Mom's Old Fashioned Chocolate Mousse

Total Time:
30 min
Prep:
30 min

Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 4 ounces good quality bittersweet chocolate
  • 5 large eggs, separated
  • 2 teaspoons instant espresso dissolved in 1 teaspoon or two of boiling water so it makes a paste; cooled
  • Slivered toasted almonds
  • Whipped cream, optional
Directions
  • Melt chocolate in the top of a double boiler. Add yolks, 1 at a time and stir (take care not to scramble). Add the coffee paste and let cool to room temperature. Beat the egg whites until stiff and fold into cooled chocolate mixture.

  • Refrigerate in a big bowl or in individual wine glasses. Serve garnish with slivered toasted almonds and whipped cream piped through a pastry bag.


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