Chocolate Mousse

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 282.4
  • Total Fat: 22.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 112.8 mg
  • Sodium: 115.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 16.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.6 g
  • Protein: 5.0 g

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This is the real thing, perfect for a treat.
This is the real thing, perfect for a treat.

Number of Servings: 8


    4 egg yolks
    1/2 cup superfine sugar
    2 tbs cognac (or other liquor)
    6 oz bittersweet chocolate, cut in small chunks
    3 tbs strong coffee or espresso
    1 stick butter, cut in small chunks
    4 egg whites


Have a bain marie and a bowl of ice water ready. Use farm eggs since they're essentially raw.


Beat the egg whites in a copper bowl until stiff and set aside.
Beat sugar and egg yolks until thickened and will form a ribbon. Beat in the cognac. Stir over a bain marie (water bath) for 3-4 minutes until thickened. Place bowl over a pan of ice water and beat another 3-4 minutes until thickened to the consistency of mayonnaise.
Melt chocolate and coffee/espresso over bain marie. Drop in butter a piece at a time until incorporated. Mix into egg yolk mixture. Fold in egg whites.
Spoon into oiled dessert glasses and chill a couple of hours until set.

Serving Size: Makes 8 servings

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    AMAZING!@ - 8/12/11