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Author Notes: I've tried many ways of making chocolate mousse, and this new one is by far the easiest and lightest that I've made so far. It's just whipped egg whites and melted chocolate, nothing else. I used to also mix in the egg yolks, but I find this version to be much more airy and less heavy. For fun and extra flavour I decorated it with cocoa powder, cocoa nibs and coarse sea salt. But this is truly optional, this mousse is delicious enough to be eaten on its own. —Eva in the Kitchen
grams dark chocolate
- Melt the chocolate (if you're patient enough: au bain marie. Or do what I always do, 1-2 minutes in the microwave at 600 W)
- Whisk the eggs until very stiff
- Mix a part (about 1/3) of it in with the chocolate, to get a smooth chocolate
- Fold in the rest of the egg whites, gently to not knock out all the air
- Spoon the mixture into the bowl(s) in which you want to serve it
- Place in the fridge for at least 1 hour
- Optional: dust with cocoa powder, and sprinkle with some cocoa nibs and coarse sea salt before serving
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Recipe with Egg Whites