Just remember your chocolate mousse will taste like the chocolate you put in it…so don’t hesitate to get a good one!
Preparation Time : 30 mn (+ at least 3h in the fridge)
Ingredients (for 4 to 6 servings):
1/2 lbs (8 oz/225g) of dark chocolate
1/8 lbs (2 oz/ 55 g) of butter
2 teaspoons of sugar
1 pinch of salt
1/ Heat a large saucepan half filled with water. Cut chocolate in pieces and put it in a smaller saucepan or a metal bowl. Put in (or over, depending the size) the heating water. (This technique is called bain-marie; it’s the best way to melt chocolate without burning it).
2/ Melt over medium heat without stirring it.
3/ Melt butter in a saucepan. Let chill a little and pour into chocolate and mix together. Take off bain-marie.
5/ Separate yolks (and set aside) from egg whites. (The easiest way to do it is by taking the broken egg in one hand and let white fall in a bowl when keeping yolk over your fingers). Add salt and beat the egg whites until stiff.
6/ Add sugar to yolks and beat until they turn white. Put over bain-marie and beat until mixture gets thicker. (It’s very important to use cold eggs (right off the fridge) in order to suceed).
7/ Mix egg cream with chocolate. Pour 1/3 of the stiffen egg whites into mixture and beat smoothly. Add rest of egg whites carefully (you need to mix them without loosing too much of that airy texture, don’t beat!)
8/ Pour into a salad bowl (or various individual cups) and leave in the fridge for a minimum of 3 hours.
It’s pure chocolate, enjoy