Chocolate Mousse (Love is in the air)

Since I started blogging almost three years ago, my children got used to the fact that, most of the time, we wait for the pictures… and then eat.
That’s not always possible. 
Not when you have this super rich, velvety chocolate mousse involved.
So please, accept my apologies for the final product pictures. 
I shot them in a hurry on this very Valentine’s Day.
Nobody wanted to wait for the pictures… they said they waited for the mousse to set overnight!
I slightly adapted the recipe from Classic Desserts… one of the oldest books on my kitchen bookshelf… It’s always such a joy to have this mousse, especially when you share it with your Valentine…
Chocolate Mousse | Ingredients for 6 portions
8 oz semi sweet baking chocolate (I used Ghirardelli), broken into pieces
2 Tbs. of butter
¼ cup of water
6 eggs, the yolks separated from the whites
1 ½ Tbs. or rum or rum liquor (I used Rhum Orange Liqueur)
Put the chocolate in a saucepan with the butter and water. Cook over very low heat until the mixture becomes a smooth paste. Off the heat, work in the egg yolks, one by one, using a wooden spoon. Then, add the rum and stir. Pour the chocolate mixture into a big bowl. Beat the egg whites with an electric mixer, until they stand in stiff peaks, then fold them into the chocolate mixture. Pour the mousse into Martini glasses and live them overnight in the refrigerator.
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