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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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