Mom's Old Fashioned Chocolate Mousse

Course : Chocolate
Serves: 4
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4 ounces good quality bittersweet chocolate
5 large eggs -- separated
2 teaspoons instant espresso dissolved in 1 teaspoon OR two of boiling water so it makes a paste -- cooled
1 Cup slivered toasted almonds
1 Cup whipped cream -- optional

Preparation / Directions:

Melt chocolate in the top of a double boiler. Add yolks, 1 at a time and stir ( take care not to scramble). Add the coffee paste and let cool to room temperature. Beat the egg whites until stiff and fold into cooled chocolate mixture. Refrigerate in a big bowl or in individual wine glasses. Serve garnish with sli vered toasted almonds and whipped cream piped through a pastry bag.


Nutritional Information:

328 Calories (kcal); 22g Total Fat; (62% calories from fat); 27g Protein; 3g Carbohydrate; 935mg Cholesterol; 277mg Sodium

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