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Salted butter caramel chocolate mousse -6/14/14

I always like the combination of caramel, chocolate, and a hint of salt.  This mousse is really easy to make and once you have a bite of this mousse you will fall completely in love with it.  The mousse is so delicious that I could not stop eating it!  I sprinkled the top of the mousse with Maldon's fragile flaky sea salt crystals.

Close look at the mousse with Maldon's sea salt.

 

Preparation work..

Yield 6 servings to 8 servings

Ingredients:

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1 tablespoon water

3 tablespoons salted butter, cubed

3/4 cu heavy cream

6 ounces bittersweet chocolate

4 large eggs, separated

1/4 teaspoons Maldon's sea salt

Pour the sugar and water in  the bottom of a saucepan.  Heat the sugar over medium heat.

watch carefully as the sugar will darken.

When the caramel is a deep amber color and start to smoke, wait a moment for it to small just lightly burnt, then remove it from the heat.

Quickly add the butter and whisk. 

Keep stirring until the butter is melted.

Gradually whisk in the cream...

and stir until the little bits or caramel are completely melted.  A few can be stubborn so be patient.  You can strain the mixture if they simply refuse to budge.

Once smooth add the chocolate.

Stirring gently until it's melted and smooth.

Scrape the mixture into a large bowl and let it cool to room temperature.  Once it is no longer warm, whisk in the egg yolks.

 

In a separate bowl, whip the egg whites until stiff.

Fold one third of the whipped whites into the chocolate mixture.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fold the remaining beaten eggs whites..

Fold just until no streaks or white remains.

Divide the mousse into serving glasses

Chill for a least 8 hours before serving.

 

Filed as: Chocolate

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