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Chocolate Mousse

Light in texture yet rich in flavor, chocolate mousse is an indulgent dessert that will satisfy anyone’s sweet tooth. The secret to the perfect chocolate mousse is to chop chocolate pieces evenly and melt them in a double boiler to prevent burning. Whether you prepare your mousse the old-fashioned way or substitute white chocolate, don’t count on leftovers!

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recipe

Because bittersweet chocolate is high in pure chocolate (at least 35 percent cocoa solids), it's best used when a deep chocolate flavor is called for. It's also a great eating chocolate. Semisweet chocolate, which has more sugar and fewer cocoa solids than bittersweet, can often be substituted in recipes without significantly affecting the flavor or texture.

recipe

This chocolate mousse is a slimmed down version of the original that is just as indulgent. Skim ricotta cheese is pureed with cocoa powder to form the base, which is then lightened with beaten egg whites.