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Baked Chocolate Mousse

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Categories: Chocolate, Comfort Foods, Kid-friendly, Sweet, Valentine's Day
Type: Desserts and Baked Goods

This chocolate mouse is wonderfully sweet and decadent.

Prep Time: 20M

Cooking Time: 1H

Serves: Serves 8-12

Ingredients:

  • 9oz (250g) unsalted butter, cubed
  • 12oz (350g) bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 11/2 cups light brown sugar (packed)
  • 5 large eggs, separated
  • pinch of salt
  • unsweetened cocoa powder or confectioners' (powdered) sugar
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Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Line a 9in (23cm) springform pan with a removable bottom with parchment paper. In a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water, combine the butter and chocolate. Warm over low heat, stirring, until melted and smooth. Remove the bowl from the pan and allow to cool slightly; then stir in the sugar, followed by the egg yolks, one at a time, until blended.
  2. Put the egg whites in a mixing bowl with a pinch of salt and beat with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Gradually fold into the chocolate mixture, then pour into the prepared cake pan. Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until the edges appear set but the center still wobbles slightly. Leave to cool completely, then loosen the edges with a knife and release the springform. Dust with cocoa powder or confectioners' sugar before serving.
Tips:
  • Be careful not to overcook the mousse. If the center is still wobbly when you take it out of the oven, it will be deliciously gooey in the middle.

excerpted from:

Excerpted from The Illustrated Quick Cook.
Copyright © 2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited.
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