours, the chocolate mousse thickened to the desired consistency. It was airy, light, and heaven for chocolate lovers like us! :)


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