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Mousse Au Chocolat

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Ingredients
  Egg yolks 4 (Room Temperature)
  Sugar 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Water 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Semi sweet chocolate pieces 6 Ounce (1 Cup, 1 Package)
  Butter 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Almond flavored liqueur/Rum 2 Tablespoon
  Egg whites 4 (Room Temperature)
  Cream of tartar 1⁄4 Teaspoon
Directions

In a small mixer bowl, beat egg yolks until thickened and lemon-colored.
Heat sugar and water in a small saucepan until mixture begins to boil.
Gradually pour hot mixture over egg yolks, beating constantly.
Heat chocolate pieces and butter until chocolate melts.
Stir in liqueur or rum; set aside.
Place bowl with egg yolk mixture in a pan with almost boiling water.
Beat egg yolk mixture 5 minutes or until doubled in volume.
Remove from hot water; beat another 5 minutes.
Pour into a large bowl.
Fold chocolate mixture into egg yolk mixture.
In a small bowl, beat egg whites with cream of tartar until stiff but not dry.
Fold beaten egg whites into chocolate mixture.
Spoon into a large serving bowl or dessert dishes.
Refrigerate several hours.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
French
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Chilling
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Chocolate
Interest: 
Party
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
40 Minutes

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