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Dark Chocolate Mousse

2015! First of all, a very Happy New Year to all BNF readers! 2014 was the birth of Bear Naked Food site and I couldn’t have made it without the support from readers and fans like you. So a very BIG thank you as well! Christmas and New Year was spent with my family and loved ones, I could not have asked for more. Along with that, there were some major feastings. This dark chocolate mousse was one of the dessert highlights.
Ingredients:
4 oz (120 g) bittersweet or semi-sweet chocolate chips (I’m using a mixture of both)
2 tbsp (28 g) unsalted butter
2 large eggs – yolks and white separated
4 tbsp (60 g) caster sugar – divided into half
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/8 tsp cream of tartar (for egg whites)
1/2 cup (120 ml) cold heavy whipping cream

Serves 2 – 4

Recipe source: Bobby Flay Food Network (with modifications)

Ingredients for dark chocolate mousse

The line up.

 

Melt the chocolate chips and butter in a bowl over a pot of simmering water or in a microwave. Allow to cool for a few minutes.

Melting chocolate

Bain Marie method – set the bowl over a pot of simmering water and melt the chocolate slowly.

melting chocolate

 

 

Add in the yolks and stir well. Put it in the fridge while you prepare the egg whites and whipped cream.

egg yolk with chocolate

 

 

In a mixing bowl, add in egg whites, cream of tartar and beat with stand mixer or hand mixer till foamy.

beating egg whites

beating egg whites

Foamy stage.

 

Add in 2 tbsp sugar gradually and whisk until soft peak.

Soft peak stage.

Soft peak stage.

 

In another bowl, whisk the heavy cream with vanilla extract and the remaining sugar until soft peak.

whipped cream

Pop the mixing bowl and whisk in the freezer for a few minutes to chill before whisking the cold cream. It will be easier to achieve the desired consistency.

whipped cream

 

Take out the chilled chocolate mixture and fold in 1/3 of the egg whites. Repeat the same with the whipped cream. Continue until the egg whites and whipped cream are all incorporated into the chocolate.

egg white with chocolate

Folding in the egg white.

whipped cream with chocolate

Follow by the whipped cream.

 

The consistency should be smooth, light and creamy. Chill in the fridge for an hour before serving. Top with extra whipped cream and shaved chocolate if desired.

dark chocolate mousse

I used a piping bag to pipe the mousse into serving glasses. You could use a spoon as well. 🙂

dark chocolate mousse

dark chocolate mousse

 

 

Dark Chocolate Mousse
 
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Recipe type: Chocolate
Serves: serves 2 - 4
Ingredients
  • 4 oz (120 g) bittersweet or semi-sweet chocolate chips (I’m using a mixture of both)
  • 2 tbsp (28 g) unsalted butter
  • 2 large eggs – yolks and white separated
  • 4 tbsp (60 g) caster sugar – divided into half
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ⅛ tsp cream of tartar (for egg whites)
  • ½ cup (120 ml) cold heavy whipping cream
Instructions
  1. Melt the chocolate chips and butter in a bowl over a pot of simmering water or in a microwave. Allow to cool for a few minutes.
  2. Add in the yolks and stir well. Put it in the fridge while you prepare the egg whites and whipped cream.
  3. In a mixing bowl, add in egg whites, cream of tartar and beat with stand mixer or hand mixer till foamy. Add in 2 tbsp sugar gradually and whisk until soft peak.
  4. In another bowl, whisk the heavy cream with vanilla extract and the remaining sugar until soft peak.
  5. Take out the chilled chocolate mixture and fold in ⅓ of the egg whites. Repeat the same with the whipped cream. Continue until the egg whites and whipped cream are all incorporated into the chocolate.The consistency should be smooth, light and creamy.
  6. Chill in the fridge for an hour before serving. Top with extra whipped cream and shaved chocolate if desired.

 

 

 

 

 

Rachelle

Rachelle

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Bear is my moniker. Naked is how I like my feet to look. Food is something I live to eat (alot). A food recipe blog that makes sense.
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Bear is my moniker. Naked is how I like my feet to look. Food is something I live to eat (alot). A food recipe blog that makes sense.

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