Chocolate Amaretti Mousse

Preparation info

  • Serves

    8

    • Difficulty

      Medium

    • Ready in

      4 hr 30

Appears in

The Chocolate Lover's Cookbook

The Chocolate Lover's Cookbook

By Patricia Lousada

Published 1987

  • About

A good chocolate mousse is always appreciated and this is an exceptionally nice one. The crushed amaretti biscuits at the bottom of the mousse make the last mouthfuls a delicious surprise.

Ingredients

  • 150 g (5 oz) plain chocolate, cut into small pieces
  • 2 tablespoons rum

Method

Melt the chocolate, rum or brandy, coffee and cocoa powder in the top of a double saucepan set over simmering water. Stir until the mixture is smooth. Remove the mixture from the heat and whisk in the egg yolks, one at a time. Using a very clean bowl, preferably a copper one, whisk the egg whites with a tiny pinch of salt until they are stiff. Fold a quarter of the whites into the chocolate to