Chef Joby will feature a version of his chocolate mousse on the menu at The Bistro at the Village Green at the Village at Morrison's Cove this weekend. He puts a twist to the classic chocolate mousse by doing a Smore's version with graham crackers and roasted marshmallows.
Try his traditional Chocolate Mousse at home with this recipe:
YIELD 2 PINTS
1 LB Chocolate - bitter, semi-sweet, or milk
4 oz. Butter (1 stick)
6 oz. egg yolks (7 or 8 yolks)
Melt the butter in a medium sauce pan. Remove from heat, and add the chocolate chips and stir until melted and well blended. Stir in the yolks, blend thoroughly and set aside to cool.
8 oz. Heavy cream
Whip cream to soft peak in a mixer bowl fitted with a whip attachment. Refrigerate until needed.
8 oz. egg whites (7 - 8 whites)
2 oz. (1/3 c) granulated sugar
Place all the whites in a mixer fitted with a whip attachment. Whip on high speed until they begin to froth. Continue mixing on high and gradually add the sugar, 1 T at a time. Continue whipping until a soft peak meringue is formed.
To assemble the mousse - Transfer the chocolate/yolk mixture to a large mixing bowl. Roughly divide both the meringue and the cream into 3 parts each. Starting with 1/3 of the cream and fold gently into the chocolate mixture. Then fold 1/3 of the meringue. Continue alternating 1/3 at a time until all the cream and meringue are incorporated. Refrigerate until firm. Serve cold. Serves 8 -10
Chef's note: When whipping egg whites, you must have an extremely clean and fat free bowl. If you mix the cream and meringue in the same bowl you will need to wash the mixing bowl well with hot water and a fat cutting detergent such as dawn. Also, when using meringue to aerate or create "fluff", do not whip meringue until ready to use, and fold not stir, gently.
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