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recipe love, chocolate mousse

chocolate mousse, recipe from cooksillustrated.com

chocolate mousse, recipe from cooksillustrated.com

This weekend I turned to CooksIllustrated.com, the home of the America’s Test Kitchen recipe archive, for a great chocolate mousse. True to fashion, they delivered. The Test Kitchen tries any given recipe multiple ways with scientific precision to determine the best recipe for a given dish. While the website is wonderful, the joy of watching their television programs (look for them on your local public television station) is listening to their explanations of the process- what worked, what didn’t work and scientifically speaking, why. In the case of the chocolate mousse, the addition of two tablespoons of strong coffee enhances and deepens the flavor of the chocolate, without overpowering it. In fact, you’d probably never guess it was in there.

chocolate mousse detail, America's Test Kitchen recipe

chocolate mousse detail

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