Mousseline Au Chocolat #CookforJulia #SundaySupper

Today at #SundaySupper we are joining in on the #CookforJulia celebrations being hosted by PBS Food to celebrate Julia’s 100th birthday. It is such an honour to celebrate someone whom I share a vision with. Julie Child believes, like I do, that anyone can learn to cook. So even though I knew I was going to be away in Turkey during the event I wanted to participate in. And in honour of Julia and I’s vision, that everyone can learn to cook, I challenged myself to make something that I have always been afraid of trying, chocolate mousse. There is something about mousse that seemed foreboding, so much so that I just didn’t want to mess with it. It didn’t help that for most of my life I didn’t even like chocolate so I wasn’t even tempted by it. But this time it felt up to the challenge. I won’t lie the result wasn’t perfect, the consistency of my mousse was a lot firmer then think it should have been, but the taste was rich and delightful. Be aware that this uses raw eggs so try and use as fresh of eggs as you can get. I am fortunate in that I have fresh eggs from my mother-in-laws hens.

Mousseline Au Chocolat

4 egg yolks
170g (3/4 c.) instant sugar (very finely granulated)
59mL (1/4 c.) orange liqueur
170g (6 oz) semi-sweet chocolate
4 Tbsp strong coffee
170g (6 oz) softened unsalted butter
4 egg whites
pinch salt
1 Tbsp sugar
finely diced, glazed orange peel (optional)


Beat the egg yolks and sugar together until mixture is thick, pale yellow, and falls back upon itself forming a slowly dissolving ribbon. Beat in the orange liqueur.

Set mixing bowl over the not­ quite simmering water and continue beating for 3 to 4 minutes until the mixture is foamy and hot.
Then beat over cold water for 3 to 4 minutes until the mixture is cool. It should have a consistency similar to mayonnaise.

Melt chocolate with coffee over hot water.

That the chocolate off of the heat and beat in the butter, to make a smooth cream.

Beat the chocolate into the egg yolks and sugar.

Beat the egg whites and salt until soft peaks are formed; sprinkle on the sugar and beat until stiff peaks are formed.

Gently stir in the egg whites a little at a time. You want to maintain as much air as possible so just gently fold in the egg whites with a metal spoon until it is mixed through.

Turn into serving dish, dessert cups, or petits pots and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight.

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21 Responses to Mousseline Au Chocolat #CookforJulia #SundaySupper

  1. Mousse is the one thing I have yet to try and you did yours absolutely stunning! Thank you so much for cooking this #SS :))

  2. Renee says:

    Thanks for sharing this recipe and I hope you are having a wonderful time on your vacation in Turkey.

  3. Amber says:

    What a beautiful recipe! Thank you for sharing this recipe with us! It will be on my shopping list for this week!

  4. Tora Estep says:

    Chocolate mousse is my favorite dessert, bar none. Thanks for sharing the recipe and the technique. I definitely need to try this. (And thankfully, I have a source of excellent and fresh eggs.)

  5. Your photos and recipe are just divine! Perfect job!

  6. What a great job, Laura! Looks delicious!

  7. Well, it sure LOOKS perfect! I haven’t had a good chocolate mousse in ages…I’m really wishing everybody’s dishes were right in front of me – so tasty!

  8. Sarah says:

    Ohhh, why did I see this before eating lunch?? I personally hate runny mousses so extra firmness doesn’t bug me at all!

  9. Excellent recipe, I love the mix of chocolate, orange and coffee! A good chocolate mousse recipe is a must. I´m filing this one!

  10. Lovely chocolate mousse!! I think a firm mousse is what makes it so divine. Delish!

  11. Amy Kim says:

    Beautiful! You are so lucky to have fresh eggs so accessible!

  12. Kim Bee says:

    Okay seriously, I just want to mount a diving board over this and jump on in.

  13. sunithi says:

    Love chocolate and this looks divine ! Thanks for sharing :) Will be making this !

  14. Very nicely done! I love that you have such awesome access to fresh eggs. I’m sure you’ve put them to good use other than mousse – which looks really delish!

  15. Sarah says:

    I should have gone straight to Julia’s recipe when I made mousse. Looks so much more thicker than how mine turned out. I’ll keep it filed in my brain for next time. Great job!

  16. I just made her chocolate mousse for the first time and I must say it was pretty awesome! Love this!

  17. Katy says:

    This looks gorgeous! I really need to try making mousse – thanks for the recipe!

  18. Renee says:

    That really looks perfect consistency to me, and I love chocolate. I will take two please. :)

  19. RedKathy says:

    Chocolate and coffee, my favorite flavors! Rich and heavenly I am sure, this is one recipe I really have to try.

    Have a wonderful week!

  20. I think your mousse came out beautifully, and there’s definitely a range of thickness I’ve tried. Flavor gets the trump vote anyway, and it sounds just delicious. My husband loves chocolate – I’ll have to make this one for him :-)

  21. Eh? A little salmonella never hurt anyone. Ok, maybe that’s not true, but it’s never stopped me from enjoying fresh dressings made with uncooked eggs nor cookie dough. This looks equally delicious.

    Jamie @ http://www.mamamommymom.com

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