"You can use it to make a soufflé, a traditional chocolate mousse cake or a cream puff filling," chef Richard Grausman says of his mousse. "And with the variety of chocolates available today, you can make a mint chocolate mousse, an orange chocolate mousse, a coffee chocolate mousse—you name it."
Servings: Serves 6
Ingredients 4 ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate , coarsely chopped4 tablespoons unsalted butter , sliced4 large eggs , separated1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
In a heavy saucepan over low heat, heat chocolate and butter, stirring occasionally, until melted. Remove chocolate mixture from heat and whisk in egg yolks, one at a time, until blended. Transfer to a large bowl and set aside.
In the bowl, beat egg whites with an electric mixer at medium speed until foamy. Add cream of tartar; beat until stiff peaks form.
With a rubber spatula, gently fold one-third of beaten whites into chocolate mixture. Fold in remaining whites until mixture is just smooth and blended.
Pour mousse into a serving bowl or individual glasses. Cover and refrigerate until firm, at least 4 hours or overnight.