Audrey Mansfield's mousse au chocolat

December 2, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
Audrey Mansfield shares her English recipe for mousse au chocolat.

Audrey Mansfield's Recipe for Mousse Au Chocolat
6 servings

Ingredients:

  • 8 squares Dark Semi Sweet Chocolate
  • 3 Tbs. Strong Black Coffee
  • 3 Tbs. Unsalted Butter, cut into small pieces
  • 4 Eggs, Separated
  • 2 Tbs. Brandy

Process:

- Combine the chocolate and coffee in a heat proof bowl.

- Put the bowl over a saucepan half filled with hot water and set the pan over a moderate low heat.

- Cool the mixture, beating constantly with a wooden spoon, until the mixture is smooth.

- Beat in the butter, a few pieces at a time, and continue beating until it is thoroughly blended.

- Add the egg yolks and cook, beating constantly, for 5 minutes, or until the mixture has thickened and is smooth. Do not let the mixture come to a boil.

- Remove the pan from the heat and the bowl from the pan. Stir in the brandy and set the mixture aside for 30 minutes to cool completely.

- Meanwhile, beat the eggs whites until they form stiff peaks. Quickly fold the eggs whites into the chocolate mixture.

- Spoon the mousse into individual serving glasses and chill for 4 hours, or overnight.


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