Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Chocolate Mousse (with no cream and yolks!)

Not surprisingly at all, my chocoholic son loves eating chocolate mousse. Having said that, my son has made numerous requests for me to make this super-easy dessert and yet, I have hardly make any for him.

Why? - You might ask. My main reason is because most of the chocolate mousse recipes that I have come across contain mainly cream (with 35% fat or above) and egg or egg yolks and making them in the minimal four serves are usually too much, rich and heavy for us to finish. Typically when we buy just one serve of chocolate mousse from shops, the very least amount of this rich dessert is usually so much easier for three of us to share and finish...


Then, I came across this recipe, Raymond Blanc's basic chocolate mousse from Angela's blog, My Golden Pear. Angela has found this fantastic chocolate mousse which contains only chocolate and egg whites which I'm really keen to try...

With 10g of added sugar in per serve
(or even less if you divide the servings further) and no cream at all, these chocolate mousse are not overly sweet and rich. Although I've made three serves of these light and fluffy 
chocolate mousse, the three of us still strangely prefer to share one serve and save the other two to share on tomorrow and the day after. Maybe we do like chocolate mousse and only like to eat it in a moderate amount without being overly indulged. Or maybe, we just like sharing... LOL!

Overall, I must say that I would highly recommend this if you are after a light and delicious chocolate mousse recipe. This is really good!

chocolate mousse no cream and yolks
Our chocolate mousse served with chocolate flakes
It is essential to make these with good quality chocolate.
Beating the egg whites for nice and fluffy mousse texture

Very light and creamy mixture
For a finishing touch, shave some chocolate flakes...
chocolate mousse no cream and yolks
... and sprinkle them generously on each serve of mousse

chocolate mousse no cream and yolks
Enjoy!
Here's the recipe from BBC food recipes
(with my modifications and notes in blue)


Ingredients

170g good-quality dark chocolate, minimum 60 % cocoa, roughly chopped

(I used Callebaut chocolate with 70% cocoa)
7 free-range egg whites
¼ tsp lemon juice
40g caster sugar

Method

1. Melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water (do not allow the base of the bowl to touch the water). Instead of using this method, I have used microwave with low power to melt my chocolate.

2. Whisk the egg whites and lemon juice in a large, clean bowl until they form soft peaks. The lemon juice will stabilise the egg whites, make them easier to work with and help to prevent over-whisking.

3. Add the sugar and continue to whisk until firm peaks form when the whisk is removed. Do not whisk beyond this stage - the egg white will start to collapse and separate into dry froth and runny liquid, and you'll lose all the air that you've whisked in.

4. When the chocolate has melted, remove the bowl from the heat.Whisk one-third of the egg whites into the hot chocolate quickly and vigorously, until thick and well combined - if you add the egg whites in too slowly, their cold temperature can make the hot chocolate seize, solidify and result in a lumpy mousse.

5. Fold the remaining egg whites into the chocolate mixture, using a spatula, until all of the egg white has been completely incorporated into the chocolate. Don't overmix at this stage as you'll knock out the air bubbles and the mousse will be dense.

6. Spoon the mousse mixture into four Martini glasses. Chill in the fridge for 2-3 hrs, or until set.


Note: Using 3/7 of the recipe, I have made 3 serves of chocolate mousse all divided with 3 glasses.

Enjoy this treat.

Don't forget to participate our Cook like a Star, Delia Smith blog hop event starting on 1st March 2013. This event is hosted by me, Bake for Happy Kids, Baby Sumo from Eat your heart out and Mich from Piece of Cake. Hope that you can be the trend-setter of this event. Good Luck!

 

51 comments:

  1. wow they are beautiful! Great! ;)

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  2. I guess I also would try making less, just because I would be the only one having it :D sounds mousse really great, looks so airy and light and only few ingredients.

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  3. Glad you liked it Zoe and thanks for the mention.

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  4. Hi Zoe, I am a silent reader of your blog who also lives in Melbourne. May I know where did you buy your valrhona choc from? Thanks, Yvonne

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    1. Hi Yvonne,

      I bought mine from this shop, http://www.kingandgodfree.com.au/ at Lygon st. I saw some at a shop located Chadstone too but can't remember the shop name.

      Zoe

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  5. oooo.......this is much better as this is made without any egg yolks. Me too, I hesitate to make any mousse dessert is because they called for egg yolks. This recipe is just great!

