Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Mousse Souflee Au Chocolat Mi-Amer

I haven't posted too many recipes lately so here is a real winner. This is a dessert that really isn't too sweet. It's a Chocolate Mousse that is served warm after it's been puffed in the oven with vanilla ice cream.

This is for 4 persons:
100 grams of bitter sweet dark chocolate
1 coffee spoon of poudered cocoa
4 nice scoops of vanilla ice cream (a quenelle shape, long instead of round)
50 grams of sweet butter, and a little for the ramekins
4 egg yolks
3 egg whites
40 grams of sugar

Melt the chocolate and the butter carefully, use a wooden spatula.
When it is nice and smooth, take it off the heat and let it cool to room temperature.
One at a time, stir in the egg yolks with a spatula and add the spoonfull of cocoa powder.

preheat the oven to 375 farenheit or 200 centigrade, if there is a ventilator that is very good!

Beat the egg whites until they begin to mount, then add the 40 grams of sugar and continue beating until they get stiff.
Carefully fold in the egg white into the chocolate. Fold carefully until the chocolate is all mixed with the eggwhite.
Lightly butter 4 serving ramekins. Spoon the mousse into each one, put on a baking surface and put into the preheated oven for 3 or 4 will see them rise.

Take them out and spoon the ice cream on top and serve immediately!
This is very simple actually, and not very heavy or too sweet!
Bon Apetit, bien sur!

1 comment:

mud_rake said...

There you go again! And to think I had a graham cracker for 'dessert' this evening.