How to make it

  • To make the couli:
  • Blend the berries, juice, and sugar in a food processor until smooth.
  • Strain the puree through a fine mesh strainer or chinoise.
  • Cover and refrigerate. (Can be made 8 hours ahead. Keep refrigerated.)
  • To make the mouse:
  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
  • Lightly butter 6 (6-ounce) ramekins.
  • Arrange the ramekins in a large roasting pan.
  • Whisk the chocolate until it melts in a medium bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water. (Don't let the water actually boil, and don't ever let the bottom of the bowl touch the surface of the water.)
  • Set the melted chocolate aside.
  • Blend the ricotta, ¼ cup of sugar, egg yolks, orange zest, almond extract, cinnamon, and salt in a food processor until very smooth.
  • Blend in the melted chocolate.
  • Transfer the ricotta-chocolate mixture to a large bowl.
  • Using an electric or stand mixer with the whisk attachment, beat the egg whites in another large bowl with the cream of tartar until soft peaks form.
  • Gradually beat in the remaining ⅓ cup of sugar.
  • Continue beating until semi-firm peaks form.
  • Stir a couple of tablespoons of the egg whites into the the ricotta-chocolate mixture, then fold in the rest.
  • Spoon the mixture into the prepared ramekins.
  • Fill the pan with enough hot water to come halfway up the sides of the ramekins.
  • Bake until the mousse puffs slightly but the centers are still creamy, about 25 minutes (they will thicken as they cool).
  • Allow the ramekins to cool slightly before removing from water bath.
  • Cover and refrigerate until cold, about 3 hours.
  • Run a knife around the side of a mousse to loosen. Invert it onto a plate.
  • Drizzle the raspberry couli around the mousse and serve. (Or you can put the couli into a squeeze bottle and draw stripes across the plate before setting down the mousse.

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  • debra47 10 years ago
    Amazed not to see more comments about this delicious chocolate mousse recipe. Really sounds fabulous. No idea when I will get to make it as I have tons of recipes bookmarked but will definitely let you know when I have made it.
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  • coffeebean53 10 years ago
    One of my favorite cheese, along with one of my favorite flavor combinations (chocolate and raspberries)WOW!!! A great post. I've bookmarked it to make soon. I only have to pick up a couple of things tomorrow and then I'll be making it.
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