Chocolate Mousse

Hubby claims he’s not a big dessert guy. Or a big chocolate guy. I have a hard time believing that because no matter what I bake, he always wants a bite. But even after everything I’ve made, this chocolate mousse is one of his favorites of all time. We literally have to hide the bowl so there is enough to share with others.

Hubby’s mom makes this for every holiday that we’re home. I’ve never tried to make this, but she gave me the recipe and permission to post it on here (thanks N!)

This mousse is best the day it’s made. If you need to make it in advance, be sure to give it a good stir prior to serving.

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Chocolate Mousse

Yield: ~20 servings

Ingredients:

6 eggs, at room temp, washed with soap and water, 5 separated, 1 slightly beaten
1 pint heavy cream
1/2 lb chocolate
1/3 c powdered sugar

Directions:

Using the whisk attachment on a stand mixer, beat the 5 egg whites until stiff. In a separate bowl, whip cream with powdered sugar.

In a small saucepan, melt the chocolate. Add the beaten egg and mix together. Beat in the egg yolks of the 5 separated eggs. Mix chocolate mixture together with whipped cream. Carefully fold in the egg whites. Refrigerate 2-3 hours.

Note, if using white chocolate, it needs to be melted with some liquor, milk, or cream.

Recipe from Hubby's mom

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7 Responses to “My Favorite Brownies”

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    Michelle — June 6, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    This is my go-to brownie recipe also. I made them for Christmas this year and people said they were the best brownies they’d ever had. They really are as good as advertised!

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    Alicia — June 9, 2011 at 2:31 am

    Yum ! Love the pictures. This recipe reminds me of our trip to vermont last fall.

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    ~Bee — June 10, 2011 at 1:51 am

    I’m always more likely to opt for a tangy, fruity dessert over a chocolatey one, but I love brownies as a midday snack 🙂 These look sooo good!

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    Sophia — February 27, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    What kind of cocoa powder?

    • beantownbaker — March 3rd, 2013 @ 11:13 am

      Any kind will work. I like to use Ghirardelli or Scharffen Berger

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    Helena — December 21, 2013 at 7:59 am

    My absolute favourite brownie recipe – easy to make, absolutely delicious and always go down a storm.
    I like to freeze mine in smaller batches for weekend treats 🙂

    • beantownbaker — December 26th, 2013 @ 10:58 am

      I do the same thing! I always double the recipe and throw the extras in the freezer. Nothing beats a tiny bite of frozen brownie goodness!

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