Portuguese Cuisine: Chocolate Mousse

Harry has a large sweet tooth, so he had already sampled all of the sweets he could find before I got to Portugal. One favorite of both of us is chocolate mousse. Please note, mousse is not the same a mouse. It’s a rich, delicious chocolate pudding. It’s simple to make and has only a few ingredients. The one thing you might want to change up is mixing in the raw egg whites. You can buy powdered egg whites wherever they sell Wilton products (department stores generally carry them).

Chocolate Mousse

Ingredients:
3 – 4 ounce bars of medium to dark chocolate
whites of three eggs
1 tablespoon of real vanilla extract
2 tablespoons of real butter
yolks of three eggs
3 tablespoons water

Directions:
1) Break the chocolate bars into pieces, and then slowly heat it while stirring until it is melted but not burnt.
2) Let it cool a little bit then add the vanilla extract and the butter and stir them into the chocolate.
3) Stir constantly as you add the egg yolks one at a time.  Next, beat egg whites till stiff then gently fold them into the chocolate mixture until they are mixed well in.
4) Divide the mixture into pudding bowls, cover and put into the refrigerator overnight.

mousse

Mousse de chocolate

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19 comments

  1. Yummy! I want some!

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    1. I know, right? We’d have to conjure up a more healthy formula, though. I wonder if it could stand some coconut sugar…

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      1. well of course! coconut sugar is an excellent sub for regular sugar. Better then turbinado sugar even because it doesn’t have the molasses taste.

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    2. That coconut sugar is additive.

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  2. Now that looks exceptional. I bet you added that in the beginning just for the professor, huh?

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    1. Would I do a thing like that? ;)

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    2. I think you might! Would you?

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      1. I can be ornery that way at times. Do you think it was one of /those/ times? :D

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    3. No, not this time. Am I right?

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      1. You are correct. But I would have if I’d thought of it.

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    4. But the professor new the difference, I think. :)

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      1. I suspect he did.

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  3. That makes my mouth water. Argh! We don’t keep candy or chocolate in the house, but I am sorely tempted to make this! :)

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    1. It’s yummy.

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  4. Kevin Spencer · ·

    I’d bet the Dark Chocolate would be exceptional.

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    1. Any of them are great.

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  5. That looks delish!

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    1. Oh, it is. It is.

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