Julia Child's Chocolate Mousse Recipe

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Submitted by chrismarieo

Makes 8 servings



Julia Child's classic Chocolate Mousse recipe

Recipe Ingredients for Julia Child's Chocolate Mousse

6 ounces semisweet chocolate
6 ounces unsalted butter
1/4 cup coffee
4 large eggs
2/3 cup sugar
2 tablespoons dark rum
1 tablespoon water
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Recipe Directions for Julia Child's Chocolate Mousse

  1. Heat a saucepan one-third full with hot water, and in a bowl set on top, melt together the chocolate, butter and coffee, stirring over the barely simmering water, until smooth. Remove from heat.

  2. Fill a large bowl with ice water and set aside.

  3. In a bowl large enough to nest securely on the saucepan of simmering water, whisk the yolks of the eggs with the 2/3 cup of sugar, rum, and water for about 3 minutes until the mixture is thick, like runny mayonnaise. (You can also use a handheld electric mixer.)

  4. Remove from heat and place the bowl of whipped egg yolks within the bowl of ice water and beat until cool and thick, as shown in the photo above. Then fold the chocolate mixture into the egg yolks.

  5. In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites with the salt until frothy. Continue to beat until they start to hold their shape. Whip in the tablespoon of sugar and continue to beat until thick and shiny, but not completely stiff, then the vanilla.

  6. Fold one-third of the beaten egg whites into the chocolate mixture, then fold in the remainder of the whites just until incorporated, but don?t overdo it or the mousse will lose volume.

  7. Transfer the mousse to a serving bowl or divide into serving dishes, and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, until firm.

Categories

Dessert

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 97.4g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
363
Calories from Fat
235
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
26.1g
40%
Saturated Fat
15.5g
78%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
152mg
51%
Sodium
234mg
10%
Potassium
121mg
3%
Total Carbohydrates
30.3g
10%
Dietary Fiber
1.3g
5%
Sugars
28.5g
Protein
4.2g
Vitamin A 13% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 3% Iron 6%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
F
    Bad points
  • Very high in saturated fat
  • High in cholesterol
  • High in sugar
  • Contains alcohol
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