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4-minute Chocolate Mousse
by scoochmaroo on July 13, 2009 Table of Contents Author: scoochmaroo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . License: Attribution Non-commercial Share Alike (by-nc-sa) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Intro: 4-minute Chocolate Mousse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WARNING: THE FOLLOWING RECIPE IS EXTREMELY ADDICTIVE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . YOU'LL ALWAYS BE FOUR MINUTES or so FROM ABSOLUTE DECADENCE!! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . step 1: Ingredients . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brits, etc. use: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yanks, etc. use: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . UPDATE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . step 2: Cream + Chocolate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . step 3: Egg white + Sugar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . step 4: Fold together and Devour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Related Instructables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Advertisements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Comments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 4 5 7 8 8 8

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WARNING: THE FOLLOWING RECIPE IS EXTREMELY ADDICTIVE "But Scooch. I realized I'd have to stop and take pictures and make notes along the way. and the 8th square you can shave for garnish (or munch on to keep your cravings at a minimum while whipping this up) 10oz heavy whipping cream (I was lucky enough to find a very charming British grocery in SF where we had a ball of a time picking up yummy snacks and double cream!) 1/4 cup extra-fine granulated sugar (not powdered sugar!). Keep the ingredients on hand! YOU'LL ALWAYS BE FOUR MINUTES or so FROM ABSOLUTE DECADENCE!! step 1: Ingredients Here's the recipe in its original British. Also. I'm sure that after a couple stabs at this recipe. So I enlisted my trusty assistant (who was also able to help me translate the Britishisms) to help out so that we could get a better idea of the time. It went VERY fast. have I mentioned yet how DEADLY DELICIOUS this is? I could eat about two spoonfuls before I was down for the count.com/id/4-minute-Chocolate-Mousse/ . Brits. four minutes would be no problem at all. I really wouldn't be the best judge of the passage of time here. Then. and then followed with an American translation. of course. or just grind up regular granulated sugar in a food processor or coffee grinder. to garnish 2 tbsp Amaretto or other liqueur (optional) Yanks. I thought so too.Author: scoochmaroo Author: scoochmaroo My blog Editor of the Food and Living channels. You have to try this! It's worth every single minute of effort. use: 100g dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids) broken up into pieces 300ml double cream 50g caster sugar 1 large egg white chocolate shavings. etc. This is going to be a new staple in our household.could it possibly be done in four minutes without the use of a microwave? I had to find out. So I decided to take this recipe to task . If you like what you see. subscribe to me! License: Attribution Non-commercial Share Alike (by-nc-sa) Intro: 4-minute Chocolate Mousse This incredibly decadent." you say. etc. luxurious chocolate mousse recipe comes to us from Gordon Ramsay (to whom I lovingly refer as Angry Chef). "Restaurant-quality chocolate mousse in four minutes?! Sound too good to be true?" Yeah.instructables. use: 4oz bar of high-quality dark chocolate (I used Ghiradelli). You'll use 7 of the 8 squares. Caster sugar is just http://www.

Just a note: Chefs say that using a copper bowl to beat egg whites will make them higher and lighter. Meringue powder can be used to replace egg whites in your recipe if egg white is beaten with sugar before adding to ingredients. water and 1/4 cup minus 1 teaspoon of the sugar.really fine sugar. (A stand mixer makes this whole process much easier.) Gradually add the rest of sugar and continue whipping at high speed for 5 minutes until meringue is stiff and dry. try substituting in meringue powder! From user HollyMeeker: 2 teaspoons Wilton Meringue Powder 2 tablespoons cold water 1/4 cup super fine sugar (Use the recipe's suggestion to make the granulated sugar fine.) In a large bowl. if you are not able to acquire pasteurized eggs. DO NOT USE POWDERED SUGAR 1 large egg white chocolate shavings. Use according to your recipe.com/id/4-minute-Chocolate-Mousse/ .instructables. combine meringue powder. Holly! http://www. or are concerned about having an egg white in the recipe. to garnish 2 tbsp Amaretto or other liqueur (optional) Tools Hand-held electric mixer Bowl inside another bowl filled with ice water Scale to measure ingredients (opt) UPDATE As suggested by many a viewer. Makes the the equivalent of one egg white. Whip at high speed for 5 minutes. Thanks.

