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I thought of many desert recipes for the Valentine's Day but I myself never prefer to get into baking mess at the last minute of my romantic meal so Chocolate Mousse is perfect desert for me when you want to sit, relax and enjoy your desert rather than concentrating on your oven. Prepare Chocolate Mousse the day before, pop it into the fridge and simply serve after the dinner with fresh strawberries.

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Servings: 2 bowl
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Ingredients

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  • ⅓ Cup Chocolate, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp water
  • ¼ Tsp Coffee
  • 1 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 Egg, separated
  • 2 Tbsp regular granulated sugar
  • ½ Cup heavy cream
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Essence

Directions

  1. Whip the heavy cream until stiff peak forms and keep in fridge until required.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk the egg yolk and sugar for 2 to 3 minutes or until it becomes thick and pale in color and the sugar dissolves, set aside.
  3. In a double boiler add the chocolate, water, coffee and butter and over very low heat, cook everything together just until the chocolate melts. Remove from the heat.
  4. Spoon ¼ of the chocolate into the egg yolk mixture to temper and mix it just enough to combine.
  5. Pour the egg yolk mixture back into the small bowl over the simmering water in the saucepan (double boiler) with the remaining chocolate mixture, add the vanilla extract and stir constantly, cook over low heat for a couple minutes or until the mixture thickens.
  6. Let it cool for a few minutes stirring frequently.
  7. In a small clean and dry bowl, whisk the egg white until it forms stiff peaks. Fold the egg white gently without deflating in the cooled chocolate mixture.
  8. Fold the chocolate mixture into the whipped heavy cream being careful not to over mix otherwise the heavy cream will lose its texture.
  9. Pour the mixture into the serving glass, cover with a cling foil and refrigerate for a minimum of 4 to 6 hours or best overnight. Enjoy!
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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 81g
Recipe makes 2 servings
Calories 236  
Calories from Fat 168 71%
Total Fat 19.05g 24%
Saturated Fat 11.24g 45%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 149mg 50%
Sodium 43mg 2%
Potassium 54mg 2%
Total Carbs 13.91g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0.0g 0%
Sugars 13.1g 9%
Protein 3.44g 6%

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  • judee
    February 18, 2014
    who doesn't like chocolate mousse. Sounds delicious

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