Ingredients for 6 martini glasses
of Chocolate Mousse:
8 squares semi-sweet bakers chocolate;
1 cup double espresso;
30 ml. natural vanilla extract;
30 ml. coffee-flavored liquor;
6 egg whites;
5 egg yolks;
200 ml. whipping cream;
80 gr. sugar;
maraschino cherries and
a little whipped cream for decoration.
How to make real chocolate mousse without having to whip some powder? Here is the real recipe: Melt the chocolate with the espresso, the vanilla and the Kahlua in a bowl over warm water. Meanwhile, whip individually the egg yolks, the egg whites and the cream with 1/3 of the sugar for each. The egg whites must be completely free of any egg yolk in order to be able to whip them to stiff peaks properly. Rinse the bowl and whip the cream to stiff peaks, too. Cool down the melted chocolate to about 38-40 C and fold together the other whipped ingredients starting with the whipped yolks. Pour the chocolate mousse in the martini glasses right away after folding together, and leave in the refrigerator for a couple of hours to set. Garnish this delicious chocolate dessert according to your taste.
About the author: George Krumov is a Red Seal certified chef with many years of culinary experience working around the world in Europe, the Middle East, the cruise line industry and North America. In the last two decades he has headed the kitchens of several restaurants in Canada, and ran his own restaurant.