Very dark chocolate, eggs and rum are all that's needed to make this sinfully good classic chocolate mousse.
INGREDIENTS (for 6 servings):
- 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
- 6 eggs, separated
- 6 teaspoons rum
Melt the chocolate slowly, over, not in, simmering water. Remove from heat and beat egg yolks into chocolate with electric mixer. Beat in alcohol, if desired. In a separate bowl, beat egg whites to a stiff peak. Stir a large spoonful of egg whites into chocolate mixture to loosen. Then gently fold remaining egg whites into chocolate. Pour into serving glasses and chill in refrigerator until set, 4 to 5 hours. Will keep up to four days in refrigerator.