If you’re staying at home for Valentine’s Day but want to end the meal with a restaurant quality dessert, this White Chocolate Mousse with Dark Chocolate Ganache recipe will give you the best of both worlds. It looks fancy but the recipe is so easy the kids can help make it. I use Ghirardelli Chocolate Baking Bars as they melt nicely but feel free to improvise. The recipe makes 8 glasses so spread the love around and invite friends over.
8oz Ghirardelli White Chocolate Baking Bar, broken into small pieces
3 eggs, separated
¼ cup superfine sugar
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
½ teaspoon cinnamon
Pinch of black pepper
1 ¼ cup heavy whipping cream
Dark Chocolate Ganache:
8oz Ghirardelli 60% Cacao Baking Bar, broken into small pieces
¾ cup heavy whipping cream
To make ganache: In a small saucepan over low heat, stir in heavy whipping cream and dark chocolate together until smooth and melted. Portion out into 8 small glasses and refrigerate at least 1 hour.
Place white chocolate into a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmer water. Stir until smooth and melted. Add nutmeg, cinnamon and pepper till well combined. Remove from heat. In a separate bowl, whisk egg whites till soft peaks form and then slowly add sugar and keep whisking until mixture is white and glossy. Whisk in egg yolks and ¼ cup of cream to the melted white chocolate and then gently fold in egg white mixture. In a glass bowl, whisk remaining cream until soft peaks form and fold into the mousse. Carefully spoon mousse into the glasses and refrigerate overnight, until set. Serve chilled.
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Till our next Happy Meal!