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Bittersweet Chocolate Mousse

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  • Bittersweet Chocolate Mousse
  • Madhukar SV February 13, 2015 General No Comments
  • The sweet time of Valentine’s Day is here. It holds special significance as Saint Valentine sacrificed himself for the union of two lovers on this day. And no dessert can be more romantic than one of the finest French desserts, chocolate mousse. France epitomises romance and everything that is elegant and sophisticated.
  • Mousse in French means foam. Its texture may vary from fluffy to heavy but one thing that remains common for every mousse is its airy feel. Air is a very important element to prepare gorgeous mousse. This bittersweet chocolate mousse with light, rich, and airy texture is sure to entice your taste buds.
  • Chocolate can turn any day into a special day and when it comes to Valentine’s Day, we get more reason to prepare recipes with chocolate. Enjoy the Valentine’s Day house party with close buddies and your love with the home-made version of bittersweet chocolate mousse, prepared by you. I will tell you the easy steps to be followed while preparing the recipe.
  • Bittersweet Chocolate Mousse
  • Servings: 8, Preparation: 20 minutes, Cooking time: 30 minutes and 3 hours (chilling time)
  • Ingredients:
  • • 250 gm finely chopped bittersweet chocolate
  • • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small cubes
  • • 2 tablespoons strong-brewed espresso
  • • 6 large eggs, separated
  • • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • • 2 cups chilled heavy cream
  • • Bittersweet choco chips
  • • Whipped cream
  • • Raspberries / blueberries / strawberries
  • Preparation:
    1. Bittersweet Chocolate Mousse
    2. Madhukar SV February 13, 2015 General No Comments
    3. The sweet time of Valentine’s Day is here. It holds special significance as Saint Valentine sacrificed himself for the union of two lovers on this day. And no dessert can be more romantic than one of the finest French desserts, chocolate mousse. France epitomises romance and everything that is elegant and sophisticated.
    4. Mousse in French means foam. Its texture may vary from fluffy to heavy but one thing that remains common for every mousse is its airy feel. Air is a very important element to prepare gorgeous mousse. This bittersweet chocolate mousse with light, rich, and airy texture is sure to entice your taste buds.
    5. Chocolate can turn any day into a special day and when it comes to Valentine’s Day, we get more reason to prepare recipes with chocolate. Enjoy the Valentine’s Day house party with close buddies and your love with the home-made version of bittersweet chocolate mousse, prepared by you. I will tell you the easy steps to be followed while preparing the recipe.
    6. Bittersweet Chocolate Mousse
    7. Servings: 8, Preparation: 20 minutes, Cooking time: 30 minutes and 3 hours (chilling time)
    8. Ingredients:
    9. • 250 gm finely chopped bittersweet chocolate
    10. • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small cubes
    11. • 2 tablespoons strong-brewed espresso
    12. • 6 large eggs, separated
    13. • 2 tablespoons sugar
    14. • 2 cups chilled heavy cream
    15. • Bittersweet choco chips
    16. • Whipped cream
    17. • Raspberries / blueberries / strawberries
    18. Instructions:
    19. • In the top of a double boiler, combine the chocolate, butter, and espresso
    20. • Cook over simmering water over moderately low heat and keep stirring, until the chocolate is melted
    21. • Remove the top of the double boiler and let cool to room temperature
    22. • Beat in the egg yolks until incorporated
    23. • In a large bowl, beat the egg whites until very soft peaks form
    24. • Gradually add the sugar and beat until the whites are slightly firm and glossy
    25. • In another bowl, beat the cream until firm
    26. • Gently fold half of the whipped cream into the chocolate mixture by letting air to mix in it
    27. • Then fold in half of the beaten whites until no streaks remain
    28. • Repeat with the remaining whites and whipped cream
    29. • Spoon the chocolate mousse into glasses or bowls and refrigerate until chilled (usually takes at least 3 hours)
    30. • Garnish with choco chips and your choice of berries
    31. • Serve it chilled

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    modified: 2016.04.26 | created: 2015.03.23





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