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 Chocolate Mousse(1)


- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter, cut into small inch pieces
- 5 eggs, separated
- 1/4 cup water
- 250 g. bittersweet (not unsweetened) or semisweet chocolate, chopped

1. Place 1\4 cup sugar, butter, egg yolks and 1\4 cup water in a large metal bowl. Whisk to blend.
2. Set bowl over saucepan of simmering water; whisk constantly until the mixture is thick, about 3 minutes.
Add chocolate and whisk until melted and smooth. Remove from water.
4. Beat egg whites in a large bowl until soft peaks form. Gradually add remaining sugar and beat until stiff but not dry.
5. Fold 1/2 of the whites into warm chocolate mixture. Then fold in remaining egg whites.
6. Spoon chocolate mousse into serving dish and decorate with whip cream. Chill until set, at least 5 hours or overnight.
Serves: 6