Chocolate mousse with whipped cream

Prep 15 min
Total 15 min
Plus 2 hr chilling time
Serves 8

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Ingredients

100 g
bittersweet chocolate, chopped (2/3 cup)
60 g
semi-sweet chocolate, chopped (1/3 cup)
3 tbsp
unsalted butter, cubed
1 tsp
1/4 tsp
4
eggs, separated
1 cup
35% cream
1/3 cup
granulated sugar

Garnishes (optional)

whipped cream
shaved chocolate

Instructions

  • COMBINE chocolates and butter in a large heat-safe bowl. Set over a large pot with 1 in. of gently simmering water and melt, stirring with a rubber spatula, about 5 min. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and salt. Whisk in yolks, 1 at a time, until just combined.
  • BEAT cream in a medium bowl, using an electric mixer on medium-high until medium peaks form, 2 to 3 min. Refrigerate. Clean beaters. Beat egg whites in another bowl on medium-high until foamy, 30 sec. Gradually add sugar and beat until medium peaks form, 2 min.
  • WHISK a third of the egg white mixture into the chocolate just until no streaks remain. Gently fold in remaining egg whites until combined. Fold in a third of the whipped cream until streaks are no longer visible, then gently fold in remaining whipped cream. Don’t over-stir the mixture or it will lose volume.
  • DIVIDE into 8 cups (2/3 cup per serving) and refrigerate 2 hr or up to 3 days. Garnish with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.

Kitchen Tip: Melt chocolate over barely simmering water so it doesn’t seize or become a stiff, thick and clumpy mass.

Kitchen Tip: Use a large firm spatula to fold in cream.

 

Nutrition

Calories 315
Protein 5 g
Carbohydrates 21 g
Fat 24 g
Fibre 1 g
Sodium 118 mg
Excellent source of vitamin B12
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Issue: February 2018

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