Friday, August 20, 2010

Guinness Black and White Chocolate Mousse

 Black Chocolate Mousse:
8 oz. semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, chopped or grated
1/2 c. (1 stick) butter
1/4 superfine sugar (baker's sugar)
3/4 c. Guinness stout
3 large eggs, separated
1 c. heavy whipping cream

White Chocolate Mousse:
6 oz. white chocolate, chopped or grated
1 c. heavy whipping cream

To make the black chocolate mousse: In a small bowl set over a pan of simmering water, or in a double boiler, combine the chocolate, butter, and sugar. Stir until the chocolate has melted and the mixture is smooth. Stir in the Guinness and whisk in the egg yolks. Remove from the heat.


In a small bowl, whip the cream with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Fold the cream into the chocolate mixture. With clean beaters, in a medium bowl, beat the egg whites with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form. Fold the whites into the chocolate mixture. Fill 8 wine or parfait glasses three quarters full with the chocolate mixture. Refrigerate while preparing the white chocolate mousse.


To make the white chocolate mousse: In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the white chocolate and 1/2 cup of the cream. Stir until the chocolate has melted and the mixture is smooth. Remove from the heat and let cool, stirring once or twice, for 30 minutes, or until thickened. In a small bowl, beat the remaining 1/2 cup of cream with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form. Fold the whipped cream into the white chocolate mixture. Spoon the mixture over the top of the chocolate mousses and refrigerate for at least 2, and up to 24, hours.


So good.


From The Irish Pub Cookbook
  

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