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Do eggs make chocolate mousse lighter or more dense? More eggs means?

asked by Brooke La Saulle almost 4 years ago
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Kristy Mucci

Kristy is an expert at making things pretty and a former Associate Editor of Food52.

added almost 4 years ago

If you whip egg whites and fold them in, they will make it lighter. Using whole eggs will make it richer.

added almost 4 years ago

Yah. Separated, eggs are a magical force. The amount you whip and consequently handle the mousse has the most to do with tenderness, maybe the latter more than the former. If you are aggressively mixing in the egg whites, the mousse will be dense and pudding like. The proper folding technique will allow the most supple, airy mousse possible.