Chocolate Mousse

In addition to being decadent and delicious, this is an incredibly easy recipe. I heard it on NPR (Recipes Found – great story to go with) and made it the same day. I happen to love dark chocolate so it’s always on hand. I’ve made it twice now and I really don’t think you can ruin it.

choc mousse

Chocolate Mousse

Chocolate Mousse Recipe (serves 4)

3 1/2 ounces bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped (I used 70% dark chocolate)
3 eggs, room temperature, separated
pinch of salt
1 1/2 tsp sugar (I used bakers sugar)
Creme fraiche or whipping cream for serving
  1. Melt chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water until melted. Remove from stove.
  2. Using a whisk, stir egg yolks into chocolate one at a time. Don’t freak out if it gets really clumpy. (I did the first time)
  3. With a mixer, beat the egg whites with the salt until they start to form peaks. Continue to beat while adding sugar. Continue until the whites are shiny and hold medium-firm peaks.
  4. Spoon 1/4 of the whites over the melted chocolate and stir with the whisk until the mixture is almost smooth.
  5. Spoon the rest of the whites over the chocolate and using the whisk or a large rubber spatula, very carefully fold in the whites. Be as thorough as possible without overworking the mixture.
  6. Spoon the mousee into a serving bowl or individual bowls. Serve now or cover and keep in the refrigerator until you’re ready for dessert.

Original post February 23, 2014

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