Mousse au Chocolat

Today I discovered that the most delicate and divine things indeed come in the smallest of sizes!

mousse au chocolat

When I was over at my friend Marie’s house for a cup of tea, she also offered me a little cup of her mousse au chocolat with fresh orange zest on top. Wow! The velvety feel and taste of the chocolate is indescribable!  And the orange zest just adds to the perfection. Just wow. Hats off Marie.

Continue for the recipe.



– 200 g 70% cocoa good quality dark chocolate
– 20 g butter
– 4 eggs, separated


1. Melt the chocolate in bain-marie style. Add the butter. Remove from heat.

2. Add the egg yolks one by one while whisking.

3. In a separate bowl, beat the egg white until they become stiff (blanc d’oeuf monté en neige)

4. Fold in the beaten egg white in two halves into the chocolate mixture. Blend well.

5. Pour the chocolate mousse into little glasses (verrines) or little bowls or shot glasses, whatever portion size you want.

6. Chill overnight. Serve with fresh orange zest on top for a divine taste.



4 thoughts on “Mousse au Chocolat

  1. Sonnenshine says:

    Yiiiii I have absolutely no excuse to try this one!! I bet it has a load of calories that can never be justified!!
    Ok, I’d better go buy the ingredients and worry later :-)

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