Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Easy Dessert from France - Mousse au Chocolat


Chocolate mousse is derived from the French word which means lather or foam. It was once a specialty of French restaurants and it entered the American cuisine in the 1960's.
Mousse is prepared in such a way that it allows air bubbles to form and give it such a light and airy texture. Chocolate mousse is usually enjoyed as a dessert. It can be made with a combination of flavours and even fruits.

  • 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate
  • 2 tbsp of unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp of sugar
  • 3 egg whites separated
  • 1 cup whipping cream
Easy Dessert Directions:
  • Melt the chocolate and the butter in the top of a double boiler (You can also melt them in the microwave for 2 minutes if you prefer)
  • Separate the egg whites and the yolks. 
  • Once the chocolate is melted, remove from heat and let it cool (Once the chocolate is cooled, add the egg yolks)
  • Beat the whipping cream and the sugar until the mixture is thick. 
  • Do not overbeat the mixture as it can become dry
  • Add the mixture to the chocolate. 
  • Beat the egg whites using a clean beater, do not let any water or grease get in with the egg whites.
  • When the egg whites are thick, add 1 tbsp of sugar
  • Add the egg white mixture into the chocolate, and fold a little at a time
  • Spoon into individual glasses or cups
 Chill until ready to serve. Enjoy! 
Easy Dessert from France Chocolate mousse makes 6 servings

1 comment:

  1. Very interesting blog, I definitely like the content, its creative and inspires me to cook.