Chocolate Mousse for Adults

posted by Lisa UK 07-24-99 5:25 PM

Chocolate Mousse for Adults

225g cooking chocolate chopped
50ml espresso or strong coffee
25g butter, cut into pieces
30ml rum or brandy
3 eggs, separated
pinch salt
50g castor sugar
120ml whipping cream
30ml coffee flavoured liqueur

Place chocolate and coffee in a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water and stir until chocolate has melted and mixture is smooth. Remove from heat and beat in the butter and rum or brandy.

In a small bowl, beat the egg yolks lightly then fold into melted chocolate. Beat until mixture is well combined and smooth. Allow to cool.

Place egg whites in a mixing bowl, add salt and beat on medium speed until soft peaks form. Add in the sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, and beat until the egg whites are glossy and stiff.

Beat 1 tablespoon of the egg white mixture into the chocolate mixture, then fold the chocolate into the
remaining whites.

Spoon mousse mixture into six tall glasses and chill for at least three hours. Shortly before serving, beat the cream and liqueuer in a bowl until soft peaks form. Spoon cream mixture into a piping bag and pipe on the top of each mousse. Decorate with strawberry if desired.

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