In the month of Ramadan, I was busy like a bee. Of course I missed the blogosphere, entirely. Now, I have to begin
So, how do I explain this 'must have once in a while dessert', in simple terms?
It is decadent, sinful
Made to win, make u fall in love
Head over heels, LOL!!
Creamy, silky, bittersweet
What more?It's chocolate.
So get to work. Whip it up
You are gonna lick it up!
Actually I took the pictures a few months back when I had made it the third time. It was so creamy and had a 'melt in the mouth' kinda texture that the kids called it 'chocolate ice cream which was not that cold' :)
Here is the recipe...
Chocolate Mousse Recipe
(Recipe adapted from here)
1 cup chopped bittersweet chocolate
1 stick unsalted butter
4 egg yolks
5 egg whites
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/2 cup chilled heavy cream
Chopped nuts, to serve
1. Melt chocolate and butter in a double boiler over low heat, stirring until no lumps remain. Remove from heat, transfer to a large bowl and allow to cool slightly. Whisk in egg yolks one at a time until well combined. Set aside.
2. In a second large bowl, beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Slowly beat in the sugar and continue to beat until stiff peaks form. Fold the egg whites into the chocolate mixture and set aside to further cool.
3. In a medium bowl, whip cream until soft peaks form. Once chocolate mixture is cool, fold in whipped cream until no white streaks remain. Spoon mousse into serving bowls and chill. Serve with a garnish of chopped nuts or fresh berries or a dollop of whipped cream.