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Bitter Chocolate Mousse Recipe

Bitter Chocolate Mousse
Bitter Chocolate Mousse

Using the darkest chocolate brings out the intense bitter chocolate flavour.

This recipe for Bitter Chocolate Mousse serves 8 people.

Time required: 2 hours and 30 minutes
(150 minutes to prepare, no cooking required)

Ingredients you'll need:

  • 90 ml whipping cream
  • 225 g dark chocolate, chopped
  • 30 ml orange liqueur, or brandy
  • 30 g unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • ¼ tsp cream of tartar
  • 45 ml caster sugar
  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 60 ml water

How to make Bitter Chocolate Mousse:

  1. Place the chocolate and water in a heavy pan. Melt over a low heat, stirring. Remove the pan from the heat and whisk in the orange liqueur or brandy and butter. Beat the eggs yolks for about 3 minutes until thick and creamy, then slowly beat into the melted chocolate until well blended. Set aside.
  2. Whip the cream until soft peaks form and stir a spoonful into the chocolate mixture to lighten it. Fold in the remaining cream.
  3. In a clean, grease-free bowl, use an electric mixer to beat the egg whites slowly until frothy. Add the cream of tartart, increase the speed and continue beating until the egg whites form soft peaks. Gradually sprinkle the sugar over and continue beating until the egg whites are stiff and glossy.
  4. Using a rubber spatula or large metal spoon, stir one-quarter of the whites into the chocolate mixture, then genly fold in the remaining whites, cutting down to the bottom, along the sides and up tothe top in a semicircular motion until they are just combined. Don\'t worry about a few white streaks. Gently spoon into a 2 litre dish or into 8 individual dishes. Chill for at least 2 hours until chilled and set.
  5. Decorate with chocolate curls

Recipe Notes:

If you don\'t wish to use alchol use a good quality orange juice.

(Sourced from Cooks Kitchen Reference - Eggs - Alex Barker)

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