Dark Chocolate Mousse with Olive Oil

Posted by Olivia on Monday, November 8th, 2010

Holiday dessert are often baked pies, crisps, and cakes. Take a break from the cake with this amazingly luxurious dessert recipe--dark chocolate mousse made with olive oil and fruit liqueur.

I've selected a robustly fruity olive oil with a peppery finish to complement the depth and fruitiness of the dark chocolate. Lunigiana Extra Virgin Olive Oil is the perfect olive oil to make this dessert a hit, whether entertaining for the holidays or simply enjoying a lovely, homemamde dessert at home.

Adapted from The New York Times

Made with these products from The Olive Press:

  • 10 ounces dark chocolate
  • 6 large eggs, separated
  • 3/4 cup sugar, divided
  • 1/2 cup Lunigiana Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tablespoon fruit liqueur, such as orange or cherry

  1. Melt chocolate over low heat in a double boiler, stirring constantly. Cool slightly. In a large bowl, beat egg yolks with 1/2 cup sugar until light. Whisk in olive oil, liqueur, and melted chocolate. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Add remaining 1/4 cup sugar and whisk until stiff.
  3. Fold whites into chocolate mixture, stirring gently until no streaks are left. Spoon into 4 to 6 serving bowls. Cover with plastic wrap and chill 12 to 24 hours before serving.

Notes: Makes 4 to 6 servings.
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