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Heavenly chocolate mousse - The ultimate mousse
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Serves/Makes:about 10

  • 1/2 pound sweet chocolate
  • 6 eggs
  • 3 tbsp (45 ml) water
  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup (125 ml) any sweet liqueur
  • 2 cups (475 ml) heavy cream
  • 6 tbsp (90 ml) sugar
  • Separate eggs.
  • Cut chocolate in pieces.
  • Place chocolate in double boiler.
  • Let chocolate melt over low heat.
  • Put yolks in saucepan or over double boiler.
  • Add water to yolks.
  • Beat continually with wire whisk.
  • When yolks thicken, add liqueur.
  • Beat till sauce resembles a hollandaise.
  • Remove from heat, add melted chocolate.
  • Fold together.
  • Beat heavy cream in blender/processor till stiff.
  • Add 3 tbsp (45 ml) sugar near the end.
  • Add this to chocolate mixture.
  • Beat egg whites in blender till soft peaks form.
  • Add remaining sugar to whites and beat till stiff.
  • Fold this into the mousse.
  • Pour mousse in bowls and let set in fridge.
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