Friday, October 2, 2009

What a lame excuse

I had côte d'or milk chocolate in the pantry.
I had double cream in the fridge.
My little girl is coming home from boarding school today.
Our chickens did their best and we have way too many eggs this week...

It know it's a lame excuse, but all of this just asked for chocolate mousse, don't you think?
So I made my favorite chocolate mousse recipe ever: Polish chocolate mousse.

100 gr of côte d'or milk chocolate (that was not mentioned in the Polish recipe, but I truly believe this is the only brand that is good enough for this mousse)
3 eggs, free range
100 ml double cream
50 gr real butter
1 tablespoon of sugar
a dash of salt

It seems like a lot of work and loads of dishes to wash, but it's not that bad. And you know the satisfaction of the chocolate mousse will boost your day.

Melt the chocolate (break it up in pieces) in the butter, in the microwave, low heat.
Separate the eggs.
Whip the egg whites with the salt until stiff.
Beat the egg yolks with the sugar until all sugar is dissolved.
Whip the cream.
Add the cooled chocolate to the egg yolks and whisk. Add the cream to the chocolate and fold it in.
Fold the egg whites into the chocolate mixture, spoon by spoon. Do not mix!
Divide the mousse in bowls. Let them sit in the fridge, for as long as you can wait to indulge.

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