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mousse au chocolat

foamy airy light chocolate

Mousse au chocolat "maison" à base de chocolat à pâtisser et de blancs d’œufs montés en neige.

Everyone’s favourite mousse is au chocolat, and it’s easy to find in the dairy aisle, but it’s so much tastier when homemade, with quality dark chocolate. Other ingredients are butter, eggs and cream.

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec photographié par Paul Sescau, vers 1894.

It was invented by no less than the painter Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, who was inspired by mousse de poisson to create what he called mayonnaise de chocolat before it was slightly tweaked and happily renamed mousse au chocolat.

Chocolate marquise with crème anglaise and roasted pistachios.

A marquise au chocolat is similar, but always made with dark chocolate along with butter, sugar, cocoa powder, eggs and cream. It’s named after the famous 17th-century letter writer and chocolate addict, the Marquise de Sévigné.


Text © Dana Facaros

Images by Paul Sescau, Sarah, Thesupermat