How to make it

  • In a medium-sized stainless steel bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water, melt the chocolate and butter. Remove from heat and set aside to cool for a few minutes. Then whisk in the two egg yolks. Refrigerate.
  • In the bowl of your electric mixer (or with a hand mixer), whip the two egg whites with the cream of tartar until foamy. Gradually add two tablespoons of sugar and continue to beat until stiff peaks form, yet the whites are still glossy and not dry. Set aside.
  • In another bowl, whip the heavy cream, remaining one tablespoon sugar, and vanilla extract until soft peaks form.
  • Remove the chocolate mixture from the refrigerator, and stir a couple of spoonfuls of the beaten egg whites into the chocolate mixture to lighten it, and then fold the remaining whites into the chocolate mixture, gently but thoroughly. Fold in the whipped cream.
  • Spoon the chocolate mousse into four individual serving dishes or glasses. Cover and refrigerate for a couple of hours. Can serve with additional whipped cream, fresh berries and/or shaved chocolate.

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    " It was excellent "
    pointsevenout ate it and said...
    Good grub!
    Light, airy, chocolatey, very thick, and not too sweet.
    See Chocolate Mousse for more.
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    " It was excellent "
    Heather_Robinson ate it and said...
    i made this for my boyfriend today, he loved it!!
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  • alucidangel 9 years ago
    This Mousse is exactly what mousse is. It's mousse before it's even finished and any other variations are just that, variations. I love this recipe.
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    " It was excellent "
    meals4abby ate it and said...
    I know I'll be hooked after one spoonful when the recipe comes from you, Luisa! Sounds wonderful as usual. High-5! I hope you have a great week, my Dear.
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    " It was excellent "
    juels ate it and said...
    Loving this one! So elegant, beautiful and luscious sounding! 5 forks and a beauty flag!
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