We've got a new partnership with the recipe, equipment, and product testing gurus at America's Test Kitchen. They'll be sharing some of their time-tested recipes and technical expertise with us weekly. Today, a classic dessert recipe, chocolate mousse, gets a makeover.
April 3 may be National Chocolate Mousse Day, but our recipe makeover for this rich, chocolaty, elegant dessert is tasty enough to make any day.
What's the secret to cutting fat and calories without compromising taste and texture? An Italian meringue, which is made by whipping egg whites with a sugar syrup. It gives our chocolate mousse a creamy lushness without adding any fat.
Test Kitchen Tip: To make an Italian meringue, pour hot sugar syrup into the whipped egg whites, but avoid touching either the beater or the sides of the bowl. If the syrup hits the beater or bowl, it will stick to them rather than be incorporated into the eggs.
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