How are you since last week? I hope you had time to bake some fresh figs!
I am sharing with you today a classic French recipe given by my grand mother. She told me that she was 18 years old when she made this chocolate mousse for the first time. She was in the kitchen of her grand mother with one of the best pastry chef of Saint-Germain-en-Laye. She sent me by snail mail this recipe few months ago already translated in English. She had the chance to live in the USA during 3 years, that’s why she speaks the Language of Shakespeare. This is not common for French people of that age! So Merci Mamie for this amazing chocolate mousse recipe!
- 130 gr. of roughly chopped black chocolate (1.08 cup or 4.6 oz.)
- 60 gr. of butter (1/4 cup or 2.14 oz.)
- 4 tablespoons suggar
- 4 egg yolks
- 4 egg whites
- Melt chocolate and butter in top of double-boiler. Leave to cool.
- Cream egg yolks and sugar. Add melted chocolate and butter and mix.
- Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form.
- Folk egg in the chocolate mixture.
- Refrigerate until ready to serve.
- At least 2 hours or up to 24 hours.
This mousse au chocolat was simply delicious and now that I got the recipe, I will make it as soon as I get the opportunity. Right now I will take one out of the fridge to eat it in front of my favourite tv show!