Chocolate Mousse

IMG_4957 IMG_4961 IMG_4963Chocolate Mousse is a French classic dessert that I make very often. Served in an elegant cup or in a rustic bowl, it is always appreciated by everyone. The smell and texture of the chocolate allows for a mini indulgence. If you are an amateur of dark chocolate, then this recipe is for you!!

Thank you to our mentor Angie from The Novice Gardener for this Fiesta Friday #95  and to our co-host’s for this week   Loretta @ Safari of the Mind and Petra @ Food Eat Love.

Serves: 5

Ingredients:

  • 200g of dark chocolate (70% of cacao)
  • 5 eggs
  • 100ml of double cream
  • 2 tablespoons of caster sugar

Procedure: (easy)

  1. In a large bowl add the 5 egg yolks in another bowl add the 5 egg whites and set aside.
  2. Place the pieces of chocolate in a bowl set over a “Bain Marie”.
  3. Stir with a wooden spoon from time to time until the chocolate melts.
  4. Remove the pan from the heat and slowly pour the double cream in the chocolate bowl (the double cream should be at room temperature).
  5. Whisk until the texture becomes creamy.
  6. Add the 5 egg yolks into the bowl one by one, and whisk until the mixture becomes silky.
  7. Whisk the 5 egg whites until they form peaks. Before they become firm, pour the sugar.
  8. Now, gently fold the remaining egg whites into the chocolate mixture with a spatula.
  9. When all the texture is completely mixed, pour the chocolate mousse into individual cups and refrigerate overnight for a much better texture.

The Chocolate Mousse is delicious, with just enough bitterness.

Bon Appétit!

PS: If 70% of cocoa is too strong for you, I suggest you use semi sweet chocolate or even chocolate milk!

68 thoughts on “Chocolate Mousse

  1. Finally, the recipe is here. Been dreaming of this. 😀 With your recipes alone, I think I’ll have a list of 1km long, hahaha! Very much delicious, Linda. xx Your cups are pretty.

  2. I haven’t made mousse for ages – thanks for the reminder! Btw we had loads of these little pots when I was a kid, they used to sell yoghurt in them in Spain 🙂

  3. Oh my I’ve just fainted Linda….and I’m supposed to welcome you to Fiesta Friday. :). Your chocolate mousse is just fabulous, so beautifully moist and flavorful just reading the ingredients. I could just help myself to both of those actually, and those spoons add to the gorgeous pictures. Well done! Love the picture with the sunlight streaming through the window.

  4. What a lovely mousse. I love this version, but also really like one I make with dark chocolate, eggs, butter, and cognac. It’s probably similar to what Stefan is referring to above. But both are fabulous desserts!

  5. Mousse is one of those things that is so adaptable! You can enjoy it on its own, use it as a filling in a cake, arrange a trifle; the possibilities are endless!
    Yours looks so well put-together! Love it!

  6. Pingback: Chocolate Mousse – A Classic French Dessert | Aromas and Flavors from my Kitchen

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