Chocolate Lover’s Mousse

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Chocolate mousse is an all-time Karon-Fiskus favorite dessert. Its immensely savored by both sides of the family. Whenever we go to visit my in-laws, we always have the privilege of dining on my mother in-law’s decadent tri -layer mouse  pie which consists of a dark chocolate mouse layer,mocha layer, and white chocolate layer. Mousse is a prepared food that incorporates air bubbles to give it a light and airy texture. It can range from light and fluffy to creamy and thick, depending on preparation techniques. It can be used as cake filling,pie fillings (a recipe yet to be published), and even as ice cream but with a different preparation technique.

Here is what you will need:

6 dessert glasses/cups

4  large eggs at room temperature separated
200 grams of bittersweet chocolate broken up into squares

2 Tablespoons of butter/margarine1 tablespoon of coffee (or espresso) dissolved in 2 tablespoons of boiling water

1 container of Rich’s Dessert whip + 1/2 cup chilled

1/4 teaspoon of Cream of Tartar

1/2 cup of sugar + 2 teaspoons

1 Tablespoon of Whiskey or Rum (you can use any brand)

1 teaspoon of Vanilla Extract

Chocolate shaving ,grounded nuts or berries – not blueberries or blackberries (optional)

Instructions:

Melt chocolate with margarine in a heatproof bowl over a pot of boiling water. Add one egg yolk at a time and whisk.Slowly pour in sugar and whisk. Add the whiskey,coffee and vanilla and mix well. Set aside and cool

In a separate bowl, add egg whites and beat with an electric table/hand mixture until foamy. Add tartar and beat till soft  peaks form. Continue beating adding 1 teaspoon of sugar at a time until eggs whites reach stiff  In a separate bowl, beat chilled dessert whip mixture till stiff. Scoop out about 1/2 cup to set aside and chill.Fold in egg white mixture with chocolate mixture until well incorporated. Fold in the dessert whip. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 4 hours till overnight.

Fill each glass evenly with mousse. Top it off with the remaining whip cream and berries or nuts. Sprinkle with chocolate  shavings. Yields about six servings

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