When I decided to make this recipe, I had done so merely because it sounded amazing & I have previously enjoyed mousse at a restaurant.
Then I went onto Twitter only to find a link to a blog post about the 6 most popular desserts in French cuisine... and whadda ya know? Chocolate Mousse is one of them!
How amazing is that?! *laughs*
This is a rich dessert, but very yummy... dangerous... you will want to keep eating it.
1 large package semi sweet chocolate chips
10 Tablespoons butter
fresh whipped cream, for serving
Separate eggs, putting whites into a large bowl & yolks into a small bowl.
Let egg whites warm to room temperature~ approx 1 hour.
(although I didn't let them warm that long & they were still fine)
In top of a double boiler, over hot but not boiling water, melt chocolate chips with butter, stirring constantly.
Remove top of double boiler from water.
In another bowl, beat egg yolks, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition.
Then add slowly to chocolate, mixing well, but not beating.
Let cool for about 10 minutes, or maybe a bit more.
While it cools, with electric mixer, beat egg whites until stiff & forming soft peaks.
With a wire whisk or rubber scraper, using an under and over motion, gently fold chocolate mixture into egg whites, just enough to combine thoroughly; there should be no white streaks.
(took me about 5 minutes or so)
Pour into attractive service dish or use individual serving glasses.
Cover with Saran wrap and refrigerate.
When ready to serve, decorate with freshly whipped cream & cinnamon.
P.S. I put a bed of graham crumbs on the bottom of the cups & that added a nice flavor & texture!