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Silky Chocolate Mousse

Healthy Fact of the Day

Silky Chocolate Mousse can be enjoyed in moderation as a delightful dessert. Dark chocolate, used in moderation, provides antioxidants and can be part of a balanced diet.

Ingredients

 

  • 6 oz high-quality dark chocolate, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 large eggs, separated
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • Fresh berries for garnish (optional)
  • Mint leaves for garnish (optional)

 

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Instructions

 

  1. Place the chopped dark chocolate and butter in a heatproof bowl. Melt the chocolate and butter together using a double boiler or in the microwave in short intervals. Stir until smooth, then set aside to cool slightly.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the egg yolks, half of the granulated sugar, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt until the mixture becomes pale and slightly thick.
  3. Pour the melted chocolate mixture into the egg yolk mixture, stirring until well combined.
  4. In a separate clean and dry bowl, beat the egg whites until soft peaks form. Gradually add the remaining sugar and continue beating until glossy and stiff peaks form.
  5. Gently fold the whipped egg whites into the chocolate mixture until no white streaks remain.
  6. In another bowl, whip the heavy cream until stiff peaks form.
  7. Gently fold the whipped cream into the chocolate mixture until smooth and well combined.
  8. Divide the chocolate mousse into serving glasses or bowls.
  9. Refrigerate the mousse for at least 4 hours or overnight to set.
  10. Garnish with fresh berries and mint leaves before serving if desired.
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Enjoy the indulgent and Silky Chocolate Mousse as a luxurious treat!

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