Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Dessert Wednesday

Real Chocolate Mousse
Recipe from fine cooking magazine

6 ounces bittersweet chocolate (use good quality)
2 tablespoon butter, cut into 4 pieces
3 large egg whites
1/8 tsp. salt
3 tablespoons sugar
3/4 cup cold heavy cream
whipped cream
strawberries ( for garnish)

Boil water to melt chocolate

Chop 6 ounces of chocolate

Place chopped chocolate in bowl and place over boiling water, heat chocolate until melted.

Remove chocolate from heat, add butter and set aside

Crack egg and seperate egg whites, add salt, place in bowl. Beat eggs on high speed until egg whites are stiff and stay on beater. Approximately 2-4 minutes. Transfer to clean bowl. Wash out bowl and beater.

Clean bowl and add heavy cream, gradually add sugar and beat cream until thick and stiff. The cream will not fall off beater when picked up. Set aside.

Add cooled chocolate to egg whites and fold until incorporated. Folding means to bring the rubber spatula to bottom of the bowl and turn mixture over onto itself.

Continue folding chocolate into egg whites until no more whites show.

Add whipped cream to chocolate egg white mixture, fold in whip cream until no cream is visible

Finished product, all cream and egg white is incorporated into chocolate

Garnish with strawberry and fresh whipped cream


Kim said...

You are killing me over here!

ChefBliss.com said...

Ah, you have found my weakness. Someday I may blog about my week in Paris where I treated myself to chocolate mousse and tea every night before I went back to my hotel. Thanks for the memory!!

Sara said...

This is so pretty, I've never made chocolate mousse at home before.