Monday, March 18, 2019

Classic Chocolate Mousse



Dark chocolate and espresso add the slightly bitter notes needed to balance this easy chocolate mousse. Remember, the higher the cacao percentage, the less sweet the chocolate.


INGREDIENTS

  • ¾ cup chilled heavy cream, divided
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • ¼ cup brewed espresso or strong coffee, room temperature
  • ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 6 ounces semisweet chocolate (60–72% cacao), chopped
  • 2 large egg whites


RECIPE PREPARATION

  1. Beat ½ cup cream in a small bowl to stiff peaks; cover and chill.
  2. Combine egg yolks, espresso, salt, and 2 Tbsp. sugar in a heatproof bowl. Set over a saucepan of gently simmering water (do not let bowl touch water). Cook, whisking constantly, until mixture is lighter in color and almost doubled in volume and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the mixture registers 160°, about 1 minute.
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full recipe here: bonappetit.com