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  6. this looks amazing - I'm drooling looking at your pictures!
    Mary x

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  7. Mmmm.. Nothing quite like chocolate mousse! Delicious!

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  8. Awesome timing to use up those egg whites. BTW 7 egg whites is rough equil to how many gram? Bookmarked!

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  9. This is a great recipe with no cream and egg yolks, make me feel less guilty, hehe...

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  10. Mmmmm love chocolate mousse! Can this chocoholic aunty have some too ;)

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  11. Zoe, I guess I need to put baking to temporary halt after CNY. I need to a break from cookies and cakes and watch my diet.

    Your chocolate mousse will definite fail my diet plan.

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  12. Hi Zoe,

    This looks amazing! I love chocolate mousse but I don't like that fat that usually comes with it. Thanks for sharing.

    Helen

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  13. This looks wonderfully rich and decadent! LOve the fact its healthier...

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  14. Oh No! I must, I must make it, even though I vowed to myself to loose weight just 10 minutes ago. Thank you for the simple yet nice chocolate recipe.

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  15. I like this light and easy chocolate mousse. So happen that I have expiring chocolate and extra egg white to clear in my fridge but I am puzzled if it is safe to serve toddler raw egg white.

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  16. Delicious chocolate mousse Zoe, that too without cream and yolks. Now I know why your prince requested this.

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  17. Yum, your chocolate mousse looks absolutely gorgeous :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  18. Zoe , any leftover ? :D The last pic looks really lickable *sigh* lol

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  19. Wow without egg yolks, awesome, luvd it dear.

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  20. Goodness, that looks awesome! Yum yum! No yolks means much healither, will definitely try this since my kiddos love puddings and mousse. :)

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  21. It looks just heavenly. I find it a perfect dessert :)

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  22. The texture looks really nice & smooth. I made this once and you just tempted me to make it again. YUmmm....
    Kristy

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  23. HI Zoe! That looks easy enough for me to handle.. :D

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  24. Zoe, I am so tempted to try making this mousse. It looks so yummy!

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  25. Lovely chocolaty dessert, Zoe! I'm surprised that your son would want to share! I would have thought that he would want it all to himself! Haha! Mommy taught him well all about sharing! :)

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  26. A simple chocolate mousse recipe, that´s always welcome. It looks gorgeous Zoe! And I always have leftover whites.

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  27. Such an easy treat! Looks velvety!

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  28. yes, this certainly sounds delicious and sharing is even more delicious!!

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  29. Beautiful mousse! And much lighter than many recipes. Not that I won't eat a regular chocolate mousse - I will, alas - but this is much more sensible. Good stuff - thanks.

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  30. Beautiful chocolate mousse! A delice!

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    1. No entirely eggless... There is egg whites in these.

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  32. oh this looks like it has the perfect consistency! beautiful!

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  33. I've only made chocolate mousse once, and I feel like it didn't make enough!

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  34. Hi Zoe,
    I have link back my pineapple tarts post to Little Thumbs Up Event.
    Thanks for inviting :)

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  35. Zoe,
    Oh! this looks so tempting...
    No cream, no yolks..
    I have some egg whites sitting in the freezer, i would love to try this
    We love sharing too!!

    mui

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  36. I agree with you that most chocolate mousse is a bit heavy. Since my husband is not that into heavy dessert, this will be a great try! Maybe I have to start making now. Nommm....

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  37. WOW, it looks INCREDIBLE, Zoe!

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  38. There is nothing wrong with sharing! Though when it comes to chocolate mousse, I don't like to share. These looks lovely, very light and chocolatey. I have to say though, I do like the one with cream aswell :)

    Nazneen

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  39. Have you ever tried making chocolate mousse with avocados? So good! It's another great alternative to the super fatty mousse.
    (As for lavendar, I use lavendar soap and no, baking with lavendar when done right does not taste like it. lol)

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  40. So tempting & inviting! How can anyone resist, certainly not me ! LOL

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  41. This looks so so tempting, wanna try right away.

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  42. Ooooh! No cream, yolks or gelatine - it was amazing. Do you think i could make a lemon mousse or have an idea of how to go about it? Gets soooo hot here in Korea that we love lemon desserts.

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    1. Hi,

      I have not tried making any non-chocolate kind of mousse with no cream, yolks and gelatin before and can't really suggest any recipe or idea at this point of time. Sorry!

      Zoe

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