I admit I am a chocolate (and caramel) addict. If I would allow myself to, I would have chocolate any time of the day. Of course, one of my favorite desserts involves chocolate as well. We often buy premade chocolate mousse from the supermarket, but today I wanted to make a fresh chocolate mousse from scratch.
As a matter of fact, I thought making this mousse would be easy peasy. It turned out to be a little bit more work than I expected, but it is still a very manageable recipe. You need 3 separate bowls to prepare the different components of the mousse. Don’t think you can just combine things in less than 3 bowls, because it is just not possible.
What do you need to make this divine mousse?
◾150 grams of dark chocolate
◾200 ml whipped cream
◾50 grams of white caster sugar
◾ 2 eggs, whites and yolks separated
This still sounds simple: not too much ingredients at all.
So how do you make the chocolate mousse?
1: Melt the chocolate au bain marie. Don’t try to do it the lazy way, like I did, in the microwave. This didn’t work and the chocolate became a thick mass.
2: Whisk the egg whites with 25 grams of caster sugar untill it forms stiff peaks.
3: Mix the egg yolks with the other 25 grams of sugar.
4: Add the molten chocolate to the egg yolk mix.
5: Whisk the whipped cream for about 3
minutes untill it has a nice consistency. 6: Fold the chocolate-yolk mixture into the egg whites.
7: Fold the whipped cream into the chocolate mixture.
8: Scoop the chocolate mousse into the bowls you want to serve it in and cover with cling film.
9: Place it into the refridgerator to set for at least 1,5 hour.
10: Garnish with chocolate, whipped cream or fruit.
This chocolate mousse is so airy, delicate and luscious. It has a good chocolate taste, but is not extremely sweet. I must say it is a little bit heavy on the stomach, but it is so worth it! Better keep some space when you now this dessert is coming up!