Chocolate Mousse

This is a perfect Valentine’s Day dessert for chocolate lovers!   It’s more heart healthy than recipes that call for butter so no guilt either! Chocolate Mousse

Chocolate Mousse
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 6-8
Ingredients
  • ½ cup Kricklewood Farm Sunflower Oil plus more for garnish
  • 8 oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 6 large eggs, separated
  • ⅔ cup sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • Chocolate shavings and coarse sea salt for garnish
Instructions
  1. Put the chocolate in microwave safe bowl and melt in the microwave, about 1 – 2 minutes, stirring every 15 seconds until smooth. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk the egg yolks and ⅓ cup of sugar until sugar is fully incorporated and yolks have lightened to a pale yellow.
  3. Add the oil and salt and whisk well to combine.
  4. Add the melted chocolate and whisk until smooth.
  5. Using a mixer, beat the egg whites in a large bowl until soft peaks form.
  6. Add the remaining ⅓ cup sugar and beat until stiff peaks form.
  7. Add a heaping spoonful of egg white to the chocolate mixture and mix well until combined.
  8. Add the chocolate mixture to the large bowl of egg whites and fold gently with a rubber spatula until the chocolate and egg whites and evenly combined.
  9. Pour or spoon the mousse into 6 – 8 bowls.
  10. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.
  11. Garnish with a drizzle of oil, chocolate shavings and coarse sea salt when serving