Friday, February 25, 2011

Chocolate Mousse

I got a brilliant gift from a friend of mine from France, dark chocolate for cooking. I found the recipe for this simple chocolate mousse on the back of the packet. The only thing I changed was that I just added a bit of sugar to the egg whites, and decorated it with fresh berries and roasted coconut. I served a few of them in Martini glasses and some in ramekins. It's VERY important to use good quality dark chocolate. Coconut and berries work beautifully with the rich taste of chocolate. Don't forget to serve it chilled. The recipe is in my comments. Merci Beaucoup RIHAM :)

1 comment:

  1. Ingredients:

    200g dark chocolate
    2 tbsp butter
    6 eggs, separated
    1 tbsp sugar
    Fresh berries and dried coconut

    In a medium bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water, melt the chocolate and butter.
    Break the eggs, separating the yolks from the whites. Add sugar to the egg whites and beat them until fluffy. Add the yolks to the melted chocolate and mix well. Fold the beaten whites into the chocolate mixture, gently but thoroughly! Spoon the chocolate mousse into 6 individual serving dishes (ramekins) or glasses. Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours. You can serve your chocolate mousse with roasted shredded coconut and fresh berries.

    To roast, use the dry, unsweetened shredded coconut: Spread the shredded coconut in a dry pan over a medium heat. Stir frequently until the coconut turns golden brown and fragrant. Remove from pan and set aside to cool before using.


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