Chocolate mousse

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15 July 2021  |  Bakeries, Patisseries, Gastronomy, Recipes

Chocolate mousse, an easy dessert to make during the holidays

During the holidays, with family or friends, here is an easy and quick dessert to make. The "homemade" chocolate mousse is a real delight to enjoy during your meals on the terrace in the garden or by the swimming pool.

The origin

Chocolate mousse made its appearance in the 18th century. It is a Swiss cook of Louis XVI, Charles Fazi, who would have invented the recipe.

It will be called Mousse au Chocolat in 1820 by another chef named Menon.


Preparation time is approximately 15 minutes. The recipe is for 4 people.

The ingredients

You need to:

  • 3 eggs

  • 100 g of dark chocolate dessert

  • 1 sachet of vanilla sugar

The preparation

  1. Take the eggs and separate the whites from the yolks. Add a pinch of salt to the whites.

  2. In a microwave (2 min at 500 Wh), melt the chocolate. Then add the egg yolks and the vanilla sugar and mix everything together.

  3. Beat the egg whites until stiff with a mixer (They are ready when when you turn the bowl upside down, the egg whites do not fall).

  4. Gradually fold the egg whites into the chocolate mixture until a uniform mixture is obtained. Preferably use a spatula.

  5. Place in verrines or leave in the salad bowl and let stand in the refrigerator for 3 hours.

Bonne dégustation!

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Virginie Erre

After gaining a Masters Degree from the Panthéon Sorbonne, I worked as a real-estate agent for luxury properties and now am a manager with Pure France high quality holiday rentals. I am also a yoga instructor.

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