Chocolate-mint mousse
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Chocolate-mint mousse
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Last updated 6/12/2012 1:16:07 AM. Recipe ID 45818. Report a problem with this recipe.
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      Title: Chocolate-mint mousse
 Categories: Desserts
      Yield: 10 Servings
 
      8 lg Eggs
      3 c  Semi-sweet chocolate pieces
     10 tb Unsalted butter
      5 tb Creme de menthe (Green or
           - white)
      1 c  Heavy cream
           Fresh mint (if desired)
 
  1.  Separate eggs, placing whites in large bowl, yolks in small bowl.
  Reserve 1/2 cup chocolate pieces. In large glass bowl, place remaining
  chocolate and the butter. Microwave on HIGH 3 minutes, stirring until
  well blended. 2. Beat in yolks, one at a time, beating well after
  each. Let cool, stirring occasionally, 15 minutes, or until slightly
  thickened. Stir in 4 tablespoons creme de menthe. With electric mixer
  at high speed, beat egg whites until stiff, moist peaks form. With
  same beaters, in small bowl, beat cream until stiff. Fold the egg
  whites and half of whipped cream into the chocolate mixture. Cover;
  refrigerate mousse and remaining cream until sready to serve. 3.
  Meanwhile, in small glass bowl, place reserved chocolate. Microwave
  on HIGH 3 minutes, or until chocolate is melted. On foil lined tray,
  trace a 6-inch circle. Spread melted chocolate within circle.
  Refrigerate 45 minutes; with knife, cut circle into 6 equal wedges.
  4.  To serve: With electric mixer at high speed, beat the reserved
  whipped cream with the remaining cream de menthe. Spoon into pastry
  beg fitted with 1/2-inch star tip. Pipe 6 swirls on mousse. Between
  each swirl, press a chocolate wedge slightly into mousse to stand
  upright. Garnish with fresh mint, if desired. Makes 10 servings.
  




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Recipe ID 45818 (Apr 03, 2005)

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