Do you have leftover chocolate bunnies from Easter? Or you just generally really crave some chocolate? No worries, with this quick and easy recipe you’ll whip up a mousse au chocolat in no time. It has been handed down to me from my grandmother and it absolutely never failed me. And as an added bonus: you can easily double or triple the ingredients to get a bowl of dessert for any potluck or family feast!
Ingredients (ca. 4 people):
- 2dl of cream
- 100g chocolate (dark, if possible)
- 2 tablespoon of sugar
- 2 eggs
- pinch of salt
Chop the choloate into pieces and place them in a bowl.
Separate the egg yolks and whites into two seperate bowls. Whip the egg white with a pinch of salt until stiff. It is important to whip the egg white first when the mixer is still clean, otherwise the egg whites won’t stiffen up.
In another bowl, whip the heavy cream until stiff.
Now add the sugar to the egg yolk and whip for around two minutes.
Melt your chocolate – either over a hot water bath, in the microwave or – and I do that trick quite often – by pouring bouling water over it and letting it set for a minute. However, in the last case the chocolate pieces need to be quite big, so if you have leftover chocolate from Easter bunnies or something similar, I’d opt for cutting them into small pieces and melting them over a hot water bath.
Pour the melted chocolate into the eggyolk and sugar mixture, mix together. Add the cream and continue mixing. Set the mixer aside and pull the egg white under the mixture with a spatula until there are no clumps left.
Let the mousse set in the fridge for 3-4 hours and enjoy!