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                             Chocolate Mousse:
 
 Recipe By     : Miriam P. Posvolsky
 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Desserts
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    6                    eggs separated
    8      ounces        or 250 grams semi-sweet chocolate bar
      1/4  cup           sugar (add more if you like it sweeter)
    1      tablespoon    cognac
    3      tablespoons   very strong coffee or Nescafe diluted in
                         -- water
      1/4  cup           or more chopped walnuts
 
 Break chocolate into pieces and melt it in a double boiler with the coffee.
 Beat egg yolks with sugar until lemon colored (that is very well beaten,
 about 5 minutes with an electric beater). Pour melted chocolate onto yolks
 still beating until combined. Stir in Cognac and walnuts. Whip egg whites
 until they form soft peaks and fold them gently into yolk/chocolate
 mixture. Chill at least 4 hours.
 
 Note: If you bake this mousse in an oiled and floured pan, you will have a
 delicious cake (350F oven for about 15 minutes)
 
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 NOTES : I sometimes add 1/2 cup unsalted butter to the chocolate, while
 still warm. This makes the mousse firmer.
 Miriam Podcameni Posvolsky in Rio de Janeiro.