Dark chocolate mousse based on pâte à bombe

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  • Callebaut® CHOCOLATE ACADEMY™ centre Belgium -
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How to make a perfect chocolate mousse from scratch for patisserie and desserts? You'll definitely want the chocolate flavour to come out. The texture should be firm and stable enough to hold other patisserie layers, and at the same time it should be smooth, airy and light enough to be elegant. With this recipe, you'll create a pâte à bombe that yields great texture. By varying with one of Callebaut's Finest Belgian Chocolate recipes, you'll be able to play with the desired chocolate intensity: from very intense when picking the POWER 80 or Sao Thomé for instance, to smooth or more balanced when using recipe n° 811. We recommend that you always use standard three-drop fluidity (💧💧💧) to achieve a lovely smooth texture.

Recipe components

Callebaut® ingredients

Dark chocolate mousse based on pâte à bombe

  • 221g
    Power 80

Melt at 45°C.

  • 520g
    35% cream

Whip to medium peaks and mix ¼ into melted chocolate to create ganache.

  • 78g
    egg yolks
  • 58g
    whole egg(s)
  • 123g
    caster sugar

Poach together at 60°C and whip into pâte à bombe. Fold gently into the ganache. Then gently fold in the remaining semi-whipped cream.