beat the mixture to soft peaks. I'll let you make up your own mind about it. Pour the mixture into a bowl set over a large bowl of iced water and add the rest of the cream and Amaretto.weight is always a more accurate way to measure than volume step 2: Cream + Chocolate It's difficult to chronicle the order of events. stir in chocolate pieces until smooth http://www. but I prefer them in reverse order. heat half of the cream until it begins to boil Note: this happens faster if you preheat the saucepan before adding the cream Turn off the heat. Cream just begins to boil Image Notes 1. if using. Using a hand-held electric whisk. Angry Chef recommends this step before the next. add the chocolate pieces and stir until the chocolate has melted and the mixture is smooth.com/id/4-minute-Chocolate-Mousse/ .instructables. Image Notes 1. Break the chocolate into small pieces and set aside.Image Notes 1. In a small saucepan. Remove the bowl from the iced water. measuring sugar .

and continue whisking to a soft meringue. Add the sugar.instructables. mix in remaining cream Image Notes 1. http://www. beautiful soft peaks step 3: Egg white + Sugar Separate egg white into a bowl Whisk the egg white with a hand-held electric beater until stiff peak. pour over ice water to stop the cooking Image Notes 1.com/id/4-minute-Chocolate-Mousse/ . a tablespoon at a time.Image Notes 1.

remove egg yolk from white by pouring egg back and forth between shell halves.Image Notes 1. add sugar a bit at a time http://www. allowing the white to flow into the bowl below Image Notes 1.com/id/4-minute-Chocolate-Mousse/ . stiff peaks Image Notes 1. beat on HIGH Image Notes 1.instructables.

then spoon or pipe into chilled serving glasses. Top with chocolate shavings or cookies or mint sprigs! Try not to eat the whole thing at once or you may require a trip to hospital With enough practice (and believe me. meringuey! step 4: Fold together and Devour Carefully fold the meringue through the chocolate mixture. once you try this. you'll be more than willing to Try. maybe cut yourself a break and allow at least 10! This is even better after chilling! NOM http://www.com/id/4-minute-Chocolate-Mousse/ .instructables. I'm sure you can pare this process down to four minutes. Try Again!). But for the first time.Image Notes 1.

com/id/4-minute-Chocolate-Mousse/ . I had thought about using milk chocolate. assuming that my friends don't drop dead of a heart attack after eating this for dessert tonight. Live and learn. The next time I make it I will put the cream in a much deeper bowl. As I was stirring the chocolate into the hot cream I realized that this would make a great ice cream base. I can think of so many different flavorings to add. 2009. Many lessons were learned making this for the first time. I piped the dessert into plastic wine glasses. 8:18 AM REPLY Smoochmaroo. I'm including some photos since I know you'll want to see what my efforts looked like.instructables. Since I'm going to a friend's house and I don't know how many extra kids there will be I doubled the recipe. If I have any leftover I'm going to try freezing it to see if I can make a mousse ice cream. The mousse splattered everywhere as I mixed it until it started to thicken. http://www. After I got the mousse made I pulled out my fancy cake decorating gun so that the heat from my hands wouldn't melt the cream in a pastry bag. but it would never have had the fantastic flavor that dark chocolate gives this dessert. I see that I should have put a small cookie in the bottom of the glass to keep the mousse from sinking into the stem. I will make it again that is for certain. Just add in the sugar and some vanilla to the cream instead of the egg whites and put into an icecream maker after you've cooled the cream in the ice water bath.Related Instructables Chocolate Mousse by Whaleman Chocolate Chocolate (guide) by scoochmaroo Valentines Treats (guide) by Instructables Guides Top Ten GlutenFree Dessert Recipes (guide) by scoochmaroo Easy Recipes (guide) by Instructables Guides Chocolate Covered Squid Valentine's Day Candy From the Sea by noahw Advertisements Comments 50 comments Add Comment view all 192 comments HollyHarken says: Aug 1. OMG this is a killer dessert! I made it last night after emailing you to ask how much it makes. Maybe I shouldn't start on high speed. I was smart enough to put the ice bowl in the sink so that I wouldn't have to deal with water spilling everywhere. Each serving is just under 4 ounces and I ended up with 10 & 1/2 glasses. I've come to realize that I should have allowed the mousse to chill overnight and then piped the dessert into the glasses so that it would have held the piping shape better.

