4oz bar of high-quality dark chocolate (7 of the 8 squares)
10oz heavy whipping cream
1/4 cup extra-fine granulated sugar
1 large egg white
Chocolate shavings, to garnish
2 tbsp Amaretto or other liqueur (optional)
-Break the chocolate into small pieces and set aside.
-In a small saucepan, heat half of the cream until it begins to boil
*Note: this happens faster if you preheat the saucepan before adding the cream*
-Turn off the heat, add the chocolate pieces and stir until the chocolate has melted and the mixture is smooth.
-Pour the mixture into a bowl set over a large bowl of iced water and add the rest of the cream and Amaretto, if using.
-Using a hand-held electric whisk, beat the mixture to soft peaks. Remove the bowl from the iced water.
-Separate egg white into a bowl
-Whisk the egg white with a hand-held electric beater until stiff peak.
-Add the sugar, a tablespoon at a time, and continue whisking to a soft meringue.
-Carefully fold the meringue through the chocolate mixture, then spoon or pipe into chilled serving glasses.
-Top with chocolate shavings or cookies or mint sprigs!
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