Mousse au Chocolat…. so quick to make, and yet so luscious!

I love to cook! so much so that I always want to have people over just to cook instead of going anywhere. The ambiance is more casual,  relax, and you get to eat really what you want ( since I am the one deciding on the menu;-)

Even though we had just returned from the beach last Friday and my laundry room was overfilled, I decided to have teddy’s brother over for a quick dinner. But what to cook? I had brought fresh shrimps from Charleston and purchased fresh vegetables so we were going to grill. EASY!!!! Summer is the best time to eat in. There are so many fresh vegetables to fix and grilling takes not time!

So I was set for the dinner part…. but what about dessert?! I love dessert and enjoy spending hours in the kitchen, but wanted something quick to make, and chocolatey…

So I settled for a chocolate mousse: It is easy, quick to make, requires very little ingredients ( only the worse one for your diet), and is extraordinary if you are a fan of chocolate like me;-)

Ingredients: 1 bag of bittersweet chocolate chips ( at least 70% cocoa), 3 oz of butter, 8 eggs ( separated), 1 pinch of salt, 3 oz of sugar.

First separate the egg whites from the yolks. Place the egg whites with the salt and the sugar in a container, and beat until the egg whites form dry peaks. Set aside. Meanwhile, in a bowl melt the butter and the chocolate ( either over simmering water or in the microwave). Mix the egg yolks in the chocolate mixture. When it is well mixed, start adding the egg whites. Add about 1/2 cup of beaten egg whites in the chocolate mixture and very slowly mix in with a spatula. You want to make circular movements from the outside of the bowl to the inside while being very delicate so as to not deflate the egg whites. Continue adding the egg whites in the chocolate mixture as mentioned above until all has been added. Pour in a large container. Cover with plastic wrap and let it chill for a minimum of 2 hours. To serve spoon or use a pastry bag to fill individual cups.

Bon Appetit and Happy Cooking!