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Mirj's Incredibly Rich Chocolate Mousse

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“This mousse is so incredibly rich that you can stand a spoon in it and it will not fall. I have been making this recipe for the last 18 years, it's based on a recipe I found in a Marks & Spencer's cookbook I got as a wedding present. [Edited to say that this was posted in 2001, now it's 2006 and it's been 23 years since I've been making this recipe, and it's still going strong!]”
READY IN:
20mins
SERVES:
4
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 8 ounces dark chocolate
  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 1 dash brandy (You can also substitute peach schnapps, chocolate liqueur, Irish Cream, Cointreau, the possibilities)

Directions

  1. Break the chocolate up into small pieces.
  2. Melt them either over a double boiler or in the microwave.
  3. Add the eggs yolks, one at a time, and incorporate thoroughly into the chocolate.
  4. You have to stir fast so the chocolate doesn't cook the yolks.
  5. Add the brandy.
  6. Whip the whites until stiff.
  7. Slowly fold them into the chocolate mixture.
  8. Pour into individual dessert glasses, or into one large serving bowl.
  9. Chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours.
  10. Note: You can also pour it into a prepared pie crust and freeze it for Mirj's Incredibly Rich Chocolate Mousse Pie.
  11. Note: This is a very basic recipe, which can be doubled, trebled, quadrupled, etc.
  12. Just remember, use 2 eggs for every 4 ounces (100 grams) of chocolate.

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