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Real French Chocolate Mousse

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Category: Desserts, Chocolate

 Ingredients List

  • 4 Egg yolks
  • 1/4 c Superfine sugar
  • 2 tb Cognac
  • 6 oz Semi--sweet chocolate, cut
  • -into small chumnks
  • 3 tb Strong coffee
  • 8 tb Soft unsalted (sweet) butter
  • -(1 quarter lb stick) cut in
  • -1/2
  • Inch pieces
  • 4 Egg whites
  • 1/2 c Heavy cream, whipped


Real French Chocolate Mousse

French Chocolate Mousse

Brush the inside of a 1 quart charlotte (cylindrical) or ring mold with a
film of veg. oil. Invert the mold on paper towels to drain. In a heatproof
mixing bowl, beat the egg yolks and sugar with a whisk, rotary or electric
beater for 2 or 3 minutes, or until they are pale yellow and thick enough
to form a ribbon when the whisk is lifted from the bowl. Beat in the
cognac. Set the mixing bowl over a pan of barely simmering (not boiling)
water, and continue beating for 3 or 4 minutes, or until the mixture is
foamy and hot. Then set the bowl over a pan of iced water and beat for 3 or
4 minutes longer, or until the mixture is cool again and as thick and
creamy as mayonaise. In a heavy 4 to 6 cup saucepan, melt the chocolate
with the coffee over hot water, stirring constantly. When all of the
chocolate has dissolved, beat in the butterone piece at a timeto make a
smooth cream. Then beat the chocolate mixture into the egg yolks and sugar.
In a seperate bowl, with a clean whisk or beater, beat the egg whites until
they are stiff enough to form stiff peaks on the wires of the whisk. Stir
about 1/4 of the egg whites into the chocolate mixture to lighten it, then
very gently fold in the remaining egg whites. Spoon the mousse into the
oiled mold or dessert cups and refrigerate for at least four hours or until
it has set. To unmold and serve, run a long sharp knife around the sides of
the mold and dip the bottom of it in hot water for a few seconds. Then wipe
the outside of the mold dry, place a chilled serving plate upside down over
the mold and, grasping both sides firmly, quickly turn the plate and mold
over. Rap the plate on a table and the mousse should slide easily out of
the mold. If the mousse doesn't unmold at once, repeat the whole process.
With a wire whisk, rotary or electric beater, whip the chilled cream in a
large chilled bowl until it is firm enough to hold its shape softly.
Garnish the mousse with the whipped cream.

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