Chocolate Mousse
  • Servings: 2
  • 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)
  1. -Break the chocolate into small pieces and set aside.
  2. -In a small saucepan, heat half of the cream until it begins to boil
  3. *Note: this happens faster if you preheat the saucepan before adding the cream*
  4. -Turn off the heat, add the chocolate pieces and stir until the chocolate has melted and the mixture is smooth.
  5. -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.
  6. -Using a hand-held electric whisk, beat the mixture to soft peaks. Remove the bowl from the iced water.
  7. -Separate egg white into a bowl
  8. -Whisk the egg white with a hand-held electric beater until stiff peak.
  9. -Add the sugar, a tablespoon at a time, and continue whisking to a soft meringue.
  10. -Carefully fold the meringue through the chocolate mixture, then spoon or pipe into chilled serving glasses.
  11. -Top with chocolate shavings or cookies or mint sprigs!
  12. -Chill
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