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Chocolate mousse with egg whites, not whole eggs?

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eeky Tue 31-May-11 16:43:58

Anyone got a recipe for this which works well? I am thinking of trying a milk choc child-friendly version and have read various recipes, some with just melted choc and whisked egg white, some with cream added, some with sugar added. I have no objection to using egg yolks too, just have lots of frozen egg whites waiting to be used up!


piebald Wed 01-Jun-11 16:40:39

Not sure that i would be keen on using frozen egg whites in something thats uncooked. I am not overly fussy but might be best to cook them-Make some meringues to go with yummy choc mousse which i cant imagine with only whites. Or some of those cats tongues (surely thats not what they are called!) biscuits ,i suspect they may just use whites

RockStockandTwoOpenBottles Wed 01-Jun-11 23:16:30

This chocolate mousse recipe uses only egg whites and is absolutely fine with previously frozen ones. I actually use two egg whites in the recipe as it's a bit too strong imo.

And here are three great recipes from Hugh Fearnley-Wotnot.

I've made all of these and they're worth freezing egg whites for!

piebald Thu 02-Jun-11 09:30:39

Thats good to know, i seem to more often have yolks left but i will try those macaroons they look great

RockStockandTwoOpenBottles Thu 02-Jun-11 11:38:10

Pie I make up custard when I have spare yolks, but using double cream and cornflour so it doesn't split when I defrost/reheat it. Or spoil myself with asparagus and a cheaty hollandaise like this one.

piebald Thu 02-Jun-11 14:37:26

I have a lemon curd recipe with just yolks which is lovely almost like a mousse.
Havent made a hollandaisse for years, quite partial to a bearnaise on staek. yum
Good idea re freezing custard

eeky Fri 03-Jun-11 23:50:18

thanks for that recipe, LockStock - it looks great. I use egg whites in loads of other recipes but am thinking the mousse will be a good way of getting calories into a toddler dd that eats very little...

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