Chocolate Mousse

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IMG_4963Chocolate Mousse is a French classic dessert that I make very often. Served in an elegant cup or in a rustic bowl, it is always appreciated by everyone. The smell and texture of the chocolate allow for a mini indulgence. If you are an amateur of dark chocolate, then this recipe is for you!!

Thank you to our mentor Angie from The Novice Gardener for this Fiesta Friday #95  and to our co-host’s for this week   Loretta @ Safari of the Mind and Petra @ Food Eat Love.

Serves: 5

Ingredients:

  • 200g of dark chocolate (70% of cacao)
  • 5 eggs
  • 100ml of double cream
  • 2 tablespoons of caster sugar

Procedure: (easy)

  1. In a large bowl add the 5 egg yolks in another bowl add the 5 egg whites and set aside.
  2. Place the pieces of chocolate in a bowl set over a “Bain Marie”.
  3. Stir with a wooden spoon from time to time until the chocolate melts.
  4. Remove the pan from the heat and slowly pour the double cream into the chocolate bowl (the double cream should be at room temperature).
  5. Whisk until the texture becomes creamy.
  6. Add the 5 egg yolks into the bowl one by one, and whisk until the mixture becomes silky.
  7. Whisk the 5 egg whites until they form peaks. Before they become firm, pour the sugar.
  8. Now, gently fold the remaining egg whites into the chocolate mixture with a spatula.
  9. When all the texture is completely mixed, pour the chocolate mousse into individual cups and refrigerate overnight for a much better texture.

The Chocolate Mousse is delicious, with just enough bitterness.

Bon Appétit!

PS: If 70% of cocoa is too strong for you, I suggest you use semi sweet chocolate or even chocolate milk!

68 Comments Add yours

  1. skd says:

    Sheer indulgence!!

    1. Thanks a lot skd 😉 Have a great week! 🙂

  2. It looks perfect! (I want those spoons!!!!) 😉 Xx

    1. Thank you so so much Elaine 😀 Have a nice week xxx

  3. missemzyy says:

    Mmm looks so smooth and creamy! Would love some right now! x

    1. Thank you very much. It was really smooth and yummy too! 🙂 xx

  4. Katie says:

    Looks very delicious! I love the little cups you serve the mousse 🙂 xoxo Katie from http://www.whatskatieupto.com

    1. Thank you so much, Katie! 🙂 xoxo

  5. Jhuls says:

    Finally, the recipe is here. Been dreaming of this. 😀 With your recipes alone, I think I’ll have a list of 1km long, hahaha! Very much delicious, Linda. xx Your cups are pretty.

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words, Jhuls. Very simple and tasty recipe, trust me 😀 Have a nice day xxx

      1. Jhuls says:

        I trust you, Linda. 😀 Thanks and have a nice day to you, too. xx

  6. You make it seem so simple!

    1. Thank you so much, Aruna! 🙂

  7. These are dangerous Linda – I could eat these every week. Love the flavor and the texture 🙂

    1. I agree with you Judi, the dangerous sweet treat 😀 But we know we love this kind of dessert! 🙂

  8. Beautiful presentation and great clicks Linda!
    Loved the recipe. The smell of raw eggs subsides with whipping?

    1. Thank you so much Sonal for your kind comment. The recipe is very easy to prepare and flavorful! 🙂

  9. Scrumptious! 🙂
    I’m definitely with you when it comes to 70% chocolate, even as high as 85%.

    1. Thank you so much Ronit. The high percentage of cocoa makes a big difference in this recipe! 🙂

  10. Yummy these are so cute! Chocolate mousse is always a winner 🙂 xx

    1. Absolutely agree with you and so good too. Have a great day! 🙂 xx

  11. Ginger says:

    I haven’t made mousse for ages – thanks for the reminder! Btw we had loads of these little pots when I was a kid, they used to sell yoghurt in them in Spain 🙂

    1. Ginger, believe me this mousse is a regal and really easy to make too. So funny, my little pots come from France and they were sold with full milk yoghurt inside 😀 Good memories! 🙂

  12. A delicious classic Linda! Your photos are stunning – especially love the last one with the 3 spoons – just beautiful. M.xx

    1. Thank you so so much, Margot. The last picture is my favorite too 😉 Have a superb day and take care! 🙂 xxx

  13. Loretta says:

    Oh my I’ve just fainted Linda….and I’m supposed to welcome you to Fiesta Friday. :). Your chocolate mousse is just fabulous, so beautifully moist and flavorful just reading the ingredients. I could just help myself to both of those actually, and those spoons add to the gorgeous pictures. Well done! Love the picture with the sunlight streaming through the window.

