Thursday, April 3, 2014

Recipe of the Week: Chocolate Mousse

Did you know that today...April 3rd is national chocolate mousse day!?  No kidding?  Did you know that you can make it in 4 minutes?  Time yourself!


4 Minute Chocolate Mousse


4 oz bar of high quality dark chocolate (Ghiradelli); You'll use 7 of the 8 squares with the last square used for garnish
10 oz heavy whipping cream
1/4 cup extra fine granulated sugar
1 large egg white
chocolate shavings - garnish
2 tsp Amaretto, Amaretto Syrup or other liqueur (optional)


Break chocolate into small pieces and set aside

In a small saucepan, heat half of the cream until it begins to boil.  Turn off the heat, add the chocolate pieces and stir until chocolate has melted and the mixture is smooth.

Pour the mixture into a bowl set over a large bowl of iced water and add the rest of the cream and liqueur is using.

Using a hand held electric mixer, beat the mixture into soft peaks.  Remove the bowl from the iced water.

Separate egg white into a bowl.  Whisk the egg white with hand held mixer until stiff peaks form.  Add the sugar, one tablespoon at a time and continue to whisk into a soft meringue.

Carefully fold the meringue through the chocolate mixture, then spoon or pipe into two chilled serving glasses.

Top with chocolate shavings.

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Dude says give yourself 8-10 minutes the first time!