Rich Chocolate Mousse Recipe

8 oz semisweet chocolate chips 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 tablespoon vanilla Pinch of salt 3 large eggs, separated 1⁄3 cup granulated white sugar 1 cup chilled heavy whipping cream

Ingredients

Melt the chocolate and butter together either in the microwave or a double boiler. Allow to slightly cool.

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In a large bowl using electric beaters, beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form. Gradually add in sugar and continue to whip until glossy.

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In another bowl, beat heavy cream until it holds soft peaks.

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Fold the egg yolk, vanilla and salt into the slightly cooled chocolate. Then gently fold in 1/3 of the whipped cream to lighten it.

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Fold in the whipped egg whites just until incorporated. Then gently fold the remaining whipped cream.

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Divide mousse evenly into 4-6 dessert dishes and refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving. 

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Garnish with chocolate shavings just before eating if desired.

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