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.
407,3064.9/5 for 109 ratings
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Last modified on: February 21th 2011

For 4 people, you will need:

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

Stage 2
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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.
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Add 60 g butter cut in small pieces, and continue to stir...

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

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

Stage 6 - 10 min.
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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.
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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.
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Take about 2 tablespoons of beaten egg-whites and add them to the chocolate.

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

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

Stage 11 - 5 min.
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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.

Remarks

To reinforce the chocolate taste with something stronger, you can add two or three tablespoons of strong coffee to the pan after the butter.

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
368 Kcal or 1,541 Kj4 gr28 gr27 gr
18 %1 %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).

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