By Anne b.
Happy Thursday, Ramblers!
I hope you guys have had an amazing week so far! With the weekend coming soon, you might be in search of a dessert recipe you can make for your family, a party, or maybe just yourself! Well, tonight is your lucky night because I am sharing the recipe for one of my favorite desserts. It’s easy, it’s quick, and it’s only three ingredients. What is this recipe sent from the dessert gods, you ask? Well, it is nothing less than the delightful, melt-in-your-mouth chocolate mousse.
Without further ado, here is the recipe:
Time: 30 minutes baking + at least 3 hours of chilling time
Gather all of your materials. Place the chocolate in a heatproof (ie metal or glass) bowl and set it over a large pan of simmering water. You want this bowl to be medium or big because you will later add the egg whites to it. The bowl should not be touching the water. Stir the chocolate until it is completely melted and smooth.
Remove the bowl and place it on a dish towel on the counter. I find that the chocolate doesn’t cool down as quickly when it is on a dish towel and that way the water from the bowl doesn’t get your working area wet!
Separate the egg yolks and whites into two clean bowls. The yolks can go in a small, regular bowl but the whites should go in a medium or big bowl.
Whisk the egg whites with an electric beater. After 1-2 minutes, start slowly adding the sugar into the mixture. Keep whisking until the egg whites form stiff peaks. It will probably take a good 10 minutes so I recommend putting on some good music, a TV show, or a Youtube video!
Beat the egg yolks into the chocolate with a wooden spoon or whisk until it is smooth. The chocolate should be warm, but not too hot or cold. If the mixture is too hot, the egg yolks will scramble, but if it is too cold, the mixture won’t blend correctly. My advice is to dip your finger into the chocolate and if it is warm but bearable, then you are good to go! Plus this allows you to taste the chocolate hehe.
Now that your chocolate mixture and egg whites are ready, it’s time to mix them! Fold about ¼ of the egg whites into the chocolate mixture using a spatula. Stop folding as soon as the egg whites are completely incorporated, and then fold another fourth of the egg whites into the chocolate. Repeat this until all of the egg whites have been completely folded into the chocolate and the mixture looks like a beautiful mousse.
Transfer the mousse into whatever bowl or bowls you want to serve it in. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours or until it is set. When you wiggle the bowl, it should not be moving.
For additional tastiness and pizzazz, add some whipped cream on top of each serving!
I hope you guys enjoy this recipe! If you decide to try it out, please share your experience and pictures with us. I would love to see your beautiful creations!
Note: this recipe was inspired by Michael Paul’s recipe in his dessert book Sweet Paris. Go check it out for some beautiful dessert pictures and recipes!
P.S. Here is a picture of my chocolate mousse, followed by other pictures of some treats I've made!