2010. not much to complain about tough. Maybe something like creme de leite would work..instructables. I can even find it here where I can'f find very many other less common things. just a little funky doubt I have. 7:15 PM REPLY In Canada you can buy cartons of pasteurized egg white in 250 ml containers. 8:49 PM REPLY hey. 11:08 AM REPLY Oh Holly! Thank you so much for the time you took to document your efforts. 9:04 AM REPLY At Liberty says: I'm guessing it's b/c powdered sugar has cornstarch in it. I'll let you know =] HazelPethig says: Jun 30. and the dictionaire from google translator said double cream is something like the anoyng thing that spots at top from milk when you let them boil. Feb 27. though: Should I make an advance appointment with the hospital emergency room? :?) marinekid says: Nov 25. since english isn't my fist language. 2009. 2010. this was my first though.. but after seeing how easy this is. 11:48 PM REPLY Yup. be sure to read the carton. 2010. :D Do you have to use dark chocolate? Feb 13. 2:07 PM REPLY maurice1993 says: Jul 15. hehehe so.... good question.. we can substitute heavy whipping cream.. the anoyng creme de leite. 3:06 PM REPLY ander says: Jul 21. Your not like me and lactose intolerant are you? I have to take various pills and medications before consumption of any lactose-containing product. but I'll try it out the same way when I can find some time.. 4:55 PM REPLY brooklynlord says: I don't think so. (some..com/id/4-minute-Chocolate-Mousse/ . scoochmaroo says: Great tip! I didn't know that. Iuse these to make meringue... Jun 23.not only I discovered a cake cover. 11:05 AM REPLY yeah. but my 'ice cream' was ruined. or its internal gymnastics for a few days http://www. double creams means.. I'm wondering. Double cream is just a heavy (very heavy) cream. what? scoochmaroo says: Jul 16. like my dad like this thing. if I could only find tomato paste in a tube.. So. 2010. but using that might get it super-sweet. if it works. 2010. 2010.. great for meringues and other recipes that call for raw egg whites brooklynlord says: Why can't you use powdered sugar? Feb 27. surprise . it's just chocolate mousse.scoochmaroo says: Aug 1.. 2010. would fruit work to? Sep 7. 2010. I know your trials will be helpful to everyone who tried this recipe. but I do not) is that right? cause I tried out some ice cream recipe that needed double cream and.. 2010. 8:54 AM REPLY Ooh. the cake was amazing with that cover. at portuguese. 2010. 4:53 AM REPLY Tori^sStory says: I've never made mousse before. 2009.. 12:36 AM REPLY why. Feb 25. 2010. Where do you live? Perhaps we could trade your pastuerized egg whites for my tomato paste in a tube! Feb 25. looks pretty fabulous. Your desserts look amazing! Let me know how further adventures go! Meesy7 says: Instead of chocolate... 1:01 PM REPLY Pasturized egg whites can be purchase in the US in cartons in the egg section.. I can also find non-pasturized egg whites in a carton.. In the States. 2009. Now. 4:16 PM REPLY Darcy777 says: FYI to anyone who hasn't noticed this yet. maurice1993 says: Jul 16.

