Chocolate Mousse

For Ana Ines.  You came out of the woodwork when my mother died, and we have stayed in touch ever since.  Hopefully, we can get a reunion going.  I think that could be great.

I found this recipe in my mother’s recipes.  It was from Ana Ines’ grandmother, my maternal grandfather’s older sister.  When I saw this recipe, I knew I had to post it.  I am not sure when Agnes died, but what I do recall is no one was better than Ana Ines.  She constantly spoke how wonderful she is!

My mother enjoyed making this for desserts for dinner parties in Bermuda.  I used to make it for her, while she focused in on the dinner.  Robert used to lick his plate clean after this rich and decadent dessert.  All possible by Agnes!  She was a hoot!

Chocolate Mousse

  • Lady fingers
  • 2/3 cup butter
  • 1 1/3 cup icing sugar (aka powdered sugar)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence (aka vanilla extract)
  • a bar of chocolate (good quality)
  • pinch of salt
  1. Beat butter and sugar to a cream.
  2. Add egg yolks and beat well.
  3. Melt chocolate over a double boiler, and add to the butter mixture.
  4. Beat egg whites until stiff, and fold into the chocolate mixture.
  5. Arrange the lady fingers around the edge of a loaf pan.  Cover the bottom as well, and if you don’t have enough lady fingers, crumble some up so the bottom of the pan is covered too.
  6. Pour the mixture into the pan and refrigerate for 12 hours.
  7. Before serving, decorated with whipped cream and shaved chocolate!!!


Sweet Adventures Blog Hop: Death by Chocolate

If you blog about food we’d love you to join this hop. Simply follow the steps below and join the fun!

  1. Publish your Death by Chocolate post on your blog sometime between 16th January 2012 (9am Sydney time [AEST]) and 23rd January ( 11:59pm Sydney time [AEST]). Entries are linked in order of submission so try to get your entry in on or as close to the 16th as possible. Only new posts featuring chocolate are eligible.
  2. Click here for the Link Code. Copy the code and add it to the bottom of your Death by Chocolate post (you will need to do this in HTML view). Adding the code will create the thumbnail gallery of all the other entries and let visitors hop from other blogs to your blog and vice versa. If you are on (i.e. not self hosted) the list will not show on your blog so please create a text link back to this post instead.
  3. Grab the SABH Death by Chocolate badge and add it to your post. Just right click on the image, ‘save as’, upload to your site and add it to your Death by Chocolate post. Link the badge or a line of text to this page so that others can view the instructions on how to join.
  4. Click here to Enter the HopThis is the really important bit! The badge and thumbnail list are on your post so make sure to enter the hop so that you appear in the list. For question 1: add the URL of your Death by Chocolate Post, not your homepage. For question 2: for caption/title add the name of your dessert. For question 3: for ‘your name’ please enter your blog name. For question 4: your entry is automatically submitted when you click ‘crop’.
  5. Your linked post WILL NOT appear straight away in the blog hop thumbnail list. To combat spam this is a moderated hop. Your post will be visible in the list after approval.
  6. Hop around to all the other entries in the blog hop, sharing the comment love.
  7. If you are on Twitter use the #SABH to tell the world about your Death by Chocolate post. Follow us @SweetAdvBlogHop for new hop announcements and general deliciousness.

If you aren’t sure how to do something please leave a comment or get in touch.


This is a Blog Hop!

1. Seductive Chocolate Mousse

2. Double Chocolate Semifreddo

3. Black Dahlia Cake

4. Triple Chocolate Profiteroles

5. Black Forest Shots

6. Chocolate Fudge Cake

7. a real hot chocolate fix!

8. Salted caramel chocolate tarts

9. Death by Chocolate Cookies

10. Vegan Choc Ice Cream & more. . .
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This list will close in 7 days, 12 hrs, 21 min (1/24/2012 5:59 PM CST)

17 thoughts on “Chocolate Mousse

  1. Ahhhh! I love recipes that have been passed down through generations – this mousse looks divine and sounds wonderful with the lady fingers alongside.

  2. So fun to be part of the Death by Chocolate blog hop with you!! I love this dessert…who could resist chocolate mousse and lady fingers???? Not me!

  3. Hello Jennifer,
    Thanks so much for visiting my blog and glad that you liked my Chocolate cake.Your place is a treasure trove of awesome recipes and I hope to learn a lot from you:) The chocolate Mousse looks very delectable – lovely clicks too!

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