Dessert: friendly enough for a gluten intolerant friend. I started out making a flourless chocolate torte but it was a new recipe and it wasn't a trusted source. After 30 minutes in the oven, I knew something was wrong so I decided to abandoned it and go with something I knew was fail proof…..hmmm….bananas foster or chocolate moussse? I went with the mousse. This is one of the easiest mousse recipes ever:
3 1/2 ounces bittersweet chocolate (60% cacao)
3 eggs, room temperature, separated
2 1/2 teaspoons sugar
Pinch of salt
3/4 cup chilled heavy whipping cream
Melt chocolate in doublle boiler. Remove bowl from water, add yolks and whisk. In mixer, beat egg whites with a pinch of salt to soft peaks. Gradually add 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar. Beat constantly until medium, firm, glossy peaks form. Fold 1/4 cup of beaten whites into the chocolate mixture until incorporated and then fold in the rest of the whites. Divide among four bowls, cover and chill at least 4 hours or overnight. Before serving, beat heavy cream with 1 teaspoon sugar until peaks form. Top mousse with cream, garnish with berries or shaved chocolate.
and fluffy :)