Thursday, May 17, 2012

Chocolate Mousse



2 egg yolks
6 tbsp sugar finely granulated
hot water and cold water

Beat the egg yolks and sugar in a stainless steel bowl until the mixture is thick and pale yellow.  It should form a slowly dissolving ribbon.  Set the mixing bowl over the not-quite simmering water and beat for 3 to 4 minutes until the mixture is foamy and too hot for the the  fingers.  
Then beat over cold water for 3 to 4 minutes until the mixture is cool again and forms a ribbon.  
The consistency is the same as mayonnaise.

3 oz semi sweet  baking chocolate
2 tbsp coffee *
3 oz softened unsalted butter

Melt chocolate with coffee over hot water, remove from heat and beat in the butter a little at a time to make a smooth cream.  Beat the chocolate mixture into the egg mixture.  
* I only used 1/2 tbsp of nescafe because we don't like strong coffee taste :)

2 egg whites
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 tbsp sugar

Beat the egg whites and salt until it forms soft peaks.  Sprinkle the sugar and beat until it is stiff.  Stir 1/4th of the egg whites in to the chocolate mixture then fold in the rest.

Put the mixture into serving dishes and refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight.  Serve with whipped cream.
This recipe is adapted from Mastering the Art of French Cooking Volume 1 by Julia Child. Copyright © 1961 by Alfred A. Knopf. Reprinted with permission from the publisher Alfred A. Knopf, a division of Random House, Inc.
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48 comments:

  1. love it anytime, I am such a big fan of chocolate mousse that it is surprising that I never made it at home yet.

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  2. It must be so delicious! And the photo is stunning! Great post :-)

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  3. Oh, I love chocolate mousse so much!!! Great recipe!

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  4. awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!the chocolate mousse is divine!

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  5. mousse has set really well...yummy

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  6. I love this mousse, looks delicious!

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  7. wow, that is the most authentic mousse recipe i have seen, the mousse looks fantastic!

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  8. yummy ...simple , love to try this

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  9. Wow! looks super delicious......

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  10. Irresistible mousse, prefect for a chocoholic like me.

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  11. Yummm, and love the kick of that coffee taste..

    -Mythreyi
    Yum! Yum! Yum!

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  12. Creamy & yummm!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  13. A simple recipe but with a great outcome. Nice and spongy and love the color.

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  14. Superdelicious, very tempting..

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  15. Yummy looking mousse, I am drooling now!!!

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  16. I always wanted to try my hands at making mousse but didn't have the right glasses..been wanting to do some shopping but didn't have the time..your mousse looks so smooth and creamy. Love it!

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  17. yummy delicious Mousse, love the super tempting clicks..

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  18. It's perfect! The best treat ever!

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  19. Delicious and tempting,looks superb.

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  20. suprbbbbbbbbb....love the presentation..

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  21. What a delicious creamy mousse!! Have a wonderful Weekend! ~ Ramona

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  22. Wow yummy mousse. I am going to try this out asap

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  23. Love chocolate mousse, we love it with crepes. Good recipe, Thanks.

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  24. Mousse is yummy. Lovely Picture

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  25. simple but gorgeous desserr:-)

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  26. I love love love chocolate mousse! Your photo is super appetizing.

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  27. Wow your mousse looks so light! I think I'll have to make a double batch if the rest of the familie want to have some also =)

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  28. i love them...sounds yummy...yum yum

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  29. It's always interesting to me to see a recipe from a book I have, but for whatever reason failed to notice it. Your mousse looks delicious! I will have to dig out that volume and have another look!

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  30. I never thought it would be so easy to make mousse. Will definitely try it!

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  31. Nice and simple instructions to a really good classic, Thanks!

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  32. Oh, how we love chocolate mousse at our house! And this is such a fabulous recipe...thanks for sharing!

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  33. Mmmm... It does look super delicious.

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