This recipe for classic chocolate mousse is super simple and you only need 4 ingredients. The taste of it is rich but it has a very light texture. It doesn’t contain a lot of sugar and isn’t overly sweet. Which gives the taste of the chocolate a real chance to shine.
There are a lot of recipes for chocolate mousse out there. Ingredients can range from cocoa powder to avocados and anything in between. Most recipes I found have a base of heavy cream, sometimes even whipping cream. I’m sure, the end results will be lovely and rich. But I’m also sure that they will be very very heavy. The base for this version, is whipped egg whites. This keeps this chocolate mousse lovely and light.
This of course means that this recipe contains raw eggs. I know that some people are concerned about that. It’s certainly true that eggs can contain salmonella bacteria. However, nowadays the chances of actually getting sick are very low. In the past, most contaminations came from the outside of the eggshell (read: chicken poop). Since then, the processing of eggs was improved. Eggs get cleaned a lot better and sometimes they’re even pasteurized. This is possible because the bacteria die at a slightly lower temperature than at which the egg starts to cook.
A salmonella infection is a lot like food poisoning. While it isn’t a fun thing, it isn’t dangerous to a healthy person. However it can be dangerous to more vulnerable people, like the elderly, babies, pregnant women or the sick. In cases like that, it’s safer to use pasteurised eggs or egg whites.
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