One of Chef David’s favorite desserts is dark chocolate mousse. It is the classic French dessert but also a great recipe for our home cooking followers.
Such a perfect sweet treat for Easter brunch and what better day to share the recipe than National Chocolate Mousse Day.
- 5 1/4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
- 14 ounces cold heavy cream
- 3 large egg whites
- 1-ounce sugar
- Sweetened whipped cream, for garnish, optional
- Shaved bittersweet chocolate, for garnish, optional
Place chocolate in a large bowl set over a bain marie or a double boiler at a low simmer. Stir chocolate until melted. Turn off the heat and let stand.
Beat the cream over ice until it forms soft peaks. Set aside and hold at room temperature. With a mixer, whip egg to soft peaks. Gradually add the sugar and continue whipping until firm.
Remove the chocolate from the bain marie and using a whisk, fold in the egg whites all at once. When the whites are almost completely incorporated, fold in the whipped cream. Cover the mousse and refrigerate for approximately 1 hour or until set. Serve in goblets topped with more whipped cream and shaved chocolate, if desired.
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