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Traditional French Chocolate Mousse

Traditional French Chocolate Mousse is simple yet sophisticated; garnished with fresh blueberries, blackberries, cookie crumbles, and a white chocolate a drizzle makes it deliciously decadent!

Traditional French Chocolate Mousse on www.cookingwithruthie.com is a beautiful way to end a delicious dinner.

Traditional French Chocolate Mousse is a beautiful dessert and a lovely way to round out a delicious dinner gathering.  This decadent dessert is airy yet has an intense chocolate flavor because it incorporates a good amount of bittersweet chocolate.  I like to use 60-72% cacao.  In this recipe I used 72% cacao,  I enjoy the contrasting flavors of a darker chocolate while being off set by the lighter flavored garnishments.

Traditional French Chocolate Mousse on www.cookingwithruthie.com is a beautiful way to end a delicious dinner.

Don’t be intimidated by the look and sound of our Traditional French Chocolate Mousse recipe- you can do it!  It’s really pretty simple to make; just whipping the cream and the egg whites in separate bowls, add a few more ingredients to each, and combine them to finish it off.

It can be made up to a day ahead to help out on prepping for the day of your event.  A couple of tips to make it a seamless presentation; once you’ve divided mousse into your chilled serving dishes- keep them air tight, then add the garnishments just before serving, and I promise you’ll wow the entire dinner party with your culinary masterpiece!

Yield: 4

French Chocolate Mousse

Traditional French Chocolate Mousse on www.cookingwithruthie.com is a beautiful way to end a delicious dinner.

Traditional French Chocolate Mousse is simple yet sophisticated; garnished with fresh blueberries, blackberries, cookie crumbles, and a white chocolate a drizzle makes it deliciously decadent!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 2/3 cups heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 6 ounces fine quality bittersweet chocolate, 60-72% cacao, melted and cooled but still pourable
  • Garnish options: fresh blueberries and black berries, cookie crumbles, and white chocolate drizzle

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, beat cream, vanilla, and salt with a hand mixer until stiff peaks form; chill.
  2. In another large bowl, beat egg whites with hand mixer until soft peaks form.
  3. Using a wire whisk and whisking, slowly add sugar to egg whites; continue beating until stiff peaks form.
  4. Add melted chocolate to egg whites, and fold until almost incorporated; add whipped cream and fold until completely incorporated.
  5. Divide among serving cups; chill.
  6. Can be made up to 1 day ahead, kept air tight, and refrigerated.
  7. When serving garnish with desired garnishments.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1523Total Fat: 77gSaturated Fat: 41gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 21gCholesterol: 118mgSodium: 400mgCarbohydrates: 175gFiber: 30gSugar: 96gProtein: 35g

Traditional French Chocolate Mousse on www.cookingwithruthie.com is a beautiful way to end a delicious dinner.

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