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"Instant" Chocolate Mousse

Courses: Dessert
Serves: 4 people

Recipe Ingredients

1 lb 454g / 16ozFine-quality bittersweet chocolate
1 cup 237mlHeavy whipping cream
2 tablespoons 30mlDark rum or other liqueur - (optional)
4   Egg whites
1/2 cup 99g / 3.5ozSugar
  Chocolate shavings

Recipe Instructions

Cut the chocolate finely and set aside.

In a saucepan, bring the cream to a boil and remove from heat. Add the chocolate and let stand a few minutes; whisk smooth and pour into a large bowl. Whisk in the liqueur and cool to room temperature.

In a mixing bowl, combine egg whites and sugar and place over a pan of simmering water, whisking constantly, until egg whites are hot and sugar is dissolved. Whip on mixer until cooled and risen in volume -- do not overbeat until egg whites are dry.

Fold meringue into chocolate mixture, and place in bowls or glasses. Garnish with chocolate shavings just before serving.

COOKING LIVE with Sara Moulton - Recipe courtesy of Nick Malgieri - From the TV FOOD NETWORK - (Show # CL-8931)


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