“Chocolate Almond Mousse”

by “Fare for Friends Foundation”

 

¼         cup sugar

1/3       cup water

1          cup whipping cream

6          squares (each 1 oz.) semi-sweet chocolate

3          Tablespoons dark rum

3          eggs, separated

½         cup blanched almonds, toasted

 

Combine water and sugar in a small saucepan and boil for 3 minutes.  Set aside.  Using food processor with a metal blade, whip cream until very thick.  Transfer to a large bowl.  Without washing work bowl, process chocolate pieces, turning on and off for 15-20 seconds.  Continue processing and pour in hot syrup, rum and yolks.  Add almonds and process, turning on and off, until nuts are coarsely chopped.  Transfer chocolate mixture to bowl with cream; mix thoroughly.  Beat egg whites until stiff and fold into chocolate mixture.  *Spoon into individual glasses or a large bowl and chill until set.  Mousse may be frozen in a mold for 6 hours, un-molded and served.  *Serves 8 to 10.

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