One of the easiest desert recipes I have ever tried. And to be completly honest one of the few I get right every single time : )!!
You will need:
– 130gr. bittersweet chocolate (you can also use milk chocolate, in that case omit the sugar)
– 2 tablespoons unsalted butter (diced)
– 2 tablespoons espresso or very strong coffee
– 1 cup cold heavy cream
– 3 medium or large eggs (separate egg whites from yolks)
– 1 tablespoon sugar
Whip the cream to soft peaks, then refrigerate.
Combine the chocolate, butter, and coffee in the top of a double boiler over hot, but not simmering, water, stirring until smooth. Remove from the heat and let cool until the chocolate is just slightly warmer than body temperature. To test, put some chocolate on your bottom lip, it should feel warm.
Once the melted chocolate has cooled to desired temperature whip the egg whites in a medium bowl until they are foamy and beginning to hold a shape. Add in the sugar and beat until soft peaks form.
When the chocolate has reached the proper temperature, stir in the yolks.
Gently stir in about one-third of the whipped cream.
Fold in half the whites just until incorporated, then fold in the remaining whites,
and finally the remaining whipped cream.
Spoon or pipe the mousse into serving bowls.
TIP: You can decorate with whipped cream and grated biscuit.