Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Chocolate Mousse - Chocolate Week 9

How can such an easy dessert taste so utterly amazing? Granted, you'll dirty several bowls, beaters, a spoon, a spatula, measuring spoons, and a microplane or zester. But that's a small price to pay for such a rich and luscious treat.

Beating the egg whites is probably my favorite part of creating this mousse. I find their transformation from a lightly clouded, thick liquid to brilliant white, stiff and airy 'peaks' nothing short of amazing.

Whatever part of making this dessert appeals to you most, there's no doubt that you'll love the tasty results. ENJOY!

Bittersweet Chocolate Mousse
Makes 8-10 servings

6 ounces bittersweet chocolate chips
6 beaten egg yolks
2 tablespoons vanilla
2 tablespoons orange zest
6 beaten egg whites
Melt chocolate. 
Add a little at a time to egg yolks,
flavor, and blend well (notice the puddles of vanilla in the photo, above).
Beat whites until stiff peaks form. Fold into custard. Spoon into individual parfait glasses or ramequins. Chill overnight. Before serving, top with a generous dollop of whipped cream and dustings of cocoa powder and orange zest.

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