The chocolate was blended …. And it was GOOD!!!!
Oh my (insert deity of your choice)!!!! WOW!!
Did I find the quickest, easiest recipe for a dreamy chocolate mouse I have ever, ever, EVER seen?
Well, yes thank you, I did.
This was in the April issue of Bon Appetite, and it ROCKS!!!
Blender Chocolate Mousse
1 cup of bittersweet chocolate chips. (I used Ghirardelli 60% cacao)
¾ cup water
2 Tablespoons sugar
¼ teaspoon instant espresso or coffee (I can’t find instant espresso here, I used coffee)
3 large egg whites.
Place chocolate in blender.
Bring water sugar and espresso powder to simmer in small saucepan. Stir to insure sugar is dissolved.
Pour water mixture over chocolate. COVER BLENDER and blend for 5 seconds.
Add egg whites and blend for 1 minute.
Pour into 4 prepared cups. (I used martini glasses)
Chill for about 2 hours.
Freak your ass out over how easy and delicious it is.
It should also be fairly low cal, and very low fat.
I suppose I might try it with cream instead of the water just to see, but it’s pretty damn good like it is.
UPDATE, 5-14-07 - My kids aren't crazy about dark chocolate, so this weekend at some friends house we tried this with milk chocolate morsels. It didn't work, it separated in the glass and never set up.