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Chocolate Mousse, Perfected by Tour Leader Michele Boglioni

by ExperiencePlus! - Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Chocolate Mousse, Perfected by Tour Leader Michele Boglioni

We have the perfect combination to wow your Valentine this year. A delicious and easy to make Chocolate Mousse to help set the romantic mood and an ExperiencePlus! bicycle trip for two as the big surprise! Not to mention having a bicycle trip to train for will also help alleviate the guilt of consuming copious amounts of Mousse!

(Serves 4 people)

8 ounces dark chocolate
2 tablespoons of butter
2 tablespoons of strong freshly brewed coffee
5 eggs separated
2 tablespoons of sugar

salt

Melt 8 ounces of dark chocolate in a double boiler with 2 tablespoons of butter, 2 tablespoons of coffee. (TIP: Don’t let the water boil or the chocolate will burn!)

Let the mixture cool and add 5 egg yolks one at a time (CAUTION: If the chocolate is too hot, the egg yolks will cook).

Keep stirring and add 3 tablespoons of sugar until the mixture is smooth and shiny.

Beat 5 egg whites with a pinch of salt until they form peaks and then carefully fold into the chocolate mixture.

Separate the mousse into individual dessert cups/dishes, cover with saran wrap and refrigerate for at least 3-6 hours. (TIP: Refrigerate for 8-12 hours for a fluffier mousse).

To spice it up, add cayenne pepper, cinnamon, or grated orange peel.

For a richer version, substitute 7 ounces of whipped cream for the egg whites.

Happy Valentines Day – Enjoy!

Chocolate Mousse - photo courtesy of bgmeals.com