Mousse au chocolat


In my campaign to get my kids to know some cooking recipes by heart and to hopefully be able to just whip them up whenever the occasion arises (I think that might be wishful thinking ;)), I stumbled over a recipe for a timeless mousse au chocolat on the back of a chocolate tablet.

We have been making this all summer long and have tweaked the recipe a little bit. If I may say so, the result is sensational and a guaranteed success! Violette can now make this unaided, bar one important step: the whipping of the egg whites. If there is no mixer in the house, this part requires serious muscle!




-1 tablet of black chocolate over 75% chocolate (in France a tablet weighs 200g)
-6 eggs
-3 tablespoons of sugar (the original recipe only suggested two but the girls thought this was a bit to bitter for their liking)

Melt the chocolate by placing it in a small pan and placing that pan into a larger pan of boiling water. Separate the eggs and beat the egg whites until stiff, together with the 3 spoonfuls of sugar. Add a spoonful of the melted chocolate to the egg yolk and mix until completely incorporated, then add the rest of the chocolate. Add a few good spoonfuls of egg white to the chocolate sauce and mix again until smooth. Finally fold in the remaining egg whites carefully into the chocolate. This should be prepared before dinner so that it has time to chill in the fridge. We like to keep it in a big pot and then serve this at the table, but you can also just fill up little ramekins for your guests.




PS. The motley crew of cooks in the above photos consists of Ava and Violette, who took the making of the mousse seriously and Caspar, who liked to taste and taste again.


Comments (8)

August 23, 2016

Looks delicious! I love those kid friendly recipes. I think I’ll need to try this one today. Yum. xx

August 23, 2016

In Portugal we will do 6 eggs 6 sugar tablespoons (and tend to use brown sugar). Guess we have quite a sweet tooth! At home we also feel it tastes better overnight, but sometimes one just can’t wait 😉

Emilie in Paris
August 23, 2016

Ha! I guess you do have an sweet tooth in Portugal!

August 24, 2016

Is the tablet chocolate sweetened or unsweetened?

August 25, 2016

It is unsweetened chocolate. I will update the blog post! Thanks for pointing it out!

Esther in Amsterdam
August 25, 2016

LOVE this recipe!! x

August 27, 2016

My mum’s recipe was always 1oz chocolate per egg – so easy to remember. And if you buy sweetened dark chocolate like Bourneville, you don’t need to add the sugar, it’s even simpler!

Vicky in Amsterdam
September 3, 2016

Looks delicious! And the cooks are especially sweet xx

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