    1. Thanks a lot Loretta for your nice and sweet comment. A real pleasure to join FF and thank you for co-hosting this week FF. Have a nice day! 🙂

  14. sheer indulgence indeed! And fabulous pics!

    1. Thank you so much, Indu. Have a nice day! 🙂

    1. Thank you so so much Freda! 🙂

  15. What a nice mousse au chocolat. I make it without cream and just a bit of booze (rum or amaretto) instead.

    1. Thanks a lot Stefan! 🙂

  16. chef mimi says:

    What a lovely mousse. I love this version, but also really like one I make with dark chocolate, eggs, butter, and cognac. It’s probably similar to what Stefan is referring to above. But both are fabulous desserts!

    1. Thank you Mimi. Your version looks very nice with the addition of butter. Chocolate mousse is always a winner! 🙂

  17. This looks so decadent and delicious! yumm!

    1. Thank you so much, Lynz. It was really yummy! 🙂

      1. It looks gorgeous and light and fluffy

  18. I love this recipe Linda – such simple ingredients and relatively little added sugar – fool proof even for me!

    1. Thank you so much Laura for your nice comment. I’m glad you like the recipe, simple and easy! 🙂

  19. I love chocolate mousse but never made it. I will definitely try this recipe using milk chocolate! Yum! Would this recipe also work to fill a cake?

    1. Fae, chocolate mousse is so easy to make, plus always a winner. Yes, it works to fill a cake and especially cake like Swiss Roll (smooth and light) or a Charlotte. Yummy, dessert! 😉

  20. J Seaton says:

    This looks and sounds amazing!

    1. Thank you very much! 🙂

    1. Thanks a lot Lynda and Happy Thanksgiving! 🙂

  21. I’ve just stumbled across your blog (late to the party) and you are brilliant. So is this recipe! ;D

    1. Thank you so much for kind words, Jenn, I really appreciate. The recipe is easy and really nice! 🙂

  22. Anna says:

    Looks wonderful, Linda! 🙂

    1. Thank you so much, Anna and Happy Thanksgiving! 🙂

      1. Anna says:

        Happy Thanksgiving, Linda! 🙂

    1. Thank you so much, Dimple! 🙂 xx

  23. Henna says:

    Mousse is one of those things that is so adaptable! You can enjoy it on its own, use it as a filling in a cake, arrange a trifle; the possibilities are endless!
    Yours looks so well put-together! Love it!

    1. I agree with you, mousse au chocolat is so versatile and we really love it. Thank you so much for your nice comment! 🙂

  24. Margherita says:

    One of my favourite! Looks amazing!

    1. My favorite too, Margherita. Have a fab weekend! 🙂

  25. Wow, such beautiful pictures! I love chocolate mousse 🙂

    1. Thank you so much, Stephanie! 🙂

  26. Patty Nguyen says:

    I have never made chocolate mousse before, Linda! Your recipe inspires me. Perhaps I shall surprise the boyfriend soon?

    1. I’m glad I inspire you, Patty. The recipe is simple an I hope your boyfriend loves this chocolate mousse as much as my family and I do! 🙂

  27. nivskitchen says:

    Great recipe! And beautiful presentation!

  28. Yummy! I must try your recipe, l’ve never made chocolate mousse myself and would really like to try. Your photos look great! 😊

    1. Thanks a lot Daniela for your kind words. The recipe is easy and do let me know how it turns out. Have a nice day! 🙂

  29. chefceaser says:

    Reblogged this on Chef Ceaser.

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