Add some alcohol to it. and we used to raise both ducks and chickens. you might want to try coconut cream. not milk. or espresso. and the texture is dense and smooth (more like a thick pudding than a mousse). but you might need to tinker. like Amaretto or rum. 2010.. 2010. 2010. 'what if?' i think i mixed them at about a 1:1 ratio. 11:40 AM REPLY Zaphod Beeblebrox says: there is a guy at our starbucks who looks EXACTLY like gordon ramsey!!!!!!! Jan 19. dairy-free alternative though.com/id/4-minute-Chocolate-Mousse/ .. It would be fun to do a blind taste test with my kids :0) Jan 9. duck babies. 2:05 AM REPLY Looks deeeeeeeeelicious. it looks delicious.. 7:45 PM REPLY Jyssa says: Feb 5.instructables. 2010. you can do the same with pureed silken (japanese) tofu. 2010. I had an open box of coconut cream in my fridge and a pan of melted chocolate on the stove one day and thought. mmm that sound REALLY good. 2010. 2010. 10:15 AM REPLY goeon says: Delicious . pour it into cups and then cool in the fridge. 3:52 PM REPLY mdeblasi1 says: Jan 13. now I can make some for the whole family! prickly vegan says: Feb 5. and most won't even guess it's tofu! Mehehehful says: Feb 4.. Thats great though thanks. it's amazingly easy and probably just as addictive (and just as fattening!). 2010. if you're also looking for a lower fat version. Love it! Feb 14.prickly vegan says: Feb 2. The flavor mixes well with chocolate.. with a bit of added sugar. Jan 9. but can anyone tell me if they taste like eggs from hens? bluesquirrel says: I've never been able to find a difference personally. porcupinemamma says: Dec 17. 3:48 PM REPLY mmmmgghhmmmgmgmhhhmm. 7:24 PM REPLY porcupinemamma says: Thanks :0). whip it up. i'm not trying to 'de-dairify' this lovely mousse recipe. It's a great treat for a vegan. Silly off-topic question. maybe some brandied ganash (sp?) on top. 2010. no cholesterol or tummy-upsetting lactose. (might be worth a try though.. could be good!) If you need an egg-free. 8:24 PM REPLY komecake says: Mmmm. we usually use almond milk but coconut cream. the best thing I've eaten in a while Feb 13. Just slowly add the cold coconut cream to the slightly cooled (warm) melted chocolate. 2:05 PM REPLY Romado12187 says: This would be good with Cocoa Krispies sprinkled on top Jan 20. 2009.going to go make additioins to my shopping list now! This sounds SO yumptious :) guillotine says: i had a hard time beatting the mixture what might i of done rong Jan 20. I've heard duck eggs are quite big. 7:59 PM REPLY I was thinking of using this to fill the layers of a chocolate birthday cake next week. Dec 23. my brother's a strict vegan and halve of my family is lactose intolerant.) it's hugely fattening and decadent. 8:45 AM REPLY if you're lactose intolerant. 2010. 2010. and would taste/feel totally different if made with coconut. but i don't think it's any worse than full-fat cream and eggs. coconut cream rocks! (Just make sure you use coconut cream.. my mouth is watering at the thought of this stuff. 2010. 2009. 12:23 AM REPLY glad to help! just to clarify. plus. but just as tasty for dairy lovers! Mehehehful says: Gotcha. 5:52 PM REPLY http://www. 6:16 PM REPLY I'm guessing your a vegan? Thats great advice.. I got some yesterday at whole foods.

you may want to give the meringue powder a try in lieu of the eggs. depending on your serving size! Dec 23. Was actually going to look for a mousse recipe too. then when I got the email this morning it was already there waiting for me which is even more key to be honest. 11:04 AM REPLY is this glueten free? i want to give this to my class but one kid is alergect to gliten. LOL. 2009. 2009. 2009. Peace. 2009.com/id/4-minute-Chocolate-Mousse/ . 2009. Jul 22. As long as he's not vegan. 5 stars. I usually crush about half a package with 1/4 cup sugar and 1/4 cup melted butter. Just wondering for one recipe how many peeps does it serve peace out keep rockin Deaddude Dec 23. However. you fueled curiosity. Jul 22.) sir_h_c says: Dec 15. 10:10 AM REPLY couldn't you theoretically use powdered sugar but use less of it? after all it's just granulated sugar turned to dust. this stuff is great! Jul 22. Awesome. so it doesn't work the same as 'crushed' regular sugar. 2009. but looks like I edited it out when I split the Brit/Yank versions). but when you did. maybe measure the appropriate amount of castor sugar. blend to a powder and measure again so you know how much to use the next (innevitable) time you make it. she would have eaten the whole batch if I'd let her. this stuff rocks da house! It took longer than 4 minutes to make. mivox says: Powdered sugar has cornstarch added to it. Nov 22. 4:15 PM REPLY The fastest. But seriously. just to be safe.) deaddude says: Hello scoochmaroko. thanks . 2009. so thanks again. Good luck! And good luck with the ensuing sugar rush . 2010. I'm so glad you both tried it and posted your results.wheat and pretty much evry thing else and hes a vegetarian. but I had a young'un "helping" me. Jan 1. 12:46 PM REPLY I too have a gluten allergy! What a bummer. 9:10 PM REPLY Scooch. 2009. 5:06 PM REPLY Yeah! You can't use powdered sugar! (sorry. I thinks experimentation is in order. 2009. This recipe has no gluten in it. http://www. though. depending on the age of the children. 8:53 PM REPLY DrWeird117 says: You did mention it. 6:14 PM REPLY scoochmaroo says: AHAHAHAhaha. would he be able to have it? scoochmaroo says: Dec 24. 2009. Jesse JJVOgre says: griesegal says: Dec 20.DrWeird117 says: Using powdered sugar just turned it into glop. I'll put it back in. Not bad for a slingshot. 2009. 9:47 PM REPLY pieman12 says: Dec 24. 12:56 AM REPLY scoochmaroo says: 4-6. everything in this is fine for him. 10:13 AM REPLY Sabata says: Dec 20. And once it was finished and chilled. 2009. 6:14 AM REPLY Will definitely give this a go! Probably make a gluten free pie crust and have a mascarpone topping or some other whipped topping over the mousse.instructables. simplest gluten free pie crust is "graham cracker" style crust made with Health Valley Rice Bran Crackers.. thought I mentioned that.. 4:37 PM REPLY scoochmaroo says: Jul 22.

