Mocha Mousse

You will need:

  • 4 oz (120 g) good quality semi-sweet or bitter-sweet chocolate
  • 2 tbsp (30 g) butter
  • 2 tbsp strong coffee
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) whiskey
  • 2 large eggs, separated
  • 4 tbsp (60 g) sugar
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) heavy whipping cream
  • Chocolate shavings for garnish

Melt chocolate with butter and coffee in a bowl set over a pan of simmering water. Remove from heat and stir in whiskey. Whisk egg yolks with 2 tbsp sugar in a bowl set over a pan of simmering water, just to cook them slightly, until they become foamy. Combine them with chocolate mixture.

Beat egg whites with a pinch of salt until stiff peaks form. Gradually beat in 2 tbsp sugar. Add gently to the previous mixture. Beat whipping cream until soft peaks form and add to the mixture. Combine well and divide among serving glasses. Refrigerate. Garnish and serve chilled.