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Earl Grey Chocolate Mousse with Lavender-Mascarpone Whipped Cream

Evan Kalman’s Smoked Salt & Earl Grey Chocolate Mousse with Lavender-Mascarpone Whipped Cream

Chocolate mousse is a classic. I’ve tried nearly every variation, but my benchmark is still Julia Child’s traditional version, which hits that perfect intersection of flavor and texture. A good mousse is worth the effort, but it does require a fair amount of work. Bain Maries, ice baths, carefully melting the chocolate, vigorously whipping the egg yolks, carefully incorporating the egg whites — this isn’t a quick weeknight dessert. I found that you can cut out nearly all the effort by swapping your whisk for a blender. The Wolf Gourmet high performance blender does all the work melting, mixing, and aerating… Read more