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Top Secret Chocolate Mousse | A delectable French recipe from Dorie Greenspan

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Dorie Greenspan shares her Top-Secret Chocolate Mousse Recipe. A lovely, French indulgence!

Top Secret Chocolate Mousse | A delectable French recipe from Dorie Greenspan
This week’s French Fridays with Dorie schedule gave us free reign to choose any recipe from the cookbook. I should logically be hunting in the vegetable or seafood chapters during this week of Thanksgiving gluttony, but this chocolate mousse has been calling to me since I bought my copy of Around My French Table.  And lucky for you all, this recipe has been shared in Bon Appetit…so if you didn’t have enough pumpkin pie to satisfy your sweet tooth, whip up a batch of this heavenly cloud of chocolate for yourself.

Top Secret Chocolate Mousse | A delectable French recipe from Dorie Greenspan
I added a teaspoon of vanilla to the egg yolk mixture…and this is where you can get creative with other extracts or oils.  They were each topped with a dollop of sweetened whip cream and a luscious berry. This mousse was dense and rich…Bill and Nick both got to scoop samples from my mixing bowls and declared it a success. Bill did mention he preferred some of my other mousse recipes…I think he missed the lightness from incorporating whipped cream into the egg/chocolate mixture.  I loved that this didn’t need to be refrigerated before eating…so it’s easy to put together at the last minute, but it can also be parked in the fridge for hours before a dinner party. Thanks, Dorie, for this winner!
Top Secret Chocolate Mousse | A delectable French recipe from Dorie Greenspan



The recipe can be found in Dorie Greenspan’s magnificent cookbook, Around My French Table. If you’d like to see what the other “Doristas” thought of this dish, check out the LYL section for this recipe on the French Fridays website.

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70 comments on “Top-Secret Chocolate Mousse #FrenchFridayswithDorie”

  1. Liz, yummy! AND I LOVE THE photography! I really should take part in this mingle. Looks like so much fun!

  2. Lizzy, one of my good friends just asked me recently if I have a good mousse recipe! Now I know where to send her! This looks so good! 🙂

  3. Such a lovely presentation of the mousse with berries and red cloth. Perfect for the holidays, I like that the mousse has the whipped cream on the top!

    Congrats on the Top 9 today!

  4. I would use vanilla too! I use it everywhere… Congrats for the Top9!!

  5. This looks like a wonderful mousse recipe. You know you’re a lucky man when you can say “this” mousse recipe isn’t as good as “the other” mousse recipe!

  6. I’m pretty sure the vegetable or seafood dish would have tasted delicious, but this mousse, oh, this sounds heavenly Liz. I’m so happy you picked it!

  7. The mousse looks so elegant in those glasses—I have to try it.

  8. … not so top secret any more, and such beautiful photos. Am now a happy follower! Regards, Anthony.

  9. yummy chocolate

  10. I adore chocolate mousse!

  11. When there is a “label” Top Secret on a post, that is a must to read and I’m glad I read it 😀
    Tq for sharing the recipe link and gorgeous photos Liz! 🙂 and tq fr ur sweet comment before, I just hope my baby paprika grow sweet and healthy 😀

  12. Adoro la mousse al cioccolato.. adoro il cioccolato ^_^!!!!!
    Il fatto che non necessiti di essere refrigerata è ancor più interessante!!!
    Da provare subito!!!!!!
    Un bacio grande grande!!!!!!

  13. I like that you put raspberry with this!! 🙂 It sounds like this is a great dish to have around!

  14. Congrats on the top 9! I have tried so many different variations of chocolate mousse and this sounds and looks so yummy!

  15. I love chocolate… I am sure I love this mousse. Look delicious and it’s nicely presented. A guaranteed holiday treat!

  16. Chocolate mousse is, hands-down, my all-time favorite dessert. I’ll be looking up this one!

  17. Sounds so good! I’m a sucker for anything rich and chocolatey like chocolate mousse.

  18. I’ve made this recipe a few times and I loooove it. I never knew mousse was so easy. This stuff is dangerous for me to be around, though. I have no self control. Glad you picked a winner!

  19. To a Fellow Hawkeye,

    If it’s chocolate, I like it and so will my dinner guests. I also loved your vanilla mousse. And, your pumpkin pie wasn’t half-bad either! Thanks for your holiday Posts. The way that you bake and cook, how CAN you remain skinny. No such luck from this Iowan!

  20. Hi, Mary! You’ll have to come to Indiana and I’ll take you to hot yoga practice…you sweat off a zillion calories. I also hit the treadmill regularly 🙂 Thanks for saying hello~

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