Easy Chocolate Mousse

Discussion in 'Desserts' started by smoking b, Aug 29, 2013.

  1. Here is an easy to make mousse that I enjoy on a regular basis. It only uses 2 things - dark chocolate & eggs (chicken eggs work great for this  [​IMG])

    To start with take 4 chicken eggs & separate the whites & yolks.


    Here they are ready to go. I busted one of the yolks when I poured it but that won't hurt anything.


    Beat the egg whites into stiff peaks


    Here is the dark chocolate I use. Hershey's special dark - giant size bar. You will need half of this.


    Break the bar in half & melt it.


    Quickly mix the chocolate with the egg yolks.


    & add to the egg whites.

    If I'm feeling "traditional" I'll fold the chocolate mixture in but I usually just keep going with the mixer & combine well.


    Add to containers or cups & chill very well before eating. Here it is right after mixing & ready to go in the fridge to set up.


    After setting up & ready for consumption.


    & this is what you end up with - very good stuff!  [​IMG]

    NOTE: I get 3 servings out of this - if you really like mousse or need more than 3 servings I would double this recipe & use 8 chicken eggs along with the whole chocolate bar.
     
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  2. very nice...can you make it any simpler than that?? lol. thats like 4 steps..lol...and also what if i only have rooster eggs on hand?
     
  3. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Chocolate mousse is one of the wife's favorites. I've never tried to make it as I always thought it was a long, drawn out difficult process. I'll be trying this for sure!!
     
  4. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    mmmmmm.....chocolate!  YUMMMMMMMM

    [​IMG]

    Kat
     
  5. The only ways I can think of to make it simpler would be to 1: buy a small carton of egg whites at the store (but then you would still have to come up with yolks) or 2: Convince someone else to make it for you  [​IMG]

    As far as using rooster eggs I really wouldn't recommend that  [​IMG]   See if you can barter with someone for some chicken eggs or sell them on Ebay or CL & buy some authentic chicken eggs to use. You will be much happier with the results using chicken eggs  [​IMG]
     
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  6. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    If a rooster lays an egg EXACTLY on the top of a peaked roof, and there is a lake in front of the barn and mountains behind, which direction will the egg roll down the roof?
     
  7. There are plenty of ways to make it that are long & drawn out for sure but I usually prefer the simpler ways to make things. Give it a try - I bet you like it!  [​IMG]
    Lol  [​IMG]    I was taking the rooster eggs in TurnandBurn's post above to be the poultry equivalent to Mountain Oysters  [​IMG]   Which is why I suggested using chicken eggs to get the best results.  [​IMG]
     
  8. lol. alright chicken eggs it is then...hahaha.
     
  9. frosty

    frosty Master of the Pit

    You guys "Crack me up" , but the recipe looks wonderful!

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  10. i see what ya did there..lol.
     
  11. woodcutter

    woodcutter Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    That looks good enough to try!!
     
  12. Give it a try Kat - you will be glad you did!  [​IMG]
    Once you try it you'll realize you made the right choice by using chicken eggs  [​IMG]   
    Lol  [​IMG]   Thanks man  [​IMG]   Give it a try & I bet you will be making it a lot more than once  [​IMG]
     
  13. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I remember the German cake....using the term that you translated into "chicken eggs".....got the pun.

    I am going to try it...but would have to triple the recipe!  Too many chocoholics at my house.  (mainly me!)

    Kat
     
  14. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Did someone say moose???


    I bet this would be good using Mexican Chocolate. I have a friend that is allergic to eggs and makes this recipe. It is really good and adds some other tasty flavors:

    This recipe is free from: gluten, dairy/casein, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, corn.

    Ingredients
    • ¾ cup light coconut milk (from a can; I use Thai Kitchen full fat coconut milk. If you use another type, your results may vary due to fat content differences among brands.)
    • 1 cup chocolate chips (Enjoy Life Foods makes allergen free chocolate chips that work well in this recipe.)
    • ¼ cup dairy free butter substitute (OR coconut oil)
    • 2 Tablespoons liquid sugar (Like agave nectar, pure maple syrup or honey.)
    • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
    • Pinch salt

    Instructions
    1. Shake the can of coconut milk before opening.
    2. Combine coconut milk and chocolate chips in a saucepan over low heat.
    3. Stir as the chocolate melts.
    4. Remove from heat and set aside.
    5. Add butter substitute, liquid sugar, vanilla, and salt to your blender.
    6. Pour chocolate mixture in, place the lid on (be sure it’s secure!), and blend to a smooth mixture.
    7. Pour into four 6-ounce ramekins.
    8. Chill mousse for 2 hours before serving.
     
  15. Give it a whirl Todd - it's quick, easy & quite tasty!  [​IMG]
    Let me know how it turns out for you Kat - I bet you like it a lot! 
     
  16. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Thanks B... that sounds easy enough that I could make it instead of the wife... LOL... thanks again
     
  17. You're quite welcome!  Try it out & I bet you make more  [​IMG]
     
  18. ldrus

    ldrus Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I sent this link to my wife today from work, she made it and will be eating it in about 15 minutes looks goooood! Will put a big dollop of coolwhip on mine
     
  19. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    AWESOME but I can use eggs.   [​IMG]
     
  20. So how did you like it?
     

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