Easy Chocolate Mousse

Written by Roar Elias

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Sometimes it's the simple things in life that just stand out more. Chocolate mousse is one of those recipes where people become anxious because they start to think how something this tasty can be so easy to make, but in fact, you will find that chocolate mousse is one of the easiest things to make. You can even get your kids stuck in. It's always possible to find an easy chocolate mousse recipe just for the kids.

It really is just a case of tossing, mixing about and chilling. Soon you will see that you too will be able to produce a fine dessert that is equal to that which is made at one of the best New York restaurants. Pastry chefs just make things look extra hard. If you use the right sort of chocolate, then you can be sure that it is not going to be too sweet or rich, which is a common complaint.

Here, we have something super easy for you to create. You will probably be horrified by the amount of eggs that are used, but you probably wouldn't question a top pastry chef. Believe you me, they like their eggs and they do make all of the difference so don't leave these out. You will love the creamy taste of this particular mousse and the texture is something that you really want to savor.

Directions

  • 500g (1.1 pounds) dark chocolate
  • 240g (8.5 oz.) butter
  • 8 egg yolks
  • 12 egg whites
  • 280g (9 oz.) castor caster sugar

Ingredients

  1. Melt the chocolate and the butter together.
  2. Leave this to cool and then gradually whisk in the egg yolks.
  3. Whip up the egg whites and sugar together until stiff peak stage is reached.
  4. Fold the chocolate mix into the egg whites.
  5. Leave this to set

This is all there is too it and you probably will agree that this isn't the most difficult recipe in the world!

If you really want to go to another level and come up with something impressive then you can think of a nice garnish to make, but this is more than a garnish. It holds the mousse in place and acts like a ramekin. It is actually very simple to do. You just have to start ahead of time and make a couple at a time.

What you need is some transparency paper, which always comes to good use where choclatiers are concerned. Cut a couple of strips of this which measures 20 x 7 cm and join the ends up so that they overlap slightly. Now you can secure the ends with tape. Place them on a baking tray and drop a little chocolate at the base. Take a pastry brush and start to paint the sides. Put this in the refrigerator so it is able to set and after it seems hard just take it out, pull off the tape and peel off the paper.

This recipe is good just like this, but often people like to tone it down or add a contrasting flavour. Fruit is a popular option. Something like berries in syrup or mulled apricots is a nice choice. Orange always goes well. The choice is yours.

You can also try out this easy chocolate mousse recipe if you want some variety, or why not go for a chocolate mousse pie or chocolate mousse cake?

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