Chocolate Mousse

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 25 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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Ingredients

6 (4-ounce) bars bittersweet chocolate

2/3 cup extra-strong black coffee

4 large eggs, at room temperature separated

1 cup sugar, plus 1/2 cup

2 cups heavy cream

Whipped cream, for toping

Shaved chocolate, for garnish

Berries, for garnish

Directions

  1. Break chocolate into smaller pieces and melt on top of a double boiler. When close to being melted add coffee and stir together.
  2. In a separate bowl, beat 3 egg yolks and 1 cup of sugar, mixing well. Add mixture to melted chocolate and cook over heat. Stir well until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat. Cool.
  3. Using a handheld electric mixer, beat 4 egg whites until they form soft peaks. Fold into chocolate mixture.
  4. Beat heavy cream with the remaining 1/2 cup sugar until soft peaks begin to form. Fold into chocolate mixture.
  5. Serve in a beautiful crystal dish or glass. Garnish with dollops of fresh whipped cream, berries and shaved chocolate.

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