Mousse with two chocolates


Mousse with two chocolates
Chocolate mousse is a great classic home-made dessert. Here's a version using two different chocolates (dark and milk) with a hint of vanilla, that owes much to a recipe by Christophe Michalak.
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Last modified on: April 25th 2021

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Stage 1 - 10 min.
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Pour 75 ml whole milk and 150 g liquid cream into a saucepan on medium heat, then add ½ vanilla pod along with its seeds scraped from inside.

Bring to the boil, then take off the heat, cover and leave to infuse for 15 minutes.

Stage 2 - 2 min.
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Put into a bowl 180 g dark chocolate and 75 g milk chocolate (in the form of chocolate drops/chips or bar broken into small pieces.).

Stage 3 - 2 min.
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Pour the vanilla-flavoured milk onto the chocolate through a fine strainer.

Stage 4 - 2 min.
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Mix thoroughly with a whisk until really smooth.

Stage 5 - 2 min.
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Add 3 egg yolks...

Stage 6 - 2 min.
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...and mix again until really smooth.

Set aside.

Stage 7 - 5 min.
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Beat 3 egg whites to stiff peak stage, incorporating 20 g caster sugar halfway through.

Stage 8 - 2 min.
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Take a little (1/4 or 1/5) of the beaten egg white and add this to the chocolate bowl.

Stage 9 - 4 min.
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Gently mix this in with the whisk.

Stage 10 - 1 min.
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Pour this mixture into the remaining egg whites.

Stage 11 - 5 min.
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Finish by folding this in, preferably with a soft spatula, leaning the bowl on its side to make the movement easier.

There's no getting away from it; this is the trickiest moment of the recipe. The aim is to incorporate the egg whites into the chocolate, but losing as little as possible of their lightness. So no hard beating, just gentle folding with the spatula.

Stage 12 - 6 min.
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Divide the mixture out into individual dishes or glasses and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.

Stage 13
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Serve cool but not too cold.

Remarks

This recipe is basically simple, but at the same time quite technically demanding, hence the tips for how to incorporate the egg whites into the melted chocolate. Christophe Michalak himself has said: "it took a lifetime as a pâtissier to get this just right", no less.

You can use grated tonka bean instead of (or as well as ) the vanilla.

Keeping:

1 or 2 days in the fridge, covered with plastic film.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,172 Kcal or 9,094 Kj30 gr184 gr146 gr
109 %12 %17 %22 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
333 Kcal or 1,394 Kj5 gr28 gr22 gr
17 %2 %3 %3 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
362 Kcal or 1,516 Kj5 gr31 gr24 gr
18 %2 %3 %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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Source

Based on a recipe by Christophe Michalak.

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Dark chocolateDark chocolate: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Brownies, Nanou's chocolate cake, Millefeuille, Hot chocolate, Moist chocolate cake, ... All
Liquid creamLiquid cream: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Crème de foie gras, Summer Salmon Blanquette, Creamy plum and pear clafoutis, Stuffed pumpkin gratin, Chocolate mug cake, ... All
Whole milkWhole milk: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Smoky potato and potimarron gratin, Pistachio ice cream, Parisian-style chocolate custard tart, Yeast-based flaky dough (for croissants), Chantilly rice pudding, ... All
Milk chocolateMilk chocolate: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Praline rochers, Chocolate rice pudding, Praline rochers, ... All

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