Friday, May 13, 2011

Chocolate Mousse

It's Friday the Thirteenth, and Hubby is away playing Dungeons and Dragons with his friends. This has been such a long and stressful week. No new mixer to ease my anxious heart, but now it's time to relax and recoup. Maybe next week will yield a better outcome, with the new mixer.

What is a girl to do to ease the work week into the weekend? Watch NCIS and make something with chocolate, cream and a little alcohol. With an Ann Rule Book to devour afterwords.
chocolate Mousse

Chocolate Mousse Inspired by The Happy Home.


  • 4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, chopped

  • 2 tablespoons Rum

  • 3 large egg whites

  • 1/4 cup sugar

  • 1/3 cup chilled whipping cream


  • Start by melting the chocolate in the rum over low heat. Melt until shiny and smooth.

Melting Chocolate with rum

  • Next, whip three egg whites on high speed or arm power, until soft peaks form.

  • Slowly add the quarter cup of sugar until the whites are stiff, but not dry.

Beating Egg Whites

  • Drizzle the cooled chocolate over the whipped eggs, and fold in gently.

  • Dish the mousse into cups or martini glasses.

  • Fridge for six hours, or until stiff. I lasted an hour before I ate the first one!

  • Before serving, whip 1/3 cup heavy cream into whipped cream sprinkled with a little sugar to sweeten it up.

  • Top the mousse with the whipped cream, and enjoy!

Whipping Cream

Bon App├ętit



  1. Sorry you've had such a stressful week, dear. Jeff's BBQing tomorrow if you'd like to come over for meat.

  2. oh, gosh. i never thought of making it with RUM! you're brilliant!

  3. It was so good. I've made it several times since then.


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