Chocolate Mousse: Mousse au Chocolat

Yield:
8 servings
Level:
Intermediate
Ingredients
Directions

In the top of a double boiler or in a bowl set over a pot of hot water, melt the chocolate and butter, stirring. Remove from the heat and beat with a heavy wooden spoon until smooth. Return to the heat and 1 at a time, add the yolks, beating well after the addition of each. Remove from the heat and transfer to a large bowl.

In a clean bowl, beat the egg whites until soft peaks start to form. Add 2 tablespoons of the sugar and beat until stiff.

In a third bowl, beat the cream until it becomes frothy. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons sugar and the Grand Marnier and continue beating until it holds soft peaks.

Fold the egg whites into the chocolate mixture until no white speaks appear. Gradually fold in the whipped cream, reserving about 1/2 cup for garnish.

Transfer to a large decorative silver or glass bowl and refrigerate until well chilled.

To serve, spoon the reserved whipped cream on top and garnish with chocolate shavings.

Contains Raw Eggs: The Food Network Kitchen suggest caution in consuming raw and lightly cooked eggs due to the slight risk of salmonella or other food-borne illness. To reduce this risk, we recommend you use only fresh, properly refrigerated, clean grade A or AA eggs with intact shells, and avoid contact between the yolks or whites and the shell. For recipes that call for eggs that are raw or undercooked when the dish is served, use shell eggs that have been treated to destroy salmonella, by pasteurization or another approved method.


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This recipe is amazing, I make it on Christmas Eve every year and it has never failed to be a show stopper! I follow it exactly and it comes out beautifully, a true winner! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This mousse is better than any restaurant mousse I've ever had. It's so easy to make and absolutely delicious! Instead of Grand Marnier I used Baileys and a bit of Kahlua. Absolutely delicious! I can't wait to make again. Thanks Emeril! item not reviewed by moderator and published
my family loved this recipe !! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this yesterday for a Bastille Day party. What a hit! If you aren't a huge fan of Grand Marnier, I'd suggest cutting the GM in half. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Make it for when guest come because otherwise you'll eat the whole thing yourself! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I like that this is so rich, but not too sweet. Excellent without the Grand Marnier, too. I add a touch of cinnamon to mine. This is easy to make and guests will love it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The texture of the mousse was great once it set. Although I thought it had an after taste that I wasn't a huge fan of. Not quite the right chocolate flavor I was looking for, although I love emeril's recipe's. Two of my friends tried it. One loved it although she did mention an aftertaste. The other though the liqueur was too much. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a great dessert. I've made it a few times now. This time I substituted the Grand Marnier with the zest of one orange and the feedback I got was very good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is very very good mousse! First time I ever made homemade mousse and it turn out fantastic and everyone raved about it!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love cookies! and my fav chef is Emiril L.I Give It 5 stars. item not reviewed by moderator and published