National chocolate mousse day
April 3rd, 2013
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While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday.

Whip it good – April 3 is National Chocolate Mousse Day!

Forget the spoon and just stick your face into a mess of mousse today. While you won't want to comb this kind through your hair, it sure tastes like a chocoholic's dream.

A French word that literally means "froth" or "foam," mousse is both rich and airy, combining the best of both dessert worlds. The secret to its cloudlike texture is beaten egg whites or whipped cream.

Julia Child is often credited with making the perfect chocolate mousse. Her precise recipe includes eggs, dark-brewed coffee, butter, bittersweet chocolate, dark rum and vanilla extract.

And as cookbook author David Lebovitz says, since he isn't one to argue with Julia, these individual mousses don't need any adornment once you're ready to serve. A spoon should suffice!

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  1. .

    Yummylicious

    April 5, 2013 at 10:24 am |
  2. t

    love chocolate

    April 5, 2013 at 10:22 am |
  3. ealabord

    Reblogged this on Em's on the road and commented:
    National Chocolate Mousse Day! Might be my new favorite holiday :)

    April 3, 2013 at 8:05 pm |
  4. Little Timmy

    Ewwwww! You eat ... oh. My bad.

    April 3, 2013 at 3:20 pm |
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