Julia Child’s Chocolate Mousse
Julia Child’s Chocolate Mousse
  • prep: 30 min
  • cook: 5 min
  • total: 35 min
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    Adapted from Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking via David Lebovitz Notes: I use Guittard Chocolate, 64% cacao. Lebovitz used Green and Black, 72% cacao. I mention this because I cut the sugar to ½ cup due to the extra sugar in the chocolate. If you are using a darker chocolate, you might want to use ⅔ cup sugar, which is what the original recipe calls for. What I love about this recipe is that there isn't any whipped cream. One recipe I tried this week tasted too much like chocolate-flavored whipped cream. This one has body with a nice lightness thanks to the whipped egg whites. The key to making this recipe successfully is getting those egg yolks to that pale yellow ribbon stage — see DL's photo for guidance. If you don't get that consistency in the yolks, the finished mousse will not have that nice chew.

    Ingredients

    • 6 ounces (170g) bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, chopped (see notes above)
    • 6 ounces (170g) unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
    • ¼ cup (60ml) dark-brewed coffee
    • 4 large eggs, separated
    • ½ cup (116g) to ⅔ cup (170g), plus 1 tablespoon sugar (see notes above)
    • 2 tablespoons (30ml) dark rum
    • 1 tablespoon (15ml) water
    • pinch of salt
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • dark chocolate for shaving over top, optional

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    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 8
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 0 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 0 g 0%
    • Saturated Fat: 0 g 0%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
    • Sodium: 0 mg 0%
    • Calcium: 0 mg 0%
    • Potassium: 0 mg 0%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 0 mg 0%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 0 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 0 g 0%
    • Sugar: 0 g
    • Protein: 0 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 0%
    • Vitamin C 0%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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