Chocolate mousse is one of the easiest desserts to prepare, but that does not mean it’s a dessert to be underestimated.
Indeed, when you want to serve a delicious dessert, but you don’t have much time to bake 445 layer cakes or a decadent Saint Honoré cake, prepare a couple of chocolate mousse and place them in refrigerator, you can even make them the day before and then serve for dinner.
The cream doubt: to be or not to be…
We can discuss about the cream as ingredient for a mousse. Let’s say that in this simple recipe, a mousse in the glass, you don’t need it. But if you are going to make more complex and solid dessert isinglass and fresh cream are necessary.
Ingredients for making a great chocolate mousses
- 400 grams of dark chocolate
- 150 grams of sugar
- 150 grams of butter, at room temperature
- 4 eggs
- a dash of fresh cream
- 2 cl of whisky
How to make the perfect chocolate mousse
Separate egg whites and set aside.
Beat the egg yolks and sugar with a whisk for 5 minutes. The mixture should be foamy and swollen.
Melt chocolate in double boiler, gently with a little drop of fresh cream and a bit of whiskey, if mousses are for adults only and you want to add a fabulous touch to your desserts.
Stir chocolate well, then turn off, remove it from the water and continue to stir for 2-3 minutes.
Add butter, stir and add eggs into the bowl and mix well.
Whip egg whites with a pinch of salt and when they are stiff add them to the mixture and stir with a wooden spoon, being careful not to take them apart. Take your time, stirring from top to bottom, with gentle movements.
Pour the chocolate mousse into 8 cups, let rest in the refrigerator at least for 5 hours, before serving.
You can also prepare it the day before for the following evening.
Sprinkle with curls of extra dark chocolate.
As a variation, you can top your mousse with a swirl of whipped cream and a couple of mint leaves.
Another acceptable option is the addition of dried fruits: pistachios, walnuts, hazelnuts or almonds will make the chocolate mousse even more delicious!
You can add raspberries and chocolate pan brioche too.
What wine matches well with chocolate mousse?
We need structure, tannins and nice freshness, all qualities that we will find in the incredible Marzemino Passito from Eugenio Rosi winery.
If you want to match a distillate the Macallan Amber is sweet and spicy, perfect to degrease the mouth.
If you prefer a cocktail, in these cases never forget the Godmother.