Chocolate mousse/ Mousse au chocolat

Homemade Chocolate mousse

Chocolate mousse is a classic, quite easy to make. The secret resides in getting very stiff white eggs and being careful not to over cook chocolate. It doesn’t need more ;-)
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
5 eggs
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 ;-)

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2 thoughts on “Chocolate mousse/ Mousse au chocolat

  1. Chef E
    12/23/2008 at 9:37 PM

    This is beautiful, and I love chocolate!

  2. HerMedia
    12/31/2008 at 7:49 PM

    I love chocolate mouse and I had no idea it would be so simple. I have bookmarked your page so my next evening with no children when I cook for someone special I can give this a try.

    Welcome to Her Blog .

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