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Chocolate mousse
Mousse au chocolat
A Recipe From: Ile-de-France
This mousse is super rich! The perfect treat for a chocoholic.

Skill Level: Easy
Serves: 4

Melt the chocolate and the butter in a small saucepan over very low heat (or, very carefully, in the microwave). In a small bowl, mix egg yolks and sugar with a wooden spoon. Off the heat, incorporate egg yolks, sugar and Cognac to the melted chocolate; mix well. Beat the egg whites stiff and delicately mix with the chocolate/egg mixture, lifting with a spatula. Pour into four individual ramekins and refrigerate for at least one hour. Garnish with a Gavotte when serving.

Sylvaine's tips
Choose a dark chocolate with at least 55% cocoa for intense chocolate flavor. Instead of Cognac, you can use Grand Marnier, Rum or strong coffee.

Recipe Contributed By
Joie de Vivre

Recipe Category: Desserts

7 oz dark chocolate, chopped in small pieces
6 tbsp butter
4 eggs, separated
4 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp Cognac
4 Gavottes

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