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Red Wine Chocolate Mousse

Red Wine Chocolate Mousse

Red Wine Chocolate Mousse

There's something undeniably luxurious about a velvety chocolate mousse, rich, decadent, and delicious. But what if I told you there was a way to take this classic dessert to the next level? Enter: Red Wine Chocolate Mousse. Red wine and chocolate is one of those combinations that is hard to beat, and with Valentine's Day coming up, this is the recipe you need to try!

Ingredients:

  • 200g dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids), chopped
  • 1/2 cup red wine (choose a full-bodied red with fruity notes)
  • 3 large eggs, separated
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • Fresh berries or pomegranate, for garnish

Instructions:

  1. Melt the Chocolate: Place the chopped dark chocolate in a heatproof bowl. In a small saucepan, heat the red wine over medium heat until it just begins to simmer. Pour the hot wine over the chocolate and let it sit for a minute to soften. Stir until the chocolate is completely melted and smooth. Set aside to cool slightly.

  2. Prepare the Egg Mixture: In a large bowl, whisk the egg yolks with half of the granulated sugar until pale and creamy. Gradually pour the melted chocolate mixture into the egg yolks, whisking constantly to combine.

  3. Whip the Cream: In another large bowl, whip the heavy cream until soft peaks form. Be careful not to overwhip. Set aside.

  4. Beat the Egg Whites: In a clean, dry bowl, beat the egg whites with the remaining sugar until stiff peaks form.

  5. Fold the Ingredients Together: Gently fold the whipped cream into the chocolate mixture until well combined. Then, carefully fold in the beaten egg whites until no streaks remain. Be gentle to maintain the light and airy texture of the mousse.

  6. Chill and Serve: Spoon the red wine chocolate mousse into individual serving glasses or bowls. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or until set.

  7. Garnish and Enjoy: Before serving, garnish each mousse with fresh berries or pomegranate. Serve chilled and savor every decadent spoonful.

Tips for Success:

  • Use a good-quality dark chocolate for the best flavor.
  • Make sure the melted chocolate mixture has cooled slightly before adding it to the egg yolks to avoid scrambling them.
  • Be gentle when folding in the whipped cream and beaten egg whites to maintain the light and airy texture of the mousse.
  • For an extra-special touch, serve the mousse with a drizzle of red wine reduction or a sprinkle of cocoa powder on top.

 

Contributed by Ray Ibanez, E-Commerce Manager for Plume Ridge Bottle Shop.

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