Chocolate mousse from Anthony Bourdain's Les Halles Cookbook: Strategies, Recipes, and Techniques of Classic Bistro Cooking by Anthony Bourdain

  • heavy cream
  • Grand Marnier
  • mint
  • dark chocolate
  • store-cupboard ingredients

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Notes about this recipe

  • KarinaFrancis on September 11, 2021

    It’s a nice, light and airy mousse but my end result was a touch grainy and not quite chocolaty enough. I’m unlikely to repeat as I have preferred recipe

  • anya_sf on December 04, 2020

    Pretty classic. This recipe is nearly identical to the one in CI's The Best Recipe, except 3x the Grand Marnier. Like Cheri, my chocolate became slightly grainy, which I believe was due to the large quantity of liqueur. Vigorous stirring mostly smoothed it out; I thought I detected it in the final mousse, but no one else did. Husband requested that I make this again soon.

  • westminstr on December 04, 2017

    I wanted to make a chocolate mousse for a dinner party and chose this recipe based on EYB reviews from people I trust (Hi Delys!) I made as written except I subbed cointreau for grand marnier and only used 1 Tbsp of it. I had never made chocolate mousse before and had no idea what to expect. There were more than a few points during the process where I thought it was ruined. I forged ahead and the final result was outstanding. So good that I don't see the need ever to try a different recipe. It was perfect. I used Guittard semisweet chocolate.

  • okcook on March 23, 2015

    I'm not a dessert maker but this was so easy and it's a make ahead dessert which is perfect for dinner parties. I served it with a crunchy biscuit/cookie. Thumbs up.

  • Delys77 on January 22, 2012

    Mush as the other review said, this is a classically done mousse which yields fabulous results.

  • Cheri on April 03, 2011

    This came out grainy. Not sure what I did wrong. Flavor was good, but texture ruined it. Probably my fault....

  • fprincess on October 15, 2010

    Classic chocolate mousse. Delicious.

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