It is extremely chocolaty with a taste of red wine. And it should only be eaten with the one(s) you love. Or you will eat the entire batch.
Chocolate Merlot MousseServes 3
2 bars dark chocolate (3 oz total)
2 eggs, separated
1/3 cup whipping cream, very cold
1/4 cup merlot (or other red wine of your choice)
2 tsp sugar
Place a medium mixing bowl and mixer beaters into the freezer. Place water in a double boiler and bring to a low simmer. Place the chocolate into the top pan and leave to melt.
With a hand mixer, whip the egg yolks with the sugar till it becomes light and creamy. Add the melted chocolate and wine.
Put the cream in the bowl that came out of the freezer and whip until it becomes stiff. Add the cream to the chocolate mixture and combine with a spatula until evenly combined.
Using clean beaters, whip the egg whites until they become stiff and form peaks. Fold egg whites into the chocolate mixture.
Spoon mixture into 3 serving glasses and put in the fridge overnight. Serve topped with whipped cream.