Chocolate Mousse

I am a chocoholic and this is a rich, satisfying dessert that is ready in minutes. Sure, it’s a bit old fashioned, but you can’t go wrong with French classics. This recipe doesn’t even contain cream, it’s just chocolate, eggs and sugar. So, it’s actually pretty healthy! As long as you can refrain from eating the entire bowl by yourself 😉

Ingredients:

– 1-100 gram bar of Lindt 70% dark chocolate
– 1/4 cup sugar
– 4 egg whites
– 2 egg yolks

Chocolate Mousse
Some double boiler action!
Melt the chocolate over a double boiler. For those of you who don’t know what this is, it’s a way to gently melt the chocolate without scorching it. Place a bowl over top of a pot of gently simmering water and voila! Once melted, let it cool slightly, then mix in the egg yolks.
Meanwhile, whisk the whites. When they reach the soft peak stage, add your sugar. Continue whipping until they form stiff peaks. You should be able to hold the bowl upside down over your head without everything dropping out (you know, like they do with Blizzards).
Chocolate Mousse
Chocolate Mousse
stiff peaks
Now all you have to do is gradually fold it all together (the egg white and chocolate mixtures, that is). Don’t be too vigorous because you don’t want to deflate the egg whites. You spent all that time whipping air into them so you don’t want to lose the fluffiness.
Chocolate Mousse
(try not to consume the entire bowl by yourself, I know, it’s easier said than done!)
Chocolate Mousse

Spoon into individual glasses (it should serve 4), chill and enjoy!

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