In early 2005, I was on channel 17, a PBS station in Buffalo for the program WNED COOKS: Q is for Quick and Easy.
I had 7 minutes to make this chocolate mousse. It was a huge hit as the people who tasted it raved and thought they
were in heaven. Those in the studio were actually fighting over the dessert. Pasta dishes are good, and you can say
the same about mushrooms stuffed with crab, both dishes that day on the show. However, that day mousse was king!


Mousse au chocolat
Serves 8
   
8 oz. semi-sweet chocolate morsels 3 tbsp. sugar
2 oz. rum 8 oz. heavy cream
4 egg whites  
   

In a small saucepan over low heat, melt the chocolate morsels with the rum, stirring to thoroughly blend. Whip the egg
whites with 1 tablespoon of the sugar until they form peaks. Blend into the chocolate mixture. Whip the cream with the
remaining sugar and blend into the chocolate mixture. Put the mousse into a bowl, cover and refrigerate overnight. Serve.