Chocolate Mousse or Mousse Au Chocolat
My favorite of all time is of course Chocolate Mousse. I remember when I was a little girl living in the Congo, my mum will bring me Chocolat Côte d’Or from Belgium. I would melt the chocolate with water in a heat proof bowl over a pot of simmering water. I thought then, I was in heaven eating slowly with a small spoon my chocolate mousse recipe wanting to never end.
My nephew Nicos came to Arizona and brought me a different kind of chocolate “Valrhona 72% Cacao Chocolate” from Belgium and Today, I made Mousse Au Chocolat. So good! I also remember going to Sedona and found a store that everything was chocolate from around the world, they use Avocado and Banana, I might say, it was good.
Of course, you can find Valrhona chocolate at Amazon Valrhona Araguani Dark Chocolate Bar 72%, 70g/2.46oz.
I found this recipe Mousse of Chocolat by Elizabeth David and these were the 3 ingredients that Nicos wanted me to make sure I had. He left for Belgium before he could make it. Voilá Nicos….this is for you!
Chocolate Mousse (in French it’s called “Mousse au Chocolat”)
Author: Elizabeth David
Recipe type: Dessert
Prep time: 5 mins Cook time: 5 mins Total time: 10 mins
To make chocolate Mousse or Mousse au chocolat, you’ll need:
3 eggs, yolk and white separated
90 g of dark chocolate (I use Valrhona 61% Cacao Chocolate)
3 tablespoons of water
Unsweetened cocoa powder or coconut flakes to serve
How to make it
Melt the chocolate in a bain-marie with three tablespoons of water.
Beat lightly the egg yolks, then pour in the melted chocolate: whisk quickly until smooth.
Beat the egg whites until stiff: stir in a tablespoon of whipped egg whites into the chocolate to soften it, then fold the rest of the egg whites until perfectly blended.
Spoon the mousse into 4 coffee cups and stack them away in the fridge for a few hours.
Just before serving sprinkle the mousse with the cocoa powder or some coconut flakes.
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