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Dark Chocolate Almond Mousse

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Here’s a fantastic dessert for Valentine’s Day or anytime of the year. This recipe does include raw eggs which can cause some people to get sick. If you have a problem with raw eggs this is not a recipe for you.
Ingredients
  Sweetened bitter chocolate 180 Gram, chopped finely
  Unsalted butter 2 Tablespoon
  Almond extract 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Whipping cream 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs), chilled (1 cup for the mousse 1/2 cup for garnish)
  Eggs 3 Large, separated
  Confectioners sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Dark chocolate 2 Tablespoon, shaved (FOR GARNISH)
  Orange peel 6 Small, curled (FOR GARNISH)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Beat the cream until it forms soft peaks. Do not overbeat it. Refrigerate it.
2. In a bowl, beat the egg whites until soft peaks are formed.
3. Place the chocolate, butter and almond extract in a bowl over boiling water. Melt the chocolate – stirring constantly. Turn off the heat and remove the bowl from over the pan.
4. FOR GARNISH: Whip the cream until starting to stiffen. Add the sugar. Whip until stiff peaks form. Refrigerate.

MAKING
5. When the chocolate is warm and no longer hot add the egg yolks. Whisk in the egg yolks into the chocolate.
6. Gently fold in 1/3 of the whipped cream. Fold in half of the beaten egg whites.
7. Carefully incorporate the ingredients (Use a rubber spatula).
8. Add the remaining egg whites and the cream. Fold softly until all of the ingredients are well mixed.
9. Divide the mousse into six ramekins or dessert glasses. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
10. Just before serving, whip the remaining 1/2 cup of whipping cream with confectioner's sugar for garnish.

SERVING
11. Take the refrigerated ramekins; put a dollop of whipped cream on top of each one. Garnish with chocolate shavings and orange peel and serve.

TIPS
The chocolate needs to cool down a bit but should not get cold. Test a little bit on the inside of your wrist.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
French
Course: 
Dessert
Taste: 
Sweet
Method: 
Whisking
Dish: 
Mousse
Occasion: 
Valentines Day
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Almond
Interest: 
Party
Preparation Time: 
250 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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