Mocha Mousse with Sichuan Peppercorns Recipe

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Submitted by karmin26

Makes 4 servings



In an intriguing play on the combination of chocolate and chiles, this rich mousse gets its faint tingle from Sichuan peppercorns. Active time: 15 min Start to finish: 4 hr (includes chilling) Equipment: a mortar and pestle or an electric coffee/spice grinder; 4 (4- to 5-ounces) serving glasses or ramekins Accompaniment: lightly sweetened whipped cream

Recipe Ingredients for Mocha Mousse with Sichuan Peppercorns

1/4 teaspoon peppercorns, Sichuan
1/3 cup heavy cream
1 1/2 teaspoon coffee beans, ground
4 ounces chocolate, 70%-cacao bittersweet chopped
3 large egg whites
1 tablespoon sugar

Recipe Directions for Mocha Mousse with Sichuan Peppercorns

  1. Grind peppercorns with mortar and pestle.

  2. Bring cream, coffee, and pepper to a simmer in a small saucepan. Remove from heat and let steep, covered, 30 minutes. Strain cream through a fine-mesh sieve into a bowl, pressing on solids.

  3. Melt chocolate in a large bowl. Stir in cream. Cool slightly.

  4. Beat egg whites with sugar using an electric mixer until they just hold stiff peaks. Fold into chocolate mixture gently but thoroughly.

  5. Spoon mousse into glasses and chill at least 3 hours.

  6. Cooks' notes:

  7. ?The egg whites in this recipe are not cooked.

  8. ?Mousse can be chilled up to 3 days.

Categories

Dessert

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 68.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
211
Calories from Fat
109
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
12.1g
19%
Saturated Fat
8.1g
40%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
20mg
7%
Sodium
67mg
3%
Potassium
156mg
4%
Total Carbohydrates
20.5g
7%
Dietary Fiber
0.9g
4%
Sugars
17.9g
Protein
5.0g
Vitamin A 4% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 6% Iron 4%
* 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
C
  Good points
  • Low in sodium
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
  • Very high in sugar
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