Chocolate mousse is one of the most perfect desserts out there. It can be made in advance, which makes it perfect for dinner parties, it is super delicious and decadent and there aren’t a lot of people who don’t like chocolate. So like I said, the perfect dessert!

Chocolate mousse recipe

Chocolate mousse

Before I start this recipe I have to tell you something. I come from a ‘weird’ family. Weird in the fact that non of my parents ór my grand parents cooked or liked to cook. My mum hated it. So I never grew up with lovely tales of cooking with grandma or mom. It just wasn’t meant to be. But I always wondered why I couldn’t remember any meal ever eaten at my grandparents house.

Was I suffering from amnesia? Did I suffer selective memory loss? I thought it was strange. I had never thought to ask my parents, until that time when I made them this chocolate mousse recipe. When they became older they never really cooked anymore and relied on meal services. So when I or one of my sisters cooked for them they always ate like they didn’t get fed for weeks.

Chocolate mousse recipe

Love for cooking?

So at this memorable meal I popped the question ‘Why can’t I remember ever having eaten anything at grandma’s?” My mum didn’t hesitate one bit when answering. ‘Because you never ate anything there!’ I was stunned. Relieved to find out that nothing was wrong with my memory but also a bit surprised and confused. We went there every week for as long as I can remember. Every Sunday we were at my grandma’s house. And every Sunday – apparently – we went home without any meal. We did always get a little box of raisins. I do remember that.

I would have loved to tell a tale of a loving grandma (she wás loving though… Just not the cooking kind of love) who stood over the stove making delicious meals. But sadly that is not the case.

Chocolate mousse recipe

Making the chocolate mousse

It’s a good thing I had made a large batch of this chocolate mousse as my dad – sometimes called the dessert monster – had a lot. And with good reason too as this is the most delicious chocolate mousse. Or so I think. There is butter in the recipe so that means that the chocolate will firm up quicker once in the fridge and it is in general somewhat firmer than for instance the Italian chocolate mousse which doesn’t use any butter. I like it that way.

It is super easy to make. You simply melt the chocolate and the butter over a double boiler. Once everything is smooth and comes together you take it off the heat and let it cool a bit.

In the meantime you can whisk your double cream (optionally you can add a bit of sugar to that) and you whisk you egg whites to stiff peaks. Once the chocolate mix is cooled off a bit you add the egg yolks to it. Add one egg yolk and whisk it through before adding the next.

Then you fold in the double cream and end with the egg whites. Carefully fold it together making sure not to whisk out the air. I put the chocolate mousse in a piping bag and pipe it into the serving glasses. You can also spoon it of course. I just like the way it looks when it is piped.

Cooling

Once that is done you place the glasses in the fridge and let it sit for a few hours. It is best served with some whipping cream although it is also perfectly delicious without!

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Chocolate mousse recipe

This delicious chocolate mousse recipe is super easy to make and firms up quickly due to the butter used
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cooling time: 3 hrs
Total Time: 3 hrs 15 mins
Servings: 6 people

Ingredients

  • 200 gr dark chocolate
  • 250 ml double cream
  • 75 gr butter
  • 4 eggs egg yolks and egg whites split
  • 2 tbsp icing sugar

Instructions

  • Place the butter and the chocolate (chopped in pieces) in a heat resistant bowl and melt this slowly au bain marie (double boiler) together. Split the eggs and put the egg whites in a grease free bowl.
  • As soon as the chocolate and the butter form a smooth mixture, take of the heat and ad the eggyolks one by one and whisk each one until incorporated. Set aside
  • Whisk the cream to soft peaks and set aside
  • Whisk the eggwhites to soft peaks and sieve the iciing sugar over it. Whisk till it is glossy and forms stiff peaks.
  • Add the whipping cream with the chocolate mixture and fold this until well mixed. Do the same thing with the eggwhites and put the chocolate mousse into bowls to set in the fridge. Leave it there for at least 3 hours
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Dutch
Keyword: chocolate, double cream

Nutrition Information

Calories: 484kcal, Carbohydrates: 19g, Protein: 8g, Fat: 42g, Saturated Fat: 25g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 12g, Trans Fat: 0.4g, Cholesterol: 184mg, Sodium: 140mg, Potassium: 322mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 12g, Vitamin A: 1100IU, Vitamin C: 0.3mg, Calcium: 71mg, Iron: 5mg

Disclaimer

The nutritional values above are calculated per portion. The details are based on standard nutritional tables and do not constitute a professional nutritional advice.

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