will light cream work cuz that is all i have at the moment? skinnyboy says: Dec 9. the crust recipe: two cups GF flour (1rice/1 tapioca. note if you want to healthy it up. 12:48 PM REPLY Sorry I didn't get back to this earlier. but my emails are now down under 100! This was a recipe that I got from celiac. 3:42 PM REPLY SeaLion says: Dec 4. It is good! Now I must get back to being productive! Peace. 2009. 2009. kind of like a Sundae. Is it or is that just how the texture made it look? Thanks! Stu scoochmaroo says: It's not! It's just the mousse topped with shaved chocolate. One question . use brown rice flour. Jesse Thelonelysandwitch says: Dec 7.. 5:55 PM REPLY Light Cream can work. Fill w/ filling and bake 350 for 45-50 minutes. I think he's universally hated over here... gum. Jan 20. 9:20 PM REPLY view all 192 comments http://www. If you want a crust w/ a darker color use a little egg wash on the crust itself (I do). if you only knew how busy I have been as of the past couple of months.com by Belinda Meeker. Sorry once again about the delay on this. 11:27 AM REPLY JJVOgre says: Hey. Thelonelysandwitch says: nice thanks.. I mean that. 2:45 PM REPLY Your a genious i love chocolate mousse. it's been insane! Anyways. if desired 1/3 cup cold water Sift both flours. Thanks for revealing something of his (and yours) worth knowing about without having to hear him talk. Make two equal sized balls and place each between waxed paper and roll to fit a nine inch glass pie dish.. 2010. milk. until the crust has changed color. it's been in my box for so long. Just one question.. Thanks! Dec 2. Dec 11. 2009.how many does your recipe serve? I'm planning to make it for my friend's pre-Christmas gathering party. 2009. This recipe is extremly easy and simple..com/id/4-minute-Chocolate-Mousse/ .. 2009. this recipe needs all the help possible in the healthy department!) 6 talbe spoons butter 6 tbsp shortening 1 tsp powdered milk 1 tsp xanthan gum or guar gum 1 tsp salt. I wouldn't like to think how it would affect the consistency of this.. It's got a fairly dense texture to it. but it takes a lot longer to whip it to any kind of peaks. salt in a bowl. 2009.scoochmaroo says: Share your gluten free crust recipe!! Nov 23.that first photo of yours looks like the mousse is mixed in with chocolate cake pieces. I'm in the UK but I make a point of avoiding everything that bully of a cook manages to get shown on TV.. add butter and shortening using a pastry cutter or two knives until cut well then add water and knead until it is the consistancy that is a bit soft but not too stiff.instructables. Heliosphan says: Dec 2. 2009. Do yourself a favour and grab some Heavy Cream for this one. that does look fantastic! I may have a go myself. 1:43 PM REPLY A lot of people probably have asked you this but. kind of like Simon Cowell. 4:22 PM REPLY Scooch.