Today a very quick and easy recipe, the mousse au chocolat. The recipe comes from Mirelle, a Parisian colleague of Michele’s mother. It is a very light mousse, with no cream and no butter, and it makes a very satisfying dessert. We used some orange zest as flavouring, but you can use other spices, e.g. vanilla, cardamom or cinnamon.
Mousse au chocolat
Ingredients (3-4 servings)
100 g dark chocolate (70% cocoa or more)
50 g sugar
zest of half an orange
Melt the chocolate in a pan in a bain Marie. In a bowl whisk the sugar and egg yolks until you obtain a creamy mixture. In another bowl beat the egg whites. To obtain the perfect beaten egg whites start slowly and increase the speed gradually. Add the molten chocolate and the grated orange zest to the yolk and sugar mixture. Then gently add the beaten egg whites and mix with a spatula with a circular bottom-to-top movement. Refrigerate for at least an hour before serving.