World Cuisine Wednesday

By 1800FlyEurope in Destination Highlights, World Cuisine Wednesdays | on July 14th, 2010

Bonjour, Travelers! I hope you’re staying cool in this hot July sun! I think the perfect treat to enjoy on days such as this would be a light, cool mousse. French for “lather” or “foam”, mousse used to be a specialty that was only served in French restaurants until the 1960s. It can be flavored with any number of things: orange, vanilla, chocolate, butterscotch, etc.

This week, let’s take a trip to France for a cool, creamy chocolate mousse recipe.

Mousse au Chocolat

• 4 egg yolks
• 4 egg whites
• 6 oz unsalted butter
• 6 oz bittersweet, semi-sweet or dark chocolate
• ¾ c sugar
• 4 tbsp coffee
• Pinch of salt

Beat egg yolks and sugar together until it becomes a thick yellow mixture.

Melt chocolate and coffee together, slowly add butter and beat until mixture is smooth, then add egg yolk and sugar mixture.

Beat egg whites and salt until stiff. Add 1 tbsp sugar and beat for 2 more minutes.

Add approximately 1/3 of the egg whites into the chocolate mixture, stir well and then add the rest.

Chill well for at least 2 hours. Serve with whipped cream, strawberries or as is, it’s delicious no matter what!

Bon Appétit!

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