Try this chocolate mousse recipe for an easy but elegant French dessert that everyone will love. It goes together very quickly, but requires several hours of refrigeration. You could even make it a day ahead of time.
There are a number of different methods for making chocolate mousse. Some recipes call for the addition of butter or whipped cream and some use gelatin to set the mousse. The recipe here skips any complication and gets right to the point: chocolate and eggs. This makes a very rich mousse which tastes best with dollop of this whipped cream recipe on top.
Prep time: 25 min
Makes 4 to 6 servings.
By stirring them into the chocolate along with the egg yolks, you can add various flavors to the mousse. Try a tablespoon of espresso,orange flower water, Grand Marnier, or another favorite liqueur.
Layer the mousse with whipped cream or crushed cookies or both.
Serve with fruits such as strawberries or raspberries, or top with chopped filberts, pistachios, caramelized nuts, or candied orange peel.
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