Since this year, Valentine’s day falls on a Wednesday, this is the simplest and fastest, but still lush decadent dessert. And it’s helps that it has just 4 simple ingredients. It takes 15 minutes to make a decadent chocolate mousse and the best part is you can make even it even one day before. So all you need to worry about on Valentine’s is how to relax best with your loved one. Or whatever you enjoy doing.
Decadent Chocolate Mousse
Many times I’ve seen people making mousse, but I’ve never realized how effortless it actually is. Until I made my own decadent chocolate mousse. Probably the trickiest part is separating the egg yolk from the egg white. Can be very stressful when you know that no yolk can touch the egg white. The rest is just melting the chocolate in bain-marie, which is basically a bowl over boiling water. Then some gentle mixing and your decadent chocolate mousse is ready. Pour it in some glasses or ramekins and let it cool and set in the fridge. You can get ready for your romantic evenings while it sets and by the end of the night, you will have a rich decadent chocolate mousse waiting for you love birds . Or enjoy both portions alone. You should always love yourself first.
What do we do on Valentine’s ?
M and I don’t celebrate Valentine’s day because we feel that there is nothing we could do on that day that we don’t already. The commercial heart shaped stuff I don’t really have any use for. I’m not crazy for that cheesy stuff. And the stuff toys I still have since my teenager years, M uses them as pillows. I tried to kicked them out of the bed a couple of times and they “somehow” always return…mysteriously. The most we do is to schedule a relaxing day for the two of us, with delicious food and some movies marathons. Sorry, nothing exciting. Actually, I am crazy sick this year, so all romance is killed by my old smoker like cough and loud nose blowing .
For sure I will prepare again this decadent chocolate mousse. It’s one of the simplest most delicious desserts you could make !
100 grams 60 or 70% dark chocolate, roughly chopped
Pinch of sea salt
4 eggs, at room temperature
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- Fill a pot 1/3 with water and boil it. Place a glass or metal bowl over, without touching the water. Put dark chocolate in the bowl and add a pinch of sea salt. Let is sit over the boiling water until it starts to melt, for about 4 minutes and mix it to make sure it melted completely
- Put it aside for 2-3 minutes, to cool down.
- In the meantime, separate the egg yolks from the egg whites, in different bowls. Give a quick mix to the egg yolks. Add a pinch of salt over the egg whites and mix them starting from low speed to the highest, for 1 minute. Add the sugar and mix until soft picks form and the foam doesn’t fall if you turn the bowl upside down.
- When the chocolate cooled down a bit ( should not be completely cold, still warm) pour it over the egg yolks and stir it, just until combined. Then add 1/3 off the egg whites and fold gently until combined. Repeat with the rest of the whipped egg whites. Combine gently, but makes sure there is no visible egg whites left in the mixture. Pour it in 2 glasses or ramekins and let it set in the fridge for about 2 hours.
- Serve it as is or with a dollop if whipped cream
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