Archive for August, 2010

How to make up for a mediocre meal.

Want to make a romantic, smooth, velvety, decadent and elegant dessert to impress someone? This is surely going to win ANYONE’s heart. Anyday. Chocolate mousse is the answer. 😀 Mousse with double “s”, that is.

INGREDIENTS:

Dark chocolate 1 bar (I used 60% Ghirardelli dark chocolate)

Butter 1 Tbsp.

Heavy cream 1/2 cup

Vanilla 1/4 Tsp.

Egg yolks 2 large

Sugar 1 Tbsp.

Water 1/4 cup

Salt 1 small pinch

DIRECTIONS:

1. Break chocolate into little pieces and put in a bowl with the butter and half of the water, and melt over a hot water in a saucepan over the stove.

2. Set aside and let cool to room temperature.

3. Whip egg yolks with sugar and water on top of hot water on a stove until pale in color and foamy. Egg mixture should be hot to the touch.

4. Whip cream until soft peak form. Be careful to not overwhip, because we want the cream to be on the soft side so that the final product is smooth and shiny.

5.  Add the egg mixture to the chocolate mixture and mix well.

6. Add the whipped cream and fold gently until incorporated.

7. Pour into 4 small size ramekins or 2 martini glasses and chill for at least 4 hours. (This is a little rich, so 4 little ones should be more than enough. Don’t worry.)

8. Be ready for all the praises that will be sing on the chocolate mousse and you! 🙂

Have fun! Make a mess on purpose, so you benefit from “cleaning” the chocolate off of the bowls. 😉

 

 

 

 

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