Chocolate mousse

Chocolate mousse
Here is a simple quick recipe for chocolate mousse. It is just necessary to be careful at the final stage, when mixing the melted chocolate and the beaten egg-whites.
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Last modified on: February 21th 2011

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Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 10 min.
Chocolate mousse
Break 120 g dark chocolate in small pieces in a pan, and melt on very low heat or in a bain-marie.

Stage 2
Chocolate mousse
Stir with a spatula or a maryse during melting.

Remove from heat before chocolate is totally melted, and continue stirring until it is.

Stage 3 - 3 min.
Chocolate mousse
Add 60 g butter cut in small pieces, and continue to stir...

Stage 4
Chocolate mousse
... until you get a nice smooth shiny chocolate.

Stage 5 - 3 min.
Chocolate mousse
Add 2 egg yolks, and continue to stir until completely mixed.

Stage 6 - 10 min.
Chocolate mousse
Leave the chocolate to cool a few minutes. We do that to be sure that it will not be too hot when added to the beaten egg-whites.

Stage 7 - 5 min.
Chocolate mousse
Beat 3 egg whites with the pinch of salt and ½ teaspoon lemon juice.

Halfway through add 2 tablespoons caster sugar to make firmer and brighter white.

Stage 8 - 3 min.
Chocolate mousse
Take about 2 tablespoons of beaten egg-whites and add them to the chocolate.

Stage 9
Chocolate mousse
We do that to make chocolate lighter, easier to add to the remaining egg-whites.

Stage 10 - 1 min.
Chocolate mousse
Pour the "light" chocolate into the remaining beaten egg-whites.

Stage 11 - 5 min.
Chocolate mousse
And finish the mousse by folding in gently.

For this, it's best to tip the bowl and to turn with the maryse from top to bottom, lifting the mixture each time.

The goal is to succeed in mixing the egg whites into the chocolate without letting them "fall", so making a beautiful light mousse...

Refrigerate for 2 hours before serving.
To reinforce the chocolate taste with something stronger, you can add two or three tablespoons of strong coffee to the pan after the butter.
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,371 Kcal or 5,740 Kj14 gr106 gr99 gr
69 %5 %10 %15 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
400 Kcal or 1,675 Kj4 gr31 gr29 gr
20 %2 %3 %4 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
343 Kcal or 1,436 Kj4 gr26 gr25 gr
17 %1 %2 %4 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Milk, Egg
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  • For 4 people : 1.68 €
  • Per person : 0.42 €

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