Friday, 2 November 2012

Chocolate Mousse

Some days call for indulgence. Maybe you’ve stuck to your diet for a whole entire day and deserve a treat :D.

 Maybe you have passed an exam with flying colours or maybe you have failed a test :)), maybe you have been through with a tough-to-make-decision, or have a special occasion to celebrate. Or maybe there is nothing better to do in the evening .

Whatever be the reason, this light, dreamy, airy  little cups of heaven will be perfect. They are simple enough to make, but look and taste so elegant .

Beyond delicious ...the secret lies in getting very stiff egg whites :)

Serves 4 

200 g Dark chocolate 

4 eggs , split into whites and yolks

25 g butter

Mint leaves

3 tbsp icing sugar

4 tablespoons water/Baileys Irish Cream/ Old Monk / Orange Juice 

Pinch of salt

Melt chocolate and butter in a double boiler. Stir till its a smooth homogeneous mixture. 

While the chocolate mixture in still in the double boiler add beaten egg yolks and 4 tablespoons of water .

Mix well .......stir for around 2-4 minutes . Then take off the gas . This helps in removing the eggy smell so wait the entire 2-4 minutes.

Keep aside to cool.

Add a pinch of salt to the egg whites beat till soft peaks . 

Then add the icing sugar and beat till egg whites are very stiff.

Now add the stiff egg whites a spoonful at a time into the melted chocolate using a spatula ....use the cutting and swirling action to blend in the egg whites .

Dont over mix ...and dont worry about little white bits that may remain.

Pour into individual serving glasses. Leave to chill for 2 hours.

**Grab a spoon and dig in **

1 comment:

  1. hey...i tried it with some orange juice, it was perfect. loved d recipe :)