Sunday, February 13, 2011

Chocolate mousse guaranteed



Chocolate mousse is a much-loved dessert and it's funny that there are so many different ways to make this classic, with different textures but one only name: the chocolate mousse.

This recipe is really easy, only 2 ingredients and you're done.

Since the recipe has only two ingredients, it all depends on the quality of the chocolate you're using. My choice was Valrhona’s Guanaja, but if you have another favorite, feel free to substitute as long as it has 70% cocoa. If you find the taste of bittersweet chocolate too strong, you may add a bit of sugar.

You can also flavor your mousse with cinnamon or cayenne pepper if you like or add a tablespoon of liquor like Grand Marnier for example!

The mousse sets beautifully after few hours in the fridge and never looses that melt-in-your-mouth consistency. 

The recipe was adapted from a French chef called Cyril lignac! Enjoy and Bon appétit!!



 
Ingredients (serves 6):
200 g (7 oz) bittersweet chocolate
6 eggs
pinch of salt

In a saucepan, melt the chocolate with 2 tbsp of water on low heat.
Set aside and allow to cool for a couple of minutes.

Separate the eggs into whites and yolks. Beat the whites with a pinch of salt on high speed until soft peaks form.

Add the beaten yolks to the melted chocolate. And mix well.
In 3 additions, fold egg white into chocolate mixture, and gently mix until seamlessly combined.

Pour into ramekins and refrigerate for around 8 hours.



Mousse au chocolat inratable

Ingrédients (6 personnes):
200 g de chocolat noir
6 œufs
une pincée de sel

Dans une casserole, faites fondre à feu très doux le chocolat avec 2 càs d'eau. 
Hors du feu, laissez refroidir quelques instants.

Séparez les blancs des jaunes et montez, à l'aide d'un batteur éléctrique, les blancs en neige bien ferme avec le sel.

Ajoutez les jaunes d'œufs battus dans le chocolat fondu. Mélangez énérgiquement.
Puis ajoutez délicatement les blancs d'œufs en 3 fois, sans les casser.

Versez la mousse au chocolat dans 6 verres transparents et placez-les au réfrigérateur 8 heures environ.

22 comments:

  1. That looks so silky and deliciously rich!

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  2. Love me a good mousse ^_^ I used to make it for a family I worked for in France a lot, it was the favourite of the youngest daughter.

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  3. This is a perfect dinner party dessert ... easy, and it serves 6!

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  4. So perfect! I can eat chocolate mousse any day of the year.

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  5. It looks decadent and perfect for V-Day. Hope you and yours have a great holiday!

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  6. This is the classic chocolate mousse that I grew up eating; I love it and miss it!

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  7. Simple and delicious! What a soothing,luscious treat.

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  8. Sounds good to me... and the liquor addition would be amazing, for me it would have to be something nutty not orangy, frangelico or amaretto?

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  9. Divine dessert! I love chocolate mousse :)

    Have a great week.

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  10. Sounds so simple yet delicious. I love Cyril Lignac!

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  11. I LOVE chocolate mousse, and this sounds soooo easy. Thx cherine. Oh and i'm lebanese too, so its great to meet another :)

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  12. @ Mira, nice to meet you too!! I already visited your blog many times!!
    Have a great day!

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  13. Guaranteed yum-world...that chocolate mousse looks tremendous!

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  14. Chocolate mousse is such a delicoius, delicious dessert! I love it so much - the texture, the look of it. But! I've never tried making it! Thanks for the recipe.

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  15. Chocolate mousse is definitely a favorite. And it's the perfect Valentine's Day dessert.

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  16. Cherine, these really look delicious. I love the ingredients you added to the standard recipe. You've made a luscious dessert to share with us. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  17. Stunning!!!

    Happy V-Day :)

    Cheers,

    Aldy.

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  18. This looks incredible. I like the idea of the cinnamon or the grand marnier in there too.

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  19. I really want to try this out. just one Q, is that an uncooked-egg that we are eating?

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  20. @ ciencia: yes this is an uncooked egg

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