A friend visiting had brought me Cailler chocolate from Switzerland. I also had beautiful raspberries, a few eggs and I wanted to bring some chocolate mousse to a pic nic with friends (something a little bit different from this recipe.) The mousse is from Cyril Lignac, who is the pastry chef from the French version of the Great Bake off, and it’s a really good one!
Easy, air-y yet with a nice texture, with or without
you fruits (I may or may not have put some raspberries in the mousse, but you don’t have to!), this is a really good every day recipe to have in your book. Or in your computers bookmarks. 🙂
Prep: 20 minutes + 4 to 6 hours aside in the fridge | Ingredients : 4 | Difficulty : easy
For 6 to 8 small jars
• 6 eggs • 2/3 cup heavy cream • 2 cups dark chocolate • 2/3 cup confectioner sugar • Fruits (optional) •
- Pour the cream in a big bowl and place it in the freezer.
- Separate the eggs.
- Melt the chocolate in the microwave or on a bain-marie.
- In a medium bowl, or in the stand mixer bowl, pour the melted chocolate and add the egg yolks while stiring. the mixture will thicken, this is completely normal. Keep mixing.
- Take the cream out of the freezer and beat in until thick. Add powdered sugar little by little while whipping.
- In another big bowl, whip the egg whites + salt until peaks have formed.
- Add slowly the egg whites to the chocolate mix. When well incorporated, add the whipped cream.
- Pour the little mousses in jars and leave in the fridge for 4 to 6 hours.