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July 16, 2019


#Paris In July Mousse aux éclats de chocolat

by N@ncy

  • Time for some bistro food….but this year
  • I’m NOT making a main course.
  • I have chosen to make a “to die for dessert
  • Mousse au chocolat!
  • Cookbook: Petite Cuisine à Paris
  • Rachel Khoo
  • Crème pâtissière (pg 274)
  • Mousse au chocolat (pg 222)
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Follow these steps: 

  1. make crème pâtissère  (let cool for one hour in fridge)
  2. make meringue au chocolat
  3. (60 gr egg whites, 1/3 c confec sugar, drops lemon juice, dash salt, 1 Tbs cacao)
  4. melt dark chocolate au bain maire (150 gr)
  5. whip heavy cream (200 ml)
  6. fold all ingredients together in a large bowl
  7. fill glasses decorated with chopped nuts
  8. cool in fridge  at least 2-4 hours
  9. Bon Appétit!




Cool crème pâtissère between sheets of saran for 1 hour


A good chef …..always cleans up her own mess! (…this was the rule in my house growing up!)

Chop nuts to decorate  the glasses!

Fold together and add melted chocolate…..



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11 Comments Post a comment
  1. Mae Sander
    Jul 16 2019

    That sounds delicious — a quite unusual way to make the classic dessert! I’ve never seen the use of creme pat in it.

    best… mae


  2. Kath
    Jul 16 2019

    WOW! Magnificent!! I think that chocolate looks familiar… Now all you need is the slagroom!


    • Jul 16 2019

      Lesson learned….NEVER turn on the Kitchen Maid Mixer to a high speed after adding confectionalry sugar!! (ha,ha!)
      If I make this again….I’d serve it in smaller glasses….this is a large portion of a very ‘intense’ , rich dessert. You and Fran were standing next to me….all the time! 🙂


  3. Oh my! Beautiful work. And delicious, too, I imagine.


    • Jul 17 2019

      This is a very ‘rich’ dessert….
      Next time I’ll make smaller
      portions and serve them in small glazed ceramic dishes.
      Thanks for you commet!


  4. Jul 19 2019

    I think I’ve died and gone to heaven. Loos DIVINE!


    • Jul 19 2019

      Thanks for your comment…it was delicious!


  5. Jul 21 2019

    Oh Yum! Bistro’s do mousse well, why not enjoy it. I really like Rachel Khoo’s cooking – and her show. I’m sure these were delicious.


  6. I love Rachel Khoo!! I made a few of her recipes last week to blog about but I take horrendous food photos, so that post will not see the light of day, it would be an insult to Chef Khoo. LOL. Your mousse looks amazing!!


    • Jul 21 2019

      Thanks so much for your comments!
      You can read the Rachel Khoo recipes I made last year (with photos) in this blogpost:

      Paris In July 2018



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