Dark Chocolate Mousse

From Dark Chocolate Desserts

Dark Chocolate Mousse

Why This Recipe Works

For a dark chocolate mousse recipe that would be balanced and light, we eliminated the butter and reduced the number of egg whites and yolks. We whipped the cream to soft peaks before adding it to the chocolate to make up for some of the lo...

Why This Recipe Works

For a dark chocolate mousse recipe that would be balanced and light, we eliminated the butter and reduced the number of egg whites and yolks. We whipped the cream to soft peaks before adding it to the chocolate to make up for some of the lost volume caused by these reductions. To maximize the chocolate flavor in our mousse recipe, we used a combination of 8 ounces of bittersweet chocolate and 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder, and added water to rescue our mousse from the weight of the chocolate and to restore its airy texture.

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Dark Chocolate DessertsSeason 7, Ep. 722

In this episode, we set out to develop ultimate versions of two favorite chocolate desserts: chocolate mousse and chocolate cupcakes.